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?
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.