Teacher: Brecht

Dutch teacher

I’ve always had a broad interest in other languages and cultures. That has lead to focusing on language in my studies, and also learning a few foreign languages myself. Fascinated by the unknown, but so special to discover a new world and slowly make it your own. In my experience learning a language is the key to a country, its people,  and culture. During my studies I always looked for the connection with society, which made it a logical step to become a teacher myself. I take fulfillment from guiding people through the same process, and enjoy being ‘on the other side’ of it. For me working together, speaking and working in an interactive way are important in a lesson: this way learning a new language is as fun as possible!

Brief CV

Before she started studying, Brecht has lived in Bologna, Italy, for half a year to learn in Italian (2010). After that she studied Language and Culture Studies, focusing on linguistics, in which she graduated with honors (2014). A masters in language acquisition and bilingualism at the same university followed (2015). In the meantime, Brecht followed several language courses, and did an Erasmus exchange in Siena, Italy (2014). From 2016 – 2021 she worked amongst other things as a teacher for
TopTaal, and obtained a teachers degree in 2018. Brecht will continue working as an independent teacher in Utrecht.

Reviews

You start speaking more and more!

Definitely recommend to follow a course with Kookoovaja. The teachers are positive, motivational and find new ways to make the lessons interactive. We played taboo in Dutch, we had discussions and they gave us practical ways to start using Dutch on our daily life; without realizing it you start speaking more and more! Evi

Small groups and fun classes!

What I like about Kookoovaja are the small groups, the games and fun activities during the class, which make learning Dutch more interesting! Myrto

Great language school!

Kookoovaja is a great language school, attentive to feedback and student engagement. Classes are fun and interactive! Olga

Three lovely months!

Three lovely months! It was a nice experience! Fun but most important learning as well! I chose the Dutch language and I am really happy with the teacher and with the group I was with! Kalliopi

Great classmates and amazing teacher!

At Kookoovaja, I get to learn Dutch with great classmates and an amazing teacher! Theodoros

I feel confident in speaking Dutch

Thanks to the interactive way of learning introduced by Samantha, my Dutch has improved a lot in the span of a few months, and most importantly I feel more confident in speaking Dutch. Lamia

Totally recommended!

The small group sizes create a very efficient learning environment. Totally recommended! Erik

I really like the small groups

I love that courses are small so you can really focus on what you need to improve – Lis

Where learning meets creativity

Kookoovaja is where learning meets creativity. A place where you can improve your language skills in a joyful way. The teacher is well prepared, friendly and kind. – Georgios

Great Teacher. Very satisfied!

Lectures are fun and targeted to improve in every single one! The teacher always thinks about creative ways to practice our weaknesses and doesn’t just stick to the book. Also we speak a lot in the class which for me is the most important. Very satisfied student here:) – Alba