Teacher: Michaël

Dutch Teacher

Hard work & fun, that’s my motto. A class needs a good laugh as much as it needs clear educational targets. With a little music every now and then. The truth is, I can’t do without music.

I had been working as an accountant/controller for more than 2 decades, when I decided to switch to the profession of teacher of Dutch as a Second Language, about 10 years ago. One of the best decisions in my life, without any doubt.

I find it very enjoyable to teach my mother tongue to all kinds of people. I have been teaching illiterate people, PhD students and every type of student in between. Refugees, expats, economical immigrants, etc. The students and I have been working together to achieve A1, A2, B1 and B2 levels.

Brief CV

I studied accountancy, commercial Spanish and Spanish translation. Furthermore, I qualified for teaching Dutch. At present, I am learning Arab and Greek, both for private and professional purpose: I was very eager to learn the Arabic and Greek scripts and I have a Syrian friend and a Greek neighbour.

I have worked and still am working for different language schools. Among them are the Dutch Center for Foreigners (Nederlands Centrum voor Buitenlanders, NCB), NLeducation (NLeducatie, NLE) and Global Language Training (GLT).

Reviews

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