Teachers

Aspa

Aspa

Greek teacher – In my courses, in addition to teaching the language, I enjoy talking about the Greek culture, the people, and Greek cuisine. I like to bring those elements into the classroom to bring the material to life. For me, learning a language does not just involve gaining knowledge, it involves immersing yourself in a new culture and seeing the country and its people in a new light.

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Gabi

Gabi

Dutch teacher – The three cornerstones of my courses are: fun while learning, attention for the student and talk, talk, talk. 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?

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Marieke

Marieke

Dutch teacher – In my classes, the students come crawling out of their shell and after a few lessons phrase sentences, sing along with Dutch songs, walk around to -literally- catch new words and talk about the different cultures that have come together in the classroom. And in the meantime, students implicitly pick up a lot of ‘boring’ grammar of Dutch.

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Michael

Michael

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.

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Oana

Oana

Romanian and English teacher – Teaching in Kookoovaja is one such enterprise and I welcome every student who wishes to embark on this adventure with me. Given my background in journalism, curiosity, communicativeness, inquisitiveness and thirst for knowledge are essential traits of the way I learn and teach in my turn.

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Samantha

Samantha

Dutch teacher – I want to pass on my affection for language learning to everyone in my classroom and each lesson, get the most out of students by creating a friendly environment. Finding creative solutions to difficult grammatical structures or to motivate even the quiet students to talk are challenges that I am happy to take on.

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Stefania

Stefania

Greek teacher – I believe that language is the key to not only the culture of a country but also the hearts and minds of people. I’ve now been a Greek teacher for fours years and I love it! In my classroom, in addition to syntax and grammar, we discuss the current situation in the Greek world, the experiences I’ve had when I lived in Greece, the food, songs, movies and a lot more.

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Valentina

Valentina

Italian teacher – Languages have always been one of my greatest passions. I believe learning foreign languages and cultures opens your mind and is a fulfilling and challenging experience.

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Vasso

Vasso

Greek teacher – Guiding people through their process of learning a new language is like looking at the world through a fresh set of eyes. I find teaching Greek especially enjoyable because it allows me to make good use of my nerdiness about my language and culture.

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