Opening Language Library (1 October 2014)
From left to right: Marlies Hoff (Dutch Foundation for Literature), Marion Vredeling (Program Manager TU Delft Library), Florien Velsink (Tandem Delft) en Jeanine Deckers (Probiblio & Schiphol Library) For more pictures go to: Flickr
How it all started
The Language Library of TU Delft is inspired by the concept of the Schiphol Library and started in 2014.
This library collection contains more than 150 translated books of Dutch literature. It has over 35 different languages, ranging from Chinese to Macedonian and Greek to Russian. It can help everybody in TU Delft to practice reading in the language they want to learn. So it can help you to improve your Dutch, learn a new language or familiarize yourself with the Dutch literature and the particularities of Dutch culture.
These books were donated in 2014 by the Dutch Foundation for Literature.
TU Delft Library is seeking for the co-creating of projects with student organizations. That's how the collaboration in 2012 between TU Delft Library and the Tandem Delft project started and we strengthened that cooperation in 2014 with the start of this Language Library in the main hall of the TU Delft Library.
The Tandem Delft project is based on the idea that the best way to learn a language, is to practice it. This project provides a platform for students and other interested people within Delft; to meet with native speakers from all around to put their knowledge into practice; improve their skills and in return teach someone else their own native language.
A dependance of the Language Library can be found at TU Delft X.
This project fits exactly into the goals of the TU Delft Library - to be a place to meet and exchange knowledge, a place for innovation and a place where all students feel at home― Marion Vredeling, Program Manager TU Delft Library (in Delta article)
- The joy of language (November 2012)
- Dutch literature in 35 languages (September 2014)
- Playing with language at the Language Festival (Februari 2019)