Would you like to learn Dutch in a relaxed and flexible way, without the stress of having to do a lot of homework?

Learn Dutch with me at your own pace.

Let me introduce you to the basics of the Dutch language and give you interesting and humorous insights into Dutch culture.

Download my ebook to kickstart your Dutch adventure! 

Dutch lessons for busy people

Yes, learning Dutch is important to you. But it probably also competes with many other priorities on your to-do list. Plus, a lot of people speak English here. Despite this fact, many new arrivals in the Netherlands eventually realize that it would come in handy to understand the cashier at the shops, the other parents at school, or your colleagues chatting at lunch. Because of your busy lifestyle, you need flexible Dutch lessons that easily fit into your schedule, and a teacher who can make it a fun experience. Above all, you need a place you feel safe to make mistakes as you learn.

Do any of these sound like you?

You want to learn Dutch without having to do too much homework and in a stress-free environment.

You want to feel more confident by understanding what the people around you are saying, for example the cashier at the supermarket.

You want to improve your pronunciation and extend your vocabulary so that you can keep a conversation going without having to switch to English.

You want to be able to talk to the other parents and children at school.

You think Dutch is too difficult to learn, and you’re afraid of making mistakes.

You’re looking for a teacher who can level with you personally, and who understands that your time is limited due to your lifestyle, job, and/or children.

If so, I can help!

What I offer

A four-day Instagram course for beginners. You can study the basics of Dutch language and culture through videos and posts – on your own time and at your own pace.

A six-week online group course where you learn grammar through videos on your own, and we focus on speaking practice in class.

A six-week online group course where you learn grammar through videos on your own, and we focus on speaking practice in class.

20 hours of private lessons. A personal program adjusted to your needs and goals, flexibly scheduled to your agenda! 

Mijn stijl - My style

As a teacher, I believe that learning a new language should be a stress-free and fun activity that easily integrates into your busy life. Over the years, I’ve seen so many students lose the joy of learning Dutch. After taking a typical Dutch course, you might believe that you’re either too old or too busy to learn Dutch. Or that there’s no need to learn the language because everybody speaks English.

These thoughts are your mind playing tricks on you to keep you from diving into the new and unknown adventure that is language learning. That’s why I want to introduce you to my own tutoring style: personal and easygoing with a good dash of humor. Making mistakes is the key to learning, so my job is to make you feel confident and relaxed.

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Hallo! Welkom bij Mama Dutch

I’m Mariska and I’ve been a teacher for eight years now. I still love it every day. My mission is to remove any stress and fear about learning a new language from the equation, so you can actually start speaking Dutch! We deal with enough stress as it is, let’s not make Dutch another stressor. Learning can be a fun and relaxing activity—if you have the right teacher. Why do I do what I do? Because I believe that learning a language opens the gateway to the heart of a culture. And because I believe that it takes a bit of time to get to know the Dutch and their peculiarities, but the effort is 100 percent worth it. 

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What I offer

A four-day Instagram course for beginners. You can study the basics of Dutch language and culture through videos and posts – on your own time and at your own pace.

A six-week online group course where you learn grammar through videos on your own, and we focus on speaking practice in class.

A six-week online group course where you learn grammar through videos on your own, and we focus on speaking practice in class.

20 hours of private lessons. A personal program adjusted to your needs and goals, flexibly scheduled to your agenda! 

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