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.

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Dutch lessons for busy people

‘Hallo, hoe gaat het?’

This might be one of the first sentences you studied if you’re new to Dutch. But why doesn’t anyone use it then? The only thing you hear Dutch people ask each other is: ‘Hoist?’ or ‘Hogattie?

Yes, learning Dutch is important to you, but this is madness!

And studying probably competes with many other priorities on your to-do list, too. Plus, a lot of people speak English here in Nederland. Despite these facts, 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 relate to your learning process and 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 in a stress-free environment, without having to do too much homework.

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 super fun and flexible introduction to the basics of Dutch language and culture! You can study on your own time and at your own pace.

An eight-week online group course where we boost your confidence and speaking skills, and where you learn what’s important for you. A2 level.

A six-week online group course where we boost your confidence and speaking skills, and where you learn what’s important for you. B1+ level.

A personal program of online private lessons, adjusted to your needs and goal, flexibly scheduled. Minimum of 12 hours. 

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

My name is Mariska, mother of Cato (4) and Hugo (1) and married to Pieter. Together we live in Diemen, right next to beautiful Amsterdam.

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 super fun and flexible introduction to the basics of Dutch language and culture! You can study on your own time and at your own pace.

An eight-week online group course where we boost your confidence and speaking skills, and where you learn what’s important for you. A2 level.

An eight-week online group course where we boost your confidence and speaking skills, and where you learn what’s important for you. B1+ level.

A personal program of online private lessons, adjusted to your needs and goal, flexibly scheduled. Minimum of 12 hours. 

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