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Languages Taught


Price Guide
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £40.00

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Personal Description:

I am bi-lingual (Dutch - English) having been brought up in Belgium (Flanders) and lived 11 years in The Netherlands. I have a Bachelors degree and PhD in Dutch Studies.

Teaching Experience:

I have taught Dutch from beginners to intermediate at the Brasshouse Languages in Birmingham for the past 3 years. I have also tutored people studying the A-level Dutch (which unfortunately no longer exists) and have taught some conversation classes at university.

Teaching Approach:

The focus is primarily on speaking and listening for beginners. in order to gain confidence in speaking and listening there needs to be a basic understanding of how the language works (grammar). I like to introduce the vocabulary through common and useful topics, such as introducing yourself and shopping for beginners or academia for advanced students of Dutch. I provide plenty of activities (fill in exercises, translate, spot the mistakes) and use powerpoints as well as show clips with questions and activities that encourage speaking. I sue various textbooks to support the teaching.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Wales (2017) - European Philosophy (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Universiteit van Utrecht (2006) - Philosophy (in Dutch) (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Hull (2005) - PhD in Dutch Studies (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Hull (1996) - Area Studies (Dutch) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)

Tags: Birmingham Dutch teacher, Birmingham Beginner Dutch teacher, Birmingham Intermediate Dutch teacher, Birmingham Advanced Dutch teacher, Birmingham Expert Dutch teacher