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The National Language Institute Curaçao (NTIC)

To ensure the implementation of national language policies on behalf of the government, the National Language Institute Curaçao is established, consolidating all relevant tasks. An integrated approach has been chosen, incorporating input from all stakeholders, including educational institutions, school boards, teachers, other implementing bodies, governmental organizations, and the entire population.

Our 4 pilars

Conscience

Increase awareness of the importance and value of language in the daily experience of society.

Education

Emphasizing the need for language skills and competence in order to fully participate in society.

Identity

Language promotes personal and cultural expression, which is essential, especially in a multilingual community like Curaçao.

Integration

Language is connection. It helps us as citizens to talk to each other and work together. Language is part of who we are, every day, everywhere.

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Presentation of “Trilingual Terminology in Criminal Proceedings” by Drs. Linda Richardson

Presentation of “Trilingual Terminology in Criminal Proceedings” by Drs. Linda Richardson

On January 25 2024, we had the pleasure of welcoming Drs. Linda Richardson, who presented her latest book “Trilingual Terminology in Criminal Proceedings” to us. The book highlights the crucial importance of accurate and consistent terminology in criminal proceedings, with special attention to multilingual environments. As an expert in language…

Collaboration between INT and NTIC

Collaboration between INT and NTIC

On February 21, 2024, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute for Dutch Language (INT). The collaboration focuses on expanding a lexical data infrastructure for Papiamento. As the executing body of the language policy ‘Op weg naar Multilinguale Co-existentie,’ we are responsible for the standardization, corpora, and…

Dr. Marta B. Dijkhoff, Direktor Instituto Nashonal di Idioma Curaçao

Dr. Marta B. Dijkhoff, Direktor Instituto Nashonal di Idioma Curaçao

Our institute’s task is to implement the governmental language policy in all its aspects and in a comprehensive way, taking into account the four main languages spoken and considered important on our island, namely Papiamentu, Dutch, English, and Spanish. Because today’s world is a world in which assimilation is a…

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