Claire (the Netherlands) has classes with Vasso
Stavros (Greece) has classes with Samantha
Sylvia (Spain) has had classes with Laurel
Jacqueline (the Netherlands) has classes with Montse
Barbara (the Netherlands) has classes with Vasso
Kookoovaja school was recommended to me by my Greek colleague when I was in search for my next-level Dutch course. I’m glad I found it, and I want to share my impression.
The lessons are given in a unique atmosphere: free, friendly, even relaxing, but you are directed (unnoticeably!) to learn actively, to repeat and to memorize the words / expressions and the rules. I was so pleased to find out that the group is small enough for everybody to get a lot of attention from the docent while practicing + to have any question to be asked and answered explicitly. I feel involved into each lesson as the great part of it is devoted to speaking which is the most efficient way of mastering the language (at least, for me). Trial by trial you start seeing the progress and get a confidence boost as a bonus. Still long way to go, but with Samantha it feels like a journey.
Altana (Rusia) has classes with Samantha
Laura (Italy) has had classes with Valentina
Louise (the Netherlands) has classes with Montse
Evgen (Slovenia) has had classes with Oana
Dimitri (the Netherlands) has classes with Vasso
Vivian (Greece) has had classes with Samantha
Moving to a new country and learning a new language is always a little terrifying and exciting. I have now been living in the Netherlands for a little over a year and having tried studying Dutch at a bigger institute (20+ students in a class), I didn't do very well and decided not to continue with the course.
When I heard of Kookoovaja and signed up for lessons, I instantly felt comfortable and excited to learn Dutch again! Kookoovaja's classes are small and Samantha makes it really enjoyable to learn a new language. Each lesson is different and she doesn't routinely just teach by the book. She has a very unique style of teaching the language and it is always enjoyable to go to class. Samantha is a very enthusiastic teacher who really takes the time to understand what components of the language you struggle with. She has the ability to create a comfortable environment where you are encouraged to speak Dutch in class and ask questions. I have noticed a vast improvement since I have studied at Kookoovaja with Samantha!