Frequent and consistent practice is key to learning any language. I will work together with you to set up a custom lesson plan and schedule, based on your current level and your personal learning style. Depending on your preferences, we can focus on either spoken or written Dutch, or find a balance between the two. I am familiar with a wide range of free online source material that we can use for homework between our sessions. For the sessions themselves, we will speak Dutch as much as possible. I am extremely patient and will guide you through sentence construction and vocabulary, even if you are a complete beginner. Because it is much more effective to learn new words within their own context, I also like to take lessons outside of the classroom and into the real world. For example, we can walk through the park, visit a store or have coffee while we practise speaking Dutch.
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For the past five years, I have been leading a small team of volunteers to develop and do maintenance on the Dutch course offered by the online language-learning platform Duolingo. Over a million people worldwide use this free course to learn Dutch vocabulary and grammar. My duties include but are not limited to:
- creation of the course curriculum;
- constructing and maintaining a database with thousands of example sentences, all of their possible translations, grammar explanations and hints;
- last but not least, answering user questions on the forums and handling error reports.
As a result of this work, I am intimately familiar with the most obscure grammar rules and exceptions. I have a broad experience with students of different levels and how to best explain to them the various difficult concepts of the Dutch language. Furthermore, six years of experience as a teaching assistant at various Dutch and Canadian universities has given me the perfect didactic skill set for one-on-one private lessons. Whether you are looking to reconnect with your Dutch heritage or are simply looking to learn a foreign language close to English, it would be my pleasure to help you on your journey!
2007-2010: Bachelor of Science in Physics & Astronomy at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2011-2013: Master of Science in Physics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2014-2019: PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2011-2013: Teaching Assistant at UBC Vancouver, teaching undergraduate physics and engineering courses
2014-2018: Teaching Assistant at the University of Amsterdam, teaching graduate and undergraduate physics
2014-present: Volunteer Course Builder and Forum Moderator at Duolingo, teaching Dutch for English speakers
I know Moos for a long time and he is fun to be with.
Moos is a very friendly, serious and competent teacher, he has an original and patient way of explaining things. His sense of humour and patience work for both adults and kids, I have witnessed him helping children with their homework on different subjects and the results were great.
Moos is eternally patient; if it doesn't work to explain it one way he will try another, and another. He is highly qualified though does not flaunt it, personable, and happy to work at whatever pace the learner wishes.
I've known Moos going on 7 years. He is exceptionally bright, demonstrated by extensive and in-depth knowledge on a wide range of subjects. Additionally, he is curious and possesses a willingness and ability to solve complex problems. He has a natural respect for others, is not judgmental and, regardless of his own apparent ease in learning, is both patient and empathetic towards others who may struggle to learn. I can't recommend him more highly as a teacher.
I know Moos for a very long time now. He is a natural born teacher. He has the gift to break down complicated stuff in all kind of different fields into comprehensible bits. When my daughter would come home complaining about school and not understanding a teacher, she would go to Moos. And in a very short time she would come out exclaiming "Oh! I get it! Why didn't he say so!", meaning the schoolteacher.
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