Meet the Team

We welcome you!

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!

Vincent

Teacher

Hi, I’m 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. 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!

Renee

Director Rotterdam / Teacher

Hello! My name is Renee. When I found myself in front of a class for the first time back in 2009 I instantly knew: this is it! The Dutch language has always fascinated me and I love passing on my knowledge and passion to others - even if they don’t ask for it ;-). There’s a lot of interaction in my lessons, you will receive a lot of feedback and I explain grammar in an easy and simple way. Being creative I love games, songs and drawing: this makes all lessons effective as well as fun! And probably most important is a good atmosphere with a great sense of humor. I look forward to it! You too?

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!

Aneta

Teacher

Hi! My name is Aneta. I started working as a language teacher twelve years ago. I find languages fascinating. Learning a new language truly has the potential to change your life and offers an alternative perspective on how to see the world. It’s very important to have teachers who make you feel enthusiastic and comfortable, and don’t make grammar more complicated than it already is. Successful education of any kind must be engaging, and the best way to capture students’ attention is to make lessons fun! I wish you the very best with your language journey and hope we meet soon at ABC Dutch!

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’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

Roy

Teacher

Hi, I'm Roy. I've been working as a Dutch teacher since 2013. The emphasis of my lessons is on playfulness, fun, creativity and how people learn from a science perspective. Everyone is different, learns differently and has different needs, so I like to create my classes with you in mind, thinking about what works best for you. I get inspiration for my lessons based on research about how people learn and how they process information most effectively. This is related to my passion for Neuroscience and the work I do in this field.

Anja

Teacher

Hello, I'm Anja. I love speaking different languages. It's amazing to be able to converse with people in their mother tongue. I also admire it when people decide to learn Dutch. Even though for some of you learning Dutch isn't necessary to survive from day to day while you’re out and about, I'm convinced it will enrich your life here. As a teacher, I focus on creating a fun learning experience and coaching you in creating simple habits around the language learning process. I believe these two elements will make learning Dutch a breeze, or at least a lot more pleasant 😉

Manon

Teacher

My name is Manon and I’ve been an NT2 teacher since 2007. I’ve always had a special love for the Dutch language and I’ve been lucky to be able to put that love into my work. Being an Nt2 teacher is what I love best. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and helping others in their first steps with Dutch or guiding students towards a better command of this difficult language. To create a good atmosphere in class is an absolute must for me. My lessons are therefore pleasant and educational, with an eye for individual needs.

Thomas

Teacher

Hello there! My name is Thomas. I have always been fascinated about how languages differ in the way you can express yourself in them. Because of that I focussed on studying languages and general linguistics during my studies. While teaching, I always try to connect these two elements together.  Furthermore, I place great emphasis on creating an informal atmosphere during class. In these lessons, I especially enjoy playing language games with students and sometimes I even participate myself.

Margot

Teacher

Hello, I'm Margot! I’ve been giving NT2 lessons to various students in Rotterdam and the surrounding area with great pleasure for over 28 years. I love bringing people closer together. This is done of course by speaking Dutch with each other, but also by creating a fun and safe atmosphere in class. In addition to teaching, I have a passion for cooking and I’m always interested in learning more about the traditional cuisine of my students. In my lessons, I always try to speak a lot and use active methods. I look forward to meeting you soon and maybe get a new recipe!

Peter

Teacher

Hello, my name is Peter and I am a Dutchman with some Flemish blood. I am curious by nature and I’ve been an NT2 teacher since 2003 and have a background in both teaching Dutch as a second language and art.. In my younger days, I was a graphic designer. My life is filled with different languages and culture. I love meeting new people of different nationalities and teach them Dutch as clearly as possible. And of course, there’s a lot of fun, variety and interaction in my lessons. Together we will take your Dutch to a higher level.

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!