Meet the Team

We welcome you!

Marije

Founder / Director / Teacher

Hi and welcome to ABC Dutch! Real glad you’re here. I have been a Dutch 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

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 aays 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! I find it important to create a good atmosphere and I will make sure everyone always feels comfortable in class. Hope to welcome you soon!

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!

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.

Jacqueline

Teacher

My name is Jacqueline. Since 2017, I’ve been enjoying teaching Dutch as a second language. In my lessons I integrate current or daily topics. I use fun and active work forms and language games. Students playfully work together to master the Dutch language. My priorities are to increase self confidence to speak Dutch and a good atmosphere in class! It’s also very nice when international students can share their experiences regarding Dutch culture together. I think it's important to maintain variety and pace in the lessons and for students to enjoy coming to class. Learning a language is simply fun.

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.

Barbara

Teacher

Hi! My name is Barbara. As a ten-year-old girl I always said: "I'll be a teacher one day!" Now, more than 38 years later, I am happy to stand in front of the class. I enjoy helping people to learn Dutch. Having worked in Spanish-speaking countries for a long time myself, I know what it feels like to learn a new language in another country. In my lessons I pay a lot of attention to speaking skills and I use audios and music. Of course you’ll get a lot of feedback in my lessons and I will also remind you what you have already mastered. After all, praise for language creates courage in language!

 

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.

 

Staf

Teacher

Behind every language you learn lies a new world. A world of knowledge, habits, encounters and opportunities. I am Staf, Nt2 teacher since 2015, and I am happy to guide you on your journey of discovery. I do this with great pleasure and involvement. I enjoy it when my students slowly start to feel more at home in the Netherlands through the language. In my lessons we work with grammar, collect new words and talk about Dutch culture. But what we're going to do most of all is practice. Through varied and lively lessons, I hope that you will gain enough confidence to start using Dutch in your daily life and to continue to do so even after the courses are over. Do you want to go on a journey of discovery together? Then join me at ABC Dutch!

Andrea

Teacher

Welcome! How nice that you’d like to learn Dutch! My name is Andrea and I was born in Rotterdam. I love languages and cultures and love working with people from all over the world. I also speak French and a little Portuguese and Italian and I love music. I would like to pass on my love for the Dutch language to you, so that you can make contact with other Dutch people, both privately and at work.I’d also like to tell you more about the Netherlands and Dutch customs. In my classes I ensure a pleasant, casual atmosphere and variety. This way you’ll learn a lot of new words and you’ll be able to quickly construct good Dutch sentences. I will motivate you, stimulate you and give you the confidence to speak Dutch. I look forward to seeing you in my class!

 

Nienke

Teacher

Hi, I'm Nienke and I've been living in The Hague since 2009. Before that I have always traveled a lot and other cultures and languages fascinate me enormously. When you learn a language, you automatically learn more about the culture. That's why I like seeing those two things coincide in my classes. With great pleasure and patience I help you to master grammar and pronunciation. This works best in a relaxed learning environment and it is important to me that you feel comfortable. I'm really looking forward to meeting you in my class and teaching you Dutch!

 

Margriet

Teacher

I have been teaching Dutch NT2 since 2013. I have worked with different groups of adults at different levels. I also work with secondary school students. I like different cultures very much and my next challenge is therefore to teach for a short period in Latin America. In my lessons you as students are central, so I focus on what you want to learn or need. You’ll learn to use Standard Dutch correctly. I do that with the help of varied materials in which the different skills are equally trained. I love living in a city where different cultures live side by side. And I look forward to learning from you. Welcome to my class!

 

Jolanda

Teacher

My name is Jolanda. My career in education spans about 30 years. In all those years I’ve taught Dutch Nt2 lessons as well as Spanish. My heart is with both. I have had considerable experience with many different kinds of groups. The diversity in these groups is what motivates and inspires me. I also like to make use of the possibilities that the internet offers. It is an inspiring addition to the various methods that make learning more fun and more effective. As a teacher, I keep an eye out for the specific wishes and challenges of the different students and provide complementary input in and outside my classes so that the student is guided where his challenges, needs and wishes lie. But above all, learning should be fun. Improving all languages in a playful and pleasant way whilst not even realising that you are studying.

 

 

Daphne

Teacher

Hi! I'm Daphne. I am Dutch and I have been an Italian teacher for quite some time. I've lived in Italy, so I know what it's like to live in another country and learn the language. A few years ago, after my NT2 teacher training, I also became a Dutch teacher. I find it very inspiring to teach students of so many different nationalities. You get a lot of feedback during my classes and there is a lot of interaction. Sometimes we listen to Dutch songs, read interesting articles or watch trending videos. I have a personal approach and I create a pleasant atmosphere in the classroom in which you don't have to be afraid of making mistakes. You learn better when it's fun and you feel at ease!

 

 

Jackelien

Teacher

Hi, I'm Jackelien. Language is actually my whole life, as a writer/editor and as an NT2 teacher. I have been teaching Dutch to non-native speakers for many years, to students from many countries and from very diverse backgrounds. The language is never boring, every student is different and a language course is therefore always a surprising journey, for my students but also for myself. My lessons are lively and challenging, you’ll work hard, enjoy yourself and learn a lot. You are very welcome to join!