Teachers

Doris

Doris

Dutch teacher – I implement a principle of improvisational theatre: “have fun in failure”. If you don’t make mistakes, you won’t learn. That’s why students in my classes must make mistakes, and I teach them how to have fun while doing so.

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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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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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Stephania

Stephania

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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Stéphanie

Stéphanie

French and Dutch teacher – I’ve always loved language. What it exposes and mystifies, how it handles truth and challenges imagination. It’s the most evident and at the same time magical way of manifesting ourselves and making sense of the things that surround us.

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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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