Hi! My name is Tanja, I'm 38 years old and I've been teaching Dutch since the beginning of 2019.
My teaching style highly depends on your level and goals. Are you a complete beginner? Then my lessons will be very structured providing you with all knowledge and skills needed for initial conversation. The more your levels grows, the more we'll try to get you out of your comfort zone and implement extracurricular activities.
If you are an intermediate speaker, I still like to use a book as a common thread to make sure that your grammar/sentence structure keep on improving and your 'internal dictionary' keeps on growing. However, we will loosen up much more. Eventually, the important thing is that you talk. Spontaneous conversation gives lots of opportunities to learn new USEFUL words and detect errors/difficulties.
Some of my advanced students like to keep on working with a book, usually the ones that enjoy studying grammar and doing more traditional homework. Others just want to practice conversation, either guided by discussing a wide range of topics that I will provide, or, some really just want to master the typical Dutch 'een beetje kletsen' (small talk).
I usually work with 'Nederlands in Gang' (A0-A2), 'NL in Actie' (A2-B1), 'NL op Niveau (B1-B2). Additionally, I will provide extra grammar practices and of course there is the internet filled with articles, videos, etc.
I hope to see you soon in class!
7 Lessons | April 27, 2023
Heerlijk gesprek zoals altijd en altijd bemoedigend en behulpzaam :)
11 Lessons | August 4, 2022
Tanja is very kind and tries to encourage as much as possible to talk in dutch. She explains grammar very detailed and makes it easy to understand. She is patient and gives good hints if a work is missing or if a sentence does not make sense immediately. I would only recommend to have a class with her!
5 Lessons | April 27, 2021
I’ve had a great trial and then a first lesson with Tanja. She is exactly the teacher I was looking for: knowledgeable - she knows exactly what to do to improve my Dutch, friendly and fun, she is great! Looking forward to our next lesson 👍
1 Lesson | February 9, 2021
I am really happy with Tanja’s lesson. She’s very clear and efficient as I clarified my objectives with her. She has a great pedagogy and prepares well each lesson.