I am a DELTA Qualified ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher and have taught general, academic and business English, all levels, including Cambridge First Certificate, IELTS and TOEFL. I have also worked as a language assessor for Dutch Foreign Service applicants.
As a teacher with decades of experience, I understand the challenges in mastering a foreign language. I offer in-company courses for groups and individuals to help build confidence, fluency and spontaneity in English. I am motivated by the desire to create a learning experience that is valuable for my students and promote a client-centered approach.
Working with so many nationalities, I have become an expert in intercultural communication—for language cannot be separated from the culture of the person that speaks it. I have found that by examining different values and beliefs we can reflect deeper on own, which is vital for communication.
I teach private, customized Business English courses which covers multiple skills:
- Grammar (a necessary evil)
- Standard business expressions and vocabulary
- Meetings, negotiations and presentations
I also offer two language-related workshops:
- Dutchisms: an informative workshop for Dutch speakers to better communicate in English.
- Business Writing: a workshop offering constructive support to write more effectively in English.
More on both here.
*My recent clients include: Nyenrode University, Rabobank, Cap-Gemini, Pauw Sanders Zeilstra Van Spaendonck PR agency, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (Dutch Foreign Ministry), ING, KPN and Gouden Gids.
Interested in learning more? Please email me for prices.