THE ABC DUTCH TEAM WELCOMES YOU!
From left to right: Marije, Elize, Boris, Marloes, Vincent, Barry
Not in the picture: Aneta, Antonette, Astrid, Dirieke, Sandra
Marije - Founder / Director / Teacher
Hi and welcome to ABC Dutch! Real glad you’re here. I have been an NT2 Teacher since 2006.
At ABC Dutch we care about each individual student and their progress, therefore we only provide you with native, dedicated, inspiring, experienced and certified Dutch teachers who will put YOU and your wishes, needs and development first. In a serious, yet fun way, we will make sure you achieve your goals learning or improving your Dutch.
Marloes - Manager / Teacher
Hi, my name is Marloes. I’ve been working as a Dutch teacher since 2011 and I live in The Hague; I find both very inspiring! I love teaching because every class is different and for me I enjoy teaching you something that you can use straight away in your daily life - for example to be able to say what you’re up to in Dutch, improving the pronunciation of the Dutch ’g’ (as in ’Scheveningen’ ;-)) or answering your difficult questions about Dutch grammar: I really enjoy this as well as living in The Hague. It’s so nice to live close to the beach! I hope to see you soon in class to take your Dutch to the next level!
Boris - Teacher
My name is Boris and I was born in Leiden where I also studied Dutch linguistics at university. Since 2011, I have been enjoying teaching students from various countries. I find the international character of this work very inspiring. During my lessons I always try and create an informal atmosphere in which the passing on of knowledge can flow easily. If you would also like to take your Dutch to a higher level, then I will hopefully see you in class.
Elize - Teacher
My name is Elize and I’ve been a Dutch teacher for quite a while now. There’s an extra dimension to the lessons at ABC Dutch due to the different nationalities of the students. Besides the Dutch language, everyone likes to learn about the Dutch culture as well. This makes our groups very motivating and fun at the same time!
Vincent - Teacher
Hi, my name is Vincent. Languages and communication are the driving force behind my career. Fascinated by the opportunities languages provide and their imposing limits at the same time, I enjoy teaching Dutch as a second language. I love playing with words and grammar, working in an international setting with students who all have their unique background, their unique story. Being fully aware of the challenge they took up by learning a new foreign language, I offer a diverse program. And while revealing the secrets of the Dutch language, I try to remain in close contact with the mother tongue of each student. To me it is essential to have a pleasant and informal atmosphere, which guarantees that learning Dutch and having fun can go hand in hand. See you in class!
Barry - Teacher
Hi all! My name is Barry. Since 2010, I have been working as a Dutch Language teacher and as a drum teacher since 2003. Both language and music are a form of communication. As I’m committed to (good) communication and to helping people, I chose these two professions. I officially graduated as a Bachelor of Business Administration and as a Sales Manager. These areas, however, didn’t give me the satisfaction that I experience now. I’ve lived in Zoetermeer for more than 16 years, but my "roots" are in The Hague - it’s so nice to also work in my hometown. I’m an open book, so if you have any questions, you can always ask. See you soon!
Antonette - Teacher
My name is Antonette and since 2011 I’ve been teaching Dutch with much pleasure. The Dutch language, and especially grammar, is my passion. To me it is really important to teach students at the right level, to make (and keep) you enthusiastic about Dutch and to not only pay attention to things you still have to learn but also focus on everything you already know well. I hope to see you soon at ABC Dutch!
Astrid - Teacher
Hello! I am Astrid, teacher of Dutch since 2012 and in The Hague since 2018. In my lessons you will learn why ’leuk, lekker en gezellig’ are so important in Dutch culture. Next to that, you will quickly find out ’How to bluff your way into Dutch’, so you can mingle enthusiastically with those blonde Dutch giants during their ’vrijmibo’ (Friday afternoon drinks) without knowing too many words. You will experience how songs can help you to get the new language and its weird oe-eu-ui-ij sounds into your system. During the lessons, you will learn the language not only from me, but from your fellow students as well, as you will put things into practice together. Good luck with your course and have fun!
Dirieke - Teacher
Hi, I’m Dirieke. I have taught Dutch as a second language for more than 9 years now. I find it interesting to immerse myself in language and I enjoy telling you all the secrets of the Dutch language! Roleplay, fascinating conversations about a variety of topics, games; I often use materials and teaching formats in which we can apply grammar and vocabulary directly in a fun way. Besides an instructional approach, I believe language lessons need to be mostly enjoyable and ’gezellig’.
Sandra - Teacher
Hi everyone! I’m Sandra. With much pleasure, I’ve been teaching Dutch to students from a variety of different countries for many years now. Language and culture are a common theme in my life and therefore in my lessons too! For that reason you don’t only get all the ins and outs of Dutch grammar and spelling, we also talk a lot about the Dutch culture. We practice in Dutch as much as possible, so you will cover the basics quickly and use Dutch yourself. Do you also want to learn or improve your Dutch? Then I hope to see you soon in class! ’Gezellig’, see you soon!