PORTAAL is a translation agency and language training centre with offices in Sint-Niklaas, Ghent and Geraardsbergen. The company was founded by Ruth De Graeve, a Ghent University graduate with a Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literature. She is a sworn translator and interpreter. Interested in expanding her own knowledge of language and culture, she spent several months abroad. She has lived in both France and Spain and studied at the Sorbonne University and the Université Paris-Diderot in Paris. Her work abroad and her experiences in both the private and education sectors have left her with a dynamic understanding of the client’s world.