Docent: Margarita

Dutch teacher – Margarita has over 30 years of experience in education, from kindergarten to university, from the classroom to local and European educational policy. Bulgarian born, Margarita studied in the USA and now lives in the Netherlands. She speaks at least three languages on a daily basis and loves to play with languages – the melody, the emotion, the difference in looking at things. Currently, she teaches Dutch to people with various backgrounds – refugees, expats, students and (East European) work migrants. She is happy to introduce people to the language and the culture of The Netherlands: a country she calls home now. The strength of Margarita’s approach is the ability to relate to the native language of the learner and to respond to the specific ways people acquire a language and their own objectives. She engages her students with flexibility, broad cultural knowledge and sense of humor.

Margarita holds a PhD in education and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and Policy Science. She is a certified English teacher and has succesfully obtained her certification for teaching Dutch as a second language.