Information About Ria - Stockport teacher - (37 reviews)
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Want to learn Dutch? This is a good time to start.
I am an experienced Dutch language teacher. A Dutch national and native speaker. I have been teaching Dutch for many years in the UK. I love what I do, and am committed to your Dutch language needs and goals.
Some of my students are in love, and want to learn the language for inclusivity, a better understanding of the language and Dutch culture. It is important to be able to take part in everyday conversation with family and friends and not feel isolated. Others are looking to work, or are working in the Netherlands and continue to achieve higher levels of Dutch to suit their academic or work environment. This can be arranged with me during a mutually convenient time, including unsociable hours.
You can learn Dutch with me to achieve basic beginners A2 and also the higher levels B1, B2 and C1 and C2 of the CEFR Standards.
privately and Corporately.
at schools and colleges in Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
for a Charity (children with Dutch background).
regular Language Maintenance classes.
external Examiner Speaking Dutch GCSE.
preparing for the Integration Exam.
language Assessment for individuals and employers.
The courses are well structured, interactive and communicative. The Beginners Course to A2 level equips students with all the Dutch language skills needed to communicate in everyday situations.
For example, we first focus on the pronunciation of vowel sounds, preposition of place, nationalities and countries, simple present verbs, past verb forms, idiomatic future and describing people and places. You will quickly develop skills in listening, reading, spoken interaction, spoken production and writing the Dutch language. Lessons cover `every day` topics relating to Dutch culture and society.
The Beginners Course is the first step towards achieving the language standards recommended by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) A2. At the end of the course students can interact with a degree of fluency and have reached the capacity to express themselves and discuss contrasting viewpoints. At B1 level you will be able to pass the Integration exam. B2 level is suited for working in the Netherlands… Courses on offer:
Intermediate A2 to B1
Higher Intermediate B1 to B2
Perfect Dutch level C1 and C2
Modern Dutch Grammar courses.
Integration Exam Course
In addition to weekly lessons, there are online conversation classes for Beginners Dutch every 2nd Saturday of the month. And on the 3rd Saturday of the month for the advanced students.
Please ask for details and register your interest.
Skype or other Private one to one, small groups and couples/families
Corporate: At your place of work /Skype and Zoom
At Schools / Skype: for students of Dutch.
Come and study with me.
You will improve quickly and it will be fun too!
Tutor Resources: (free to download)
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Additional Languages: English (British), English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- BVnT2 (2016) - Membership (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Birmingham University (2007) - BA Hons Sociology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Seville Spain (2006) - TESOL (Other) (✔ On File)
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Ria is an exceptional Dutch tutor with extensive teaching experience. She takes the time to assess your existing knowledge and skill level, providing tailored support to help you improve. Her teaching is well-structured, offering practical exercises to reinforce your learning. Ria's encouragement and motivation inspire you to give your best effort. She emphasizes independent thinking and a deep understanding of the language.
Ria's main objective is to ensure your comprehensive understanding of the language, not just aiming for exam success.
Given my unpredictable schedule, Ria has shown remarkable flexibility, allowing me to reschedule lessons when necessary.
Her patience and readiness to assist with any questions make her an outstanding Dutch tutor. I wholeheartedly recommend her teaching.
I eagerly anticipate continuing this learning journey with her.
It is a pleasure working with you because you try very hard, despite the limited time you have available. I love it so when I see that you understand - comprehend the materials we use and the explanations I give. You have come a long way in developing your Dutch language skills.
Thank you again, I will be here for you to assist you in achieving your language goals.
She really understands the process of learning a foreign language.
She is excellent at explaining not only grammatical points, but also the quirkiness of everyday colloquial Dutch.
I could not have found a better Dutch tutor - highly recommended.
I would highly recommend starting lessons with her. I feel more confident after every lesson and have progressed more with the language than I ever thought I could.
Ria is great for providing homework and is always happy to help with any problems I have. After some time in her lessons, she managed to pair me up with one of her other students so we could study together in our own time which has been great and really helped us both.
Excellent teacher, very happy I chose her!
Lessons with Ria are relaxed, and a very exciting journey in getting to a point where one can read/write/listen-to and speak in the Dutch language! I highly recommend her!
Great work !
I am currently two sessions in to my course and I’m throughly enjoying them. Ria is calm, understanding and puts you at ease. The lessons have been very enjoyable and I have been surprised by how much I have learnt in that short space of time.
I would absolutely recommend Ria to anyone considering Dutch lessons.
Thank you very much for your comments, which are very constructive and much appreciated. Glad to hear lessons are enjoyable too.
Ria is also very flexible with days and times for lessons and always tries to be accommodating.
Over all I highly recommend Ria as a tutor :)
I highly recommend Ria and look forward to my continued learning of the Dutch language!
I would definitely recommend her as a teacher for anyone who wants to learn Dutch, I'm a complete beginner and have made some great progress (according to my Dutch boyfriend) under her guidance.
With Ria you get the complete package, firstly dutch is her first language so she not only knows the language but also knows the manerism and pronunciation perfectly for each word/phrase. The fact her English is perfect helps also as she can help with the translstion of the grammar side of things very well.
Times are flexible and Ria will always try to work around you and not the other way round.
I have enjoyed my lessons so far and look forward to more.
Ria does not only encourage and develop your understanding of the Dutch language, but also makes lessons fun and flexible to suit individual needs.
I look forward to my weekly lessons with Ria and am thoroughly enjoying learning a new language!
Thank you so much for your feedback which helps me enormously when preparing future lessons. It is good to know that you feel 'pushed' and that you feel you are improving. Thank you for your kind words. Ria