Welcome to the Services page of Noordman English Translations! My name is Ariena Noordman and I have been fascinated by language ever since I was little: by structures and patterns, but also by the creative ways in which we can play with it. Today, I am still intrigued by the ways in which language connects people or fails to do so.
After studying English Language and Culture at the Unversity of Groningen, I now use my passion for language in three different ways. Through my business, Noordman English Translations, I am active as a translator, interpreter and English language coach. I would like to share with you my passion for the English and Dutch language and what my language skills can do for you.
Full information on my services and rates is available on the subpages of the Services page in the menu at the top.
Translation fascinates me endlessly, as it continually presents me with new challenges. However, it is not just about solving translation puzzles: for me, the greatest challenge and the greatest satisfaction lie in connecting people by taking away language barriers. I think it is wonderful to keep discovering new ideas and to support people in sharing those ideas with others.
Interpreting is demanding work, but it also gives me a lot of energy. I very much enjoy connecting people and being there when it happens: to see how people make contact with each other. The good thing about interpreting, for me, is that I can offer people very practical support in reaching their goals.
Dutch Language Coach
I enjoy coaching people, because it gives me pleasure to see others develop their skills and because sharing my knowledge and skills brings me different challenges than translating and interpreting. I am convinced that language coaching helps people to improve their Dutch or English and to feel more confident when speaking in a foreign language. This will enable them to communicate more succesfully, at work or in other situations.