Information About Ria - Stockport teacher - (34 reviews)
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I am an experienced Dutch tutor. A Dutch national and native speaker and have been teaching Dutch in the UK for many years.
You can learn the Dutch Language with me at all levels, for all purposes, corporately and privately either face to face or on line. Most of my students are in love and have a need to understand and speak the Dutch Language!
In addition to the normal one hour lesson, I offer thirty minutes Dutch 'shots' for those busy people who juggle being a mum / dad and work/business life, sometimes all in the same place and cannot be away for a full hour in lessons… Two x thirty minutes Dutch per week has proven a success. Do let me know if that is something for you.
I also have recently introduced a 'buddy system', this means that I try to find you another student, at similar level, to practice Dutch with. This has worked well, especially when students have no-one to practice with.
Teaching Dutch privately and corporately.
Teaching Dutch at a primary school in the UK.
Teaching Dutch for a Charity (children with Dutch background).
Skype Lessons and Language Maintenance.
Coaching for GCSE Level Dutch.
External Examiner Speaking Dutch GCSE.
Preparing for the Integration Exam.
I offer Dutch language courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.
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. The textbooks are made up of chapters which all look at a specific area of everyday life.
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 and at B2 level the Staatsexam.
Courses on offer:
Perfect Dutch level C1
Modern Dutch Grammar courses.
Integration Exam Course (Inburgeringsexamen Cursus)
Business Dutch Courses, minimum level A2 required.
Skype: Private one to one, small groups and couples
Blended Learning: Such as a combination of mostly Skype and some Face to Face (at my discretion).
Corporate: At your place of work /Skype
At Schools / Skype: for Dutch GCSE students
No face to face classes during Covid.
Come and study with me!
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Additional Languages: 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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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