Teacher: Gabi

Dutch teacher

Using the target language in practice and having fun are distinctive features of my classes. The three cornerstones of my courses are: fun while learning, attention for the student and talk, talk, talk.

I love hands-on teaching. Wat does one need and how can we do that while aiming at practical use of the language? Throughout the years I have taught people from all kinds of levels and backgrounds, from established migrants who recently managed to read and write up to highly passionate trilingual PhD students. Resulting in having a large repertoire of methods and ways of explanation at hand.

When I start with new students, I listen and look well and select materials and methods best fitting the person and situation. What is the goal of the training for these students and what do I think they need to achieve that goal?

Brief CV

During my studies in Literature I started as a volunteer teaching Dutch as a second language and after moving to Italy, I decided to qualify for teaching English, because the English language has a special place in my heart. Nowadays my students gain from this fact, because I can talk about differences between English and Dutch with great nuance.

In the past years I have given trainings and courses to employees of Capgemini, Sweco, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Mercedes-Benz and the Hubrecht Institute. Furthermore I have organized teacher trainings about teaching in English for the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht and University of Utrecht.


strongly recommend this course

I have been part of Kookoovaja for over a year now, and I am very satisfied with the way the lesson is organized. There is a variety of exercises which improve the speaking, reading and other language skills in general by interacting a lot. I would strongly recommend this course! Diana

Keep up the nice job!

I would describe kookouvaja’s learning methods with 3 words: Innovative, interactive, fun! Keep up the nice job! Georgios

Now I am more confident

I can really speak Dutch! Kookoovaja let me face this language I thought it was impossible to learn, of course I am only at the beginning but I am now more confident! Dank je wel Samantha! Eleonora

Interactive lessons

Very interactive lessons!! Very fun way of learning! Alba

Lessons that you look forward to

There are a few things that in my opinion makes Kookoovaja’s teaching method stand. First are the small groups, the teacher can follow everyone and you get to know your classmates quite well. Second the variety of exercises together with the focus on speaking. What you end with are very gezellig and fun lessons that you look forward to. Madalina

Dynamic and fun

The course was dynamic and fun. The relaxed atmosphere helps to keep your attention after a hard day of work. Jesús

Enjoying my time

Best language school in Utrecht to improve your speaking Dutch language abilities. Really enjoying my time there. Marisia

Fun exercises

I enjoyed the environment and the fun exercises. Lilia

Personalized activities

Study and play with the Dutch in a small group! A great atmosphere, personalized activities and a lot of fun gave a energy boost to my Dutch learning process. Carlo

Practicing real situations

Kookoovaja lessons have helped me lose my fear of speaking in Dutch, letting go and improving my speaking by practicing with real situations every week. Marta