Teacher: Nicole


My challenge is to have a nice learning atmosphere in our class, to have you practice a lot and make learning and speaking Dutch enjoyable. I will always look for ways to make the lesson fun and inspiring, with an eye for everyone’s way and level of learning. Because; a day without learning (or laughing) is a day wasted.

I regularly hear students who just started a course sigh and say that Dutch is a very difficult language. During my lessons I will be happy to prove you wrong. That is why I will invite you to speak Dutch and practice with real life situations. When you start noticing that Dutch is not that difficult at all, and even enjoy learning, then I’ll be a satisfied teacher.

Brief CV

After working as a communications advisor and editor for more than 30 years, in the Netherlands and abroad, I changed course and got qualified as a Dutch teacher. I now enjoy conveying my love for the Dutch language to groups of students from all kinds of cultural and language backgrounds.


Passionate and patient teacher!

Really great intro to Dutch with a passionate and patient teacher! – Liam

Interesting and productive learning experience

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Kookoovaja. Small classes and a variety of learning methods resulted in an interesting and productive learning experience. – Kester

Excellent experience!

My experience with Kookoovaja has been excellent so far. Fun lessons that will definitely help you improve your Dutch language skills. Highly recommended! – Ilias

A fun, structured and innovative way to learn!

If you want to learn Dutch in a fun, structured and innovative way, this is the place to be! In a short amount of time I felt very comfortable with the language and the way of learning in Kookoovaja! – Christina

My Dutch has improved and my confidence also

Thank you Samantha for the wonderful semester class. I enjoyed our cosy, stimulating sessions. Thank you for supporting and encouraging us, and challenging us to learn a bit more each day. I definitely feel my Dutch has improved and my confidence also 🙂 – Yukari

Interesting course with really nice energy!

The energy during the class was really nice as well as the environment, making learning Dutch interesting and fun! – Nikos

Super fun and useful!

My beginner’s Dutch class at Kookoovaja was super fun and useful! I can now confidently order at a café or shop at the market and make small talk with Dutch colleagues at work. Totally recommend it! – Eva

Learn while having fun

After the course, I am able to introduce myself and make my orders at bars or restaurants. I can initiate small conversations with the locals. It feels great to learn while having fun. – Sofia

A sense of community

This is my second course with Kookoovaja and it has been just as worthwhile as the first! It was nice to see most of my class companions from the previous block, because then there was a sense of community and speaking and learning became more easy-going. – Julia

I would definitely recommend it!

I am very happy that I’ve chosen to learn Dutch with Kookoovaja! I enjoyed the exercises, the grammar was very well structured and being exposed to Dutch conversations developed considerably my ability to follow the people around me. The teacher made learning a difficult language very fun and I could see progress shortly after I started the course. I would definitely recommend Kookoovaja! – Luiza