Dutch Teachers: Meet Team Edu-Dutch
Hi! I am Kinga
Hi! I'm Kinga and I come from Poland.
I have been teaching Dutch for 10 years. During that time, I have helped many students achieve fluency and feel confident speaking the language. Before becoming a teacher, I graduated from biopharmacy at the University of Leiden and worked for 2.5 years in pharmacy, conducting research and helping students with bachelor's and master's theses. I also had the opportunity to study in Norwich, England and do an internship in Australia, which gave me valuable insights into what it's like to live in a new country. As a result, I understand the challenges that students face when learning a new language and can provide practical advice and support to help them succeed.
Having worked with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, I have developed a deep appreciation for cultural diversity and the importance of tailoring teaching methods to individual needs. I am passionate about conducting classes and lectures and have a talent for conveying knowledge in an easy and understandable way. As someone who has learned Dutch and studied in Dutch myself, I am confident that I can inspire and motivate you to learn the language. Over the years, I have gained extensive teaching experience both while teaching Dutch and while working at the University. For example, I have helped students from various backgrounds achieve their language learning goals, from beginners to advanced learners.
In my lessons, I incorporate a diverse array of learning methods to maintain an engaging and lively atmosphere. My teaching approach emphasizes the practical aspects of language learning, such as conversation, reading, and writing. At the same time, I am committed to building a strong grammatical foundation for my students. This balanced approach enables them to confidently communicate in Dutch across a range of situations. I invite you to experience the joy of learning Dutch, and I'm confident that you'll come to love the language as much as I do. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
I am here to help you gain new language skills. See you in class!
Hi! I'm Jelmer
Hello! My name is Jelmer, and I come from the land of tulips and windmills - the Netherlands. With over eight years of experience in teaching Dutch online, I also work at Leiden University. For me, conducting classes and assisting others in acquiring new skills is more than a profession; it is a genuine passion. My extensive experience in language instruction and motivation for personal growth allows me to work effectively with students at various levels, from beginners to advanced learners. Additionally, I can cater to those who wish to concentrate on specific language aspects, such as pronunciation or grammar.
I am very patient and explain things clearly so that people can learn Dutch well and have fun doing it. My main goal is to help my students grow and improve. I try to make the lessons interesting and use different ways of teaching, like talking, doing activities, using videos, and giving homework. My aim is to help every student feel confident when speaking and understanding Dutch, so they can communicate easily. I think learning grammar and vocabulary is also important. If you want to take the NT2 state exam, I can help you prepare for it.
See you at the lesson, where we will work together on your language development!
Hi! I am Gizela
Hi. My name is Gizela and I am Polish living for 30 years in the Netherlands.
I have a background in education and spent 14 years teaching in a primary school in Poland. When I moved to the Netherlands, I dedicated myself to learning Dutch and passed the NT2 state exam at levels 1 and 2. I realized that teaching was my passion, so I enrolled in a program at the Pedagogical University (PABO). Upon completion, I began teaching in Dutch primary education, where I have worked for the past 18 years.
I am currently working with preschool children who have language difficulties (VVE) and have been teaching Dutch language courses at Edu-Dutch for 7 years. Prior to this, I taught English courses at Volksuniversiteit. Having started my own language journey from scratch, with a complete inability to use the language, I understand the challenge of breaking through and beginning to speak fluently.
In my classes, I try to motivate my students to learn the language, contact the local people, listen to the local media, and learn about the customs and the country itself, which has become our home. If you are motivated, you are not afraid of challenges and you are betting on yourself and your future here.
Take action now and join us. Our experienced team and unique teaching methods are here to help you succeed.
Hi! I'm Dominika
I am Dominika and I come from Poland.
I have lived in the Netherlands for about 13 years. I started my adventure with the Dutch language shortly after moving to this country. I was very interested in Dutch customs and traditions because I have always been curious about the local culture. I decided to quickly take matters into my own hands and start learning. The beginnings were of course difficult, but I always said "Nothing comes from nothing".
Thanks to this approach and my motivation, and with the help of great teachers, I achieved my goal and I could quickly see that life became a little easier. New roads opened up for me, and mastering the language allowed me to continue to pursue my goals and dreams.
My adventure with Edu-Dutch started about 7 years ago. Helping people learn a language gives me a lot of pleasure, and the language progress of others gives me a lot of satisfaction.
This is not just a job for me, it's a collaboration with you! I am proud to be part of the Edu-Dutch team and I can contribute to making your language dreams come true.
Do not hesitate any longer and become our student, devote some of your free time, take a bit of enthusiasm, and start making your language dreams come true!
See you in class!
Hi! I'm Karolina
My name is Karolina, I have been living in the Netherlands for almost 14 years.
I am a teacher by profession and have been teaching Dutch at Edu-Dutch for over 5 years.
I started my adventure with this language many years ago and I know how difficult it can be. However, the way Kinga and Jelmer conducted classes made learning effective and enjoyable. The result was passing the state exam.
My hobby is reading, and every free moment I try to spend it actively with my family.
If you are looking for a school that will help you learn Dutch, our school is a great choice. Together with our team, we will help you reach the level that will allow you to easily pass the state exam.
Are you determined to learn this language? – sign up today and reach for your dreams.
See you in class.
Hi! I am Marta
I'm Marta, I come from Poland.
My adventure in the Netherlands began 10 years ago! Unbelievable how quickly the time has passed. I live and work here, planning and organizing work. In my free time, I like reading good books and watching movies. I also love small and big trips.
Since I was a child, I dreamed of working as a teacher and I was able to fulfill it thanks to Edu-Dutch. Working here is not only an extra job, but also my passion and a dream come true. A few years ago I stood in the same place as you, so I understand you perfectly and I know what the beginnings are like. However, I decided to take matters into my own hands and started learning Dutch. Thanks to this, many of my dreams have come true.
I hope you will make this decision too! I am here to share the knowledge I have gained, introduce you to the secrets of the Dutch language and help you get through this path. Do not wait, and do not put off your dreams for later, they are within your reach, and we are ready to help you achieve them!
Take a pinch of free time, a bit of goodwill, and a dose of motivation with you, and together with our wonderful team we will make learning Dutch pleasant and effective.
See you in class!
Hi! I am Monika
Hello! I am Monika 🙂
I came to the Netherlands in 2014. I was newly married and defended my master's thesis in management and marketing. Even though I could communicate in English, it annoyed me terribly that I didn't understand what the Dutch were saying to each other 🙂
So the first thing I did was sign up at Edu-Dutch. I participated in the first courses of our school. Thanks to Kinga and Jelmer I was able to get my NT2 diploma quickly. Soon after, I joined the group of lecturers.
During the classes, I pass on my knowledge in an easy and friendly way. Together we will be able to master the material that will also allow you to understand what they are saying to each other. I will constantly motivate you to constantly develop and improve your language skills.
Together with other teachers, we will create ideal learning conditions for you.
I know that the beginnings can be difficult, but friendly relations and a nice atmosphere at Edu-Dutch will make learning Dutch a pleasure.
The first step and choosing a good language school is the most important.
See you in class!
Our experienced Dutch teachers will help you learn the language quickly and easily
Together with our wonderful and experienced Dutch language teachers, we conduct classes effectively, in a nice and engaging way. Our entire team works with passion and pleasure. We will help you learn Dutch easily, quickly and in a nice, stress-free atmosphere.
Due to our Polish-Dutch origin and many years of experience, we know what it's like to learn a new language. That's why we've developed our own teaching method and run the beginner levels using our own materials so you can enjoy learning Dutch in a fun, easy and effective way!