“I took my first Dutch course with Dutch of Course over the summer. I had heard about the varying quality of Dutch Courses in the NL and did not quite know what to expect. I felt the quality of the program was excellent and Judit is a fantastic teacher. She is very well versed not only in the mechanics of the language, but also the colloquial aspects of Dutch. There was just the right amount of English used for explanation, but only as needed so the experience was still immersive. Additionally, there was a great range of supporting material so the class was not just focused on the textbook. Judit is a funny, supportive, passionate teacher which brings good energy to the classroom every day!”
~ Tom Howze / Senior Manager – Strategy and Engagement at TomTom
“I attended a 10-week in-company course with Dutch of Course and I can confidently recommend her as a teacher/tutor of Dutch. The key reasons are:
– She creates a nice and relaxed learning environment, with a positive atmosphere where students feel comfortable and at ease.
– She is extremely patient and does not mind revisiting old topics, or discussing new ones repeatedly until students get them.
– She demonstrates complete knowledge of her teaching material. Whenever there is a particular topic a student struggles with, she can immediately point to a chapter in the manual or to a particular site where that topic is addressed/explained.
– I took a proficiency test before and after the course. The improvements were visible and substantial. Judit certainly played a big part in that!”
~ Sérgio Lopes / Associate Engineering Manager , Scrum Master at TomTom
“My biggest challenge before starting the lessons with Judit was a lack of self-confidence. Judit gave me the belief that I could speak Dutch. She really did make me feel that I could be understood and that I should just speak without worrying about points of grammar. My favourite parts of the Skype lessons were the digressions and general chat. I was keen to build my self confidence in speaking Dutch, so spending an hour (more like an hour and half) each week talking about anything and everything was fun, and really valuable. But on the other hand, I also was grateful for the time that Judit took to explain the structure of the language and to help me see the logic behind the grammar (when there was any!). Judit gives you so many different ideas about how to practice Dutch without it seeming a chore (my favourite being eavesdropping on the train). And the lessons are just good fun! ”
~ Elspeth Dickinson
/ Director at Centrica International BV
“Judit is a thoughtful, creative and talented language teacher. Judit focuses on the needs of her students and tailors learning materials and modules to support individual learning styles and interests. I really enjoyed the structured class content and materials mixed with tailored learning activities to help make learning Dutch fun. I would highly recommend Judit to anyone seeking to learn Dutch with other expats and enjoy themselves at the same time! ”
~ Elise Sharpley
/ Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting
I had no particular fears before contacting Judit, as Dutch of Course came highly recommended by a friend of mine. However, I had some apprehension about my improvement regarding my weekly one-hour course. Finally, I really feel that I have improved my speaking skills and I am now able to converse in Dutch without fear. As a true professional, Judit identified my needs and focussed on conversation. I ended the course with more determination to practice my new language skills in my daily life.
I never got bored during my course with Judit and we managed to have really enriching conversations despite my poor level of Dutch (in the beginning). I also liked her advice on how integrating into Dutch culture.
By signing up for a course with Dutch of Course you will improve your Dutch, the teacher will totally adapt to your personality and way of learning and you will meet a great person!
~ Gaëlle Renault / Direct Procurement – International buyer
“Judit’s classes are engaging, educational and fun! Each lesson you can expect a new approach to learning the material which keeps the classes interesting. She tailors the lessons to suit the needs of her students and most importantly the content is practical and can be easily replicated in everyday situations. She creates a relaxed and supportive atmosphere in which to learn Dutch. I would highly recommend her classes not only to learn Dutch but to get to know other people in Amsterdam.”
~ Leanna McAlpine
/ Graphic Design & Illustration at LM designs
“I think my main worry was that I wouldn’t be able to find a course that would suit my requirements or my learning style. This didn’t happen though as Dutch of Course took a really tailored approach developing a program that really fitted my needs. We focused mainly on conversational skills and were not too bound by the text book. This has really helped my confidence in actually speaking to Dutch people, in Dutch. I would say that no matter what your level, Dutch of Course can really help you progress your language skills in a fun and engaging way. Keeping enthusiasm for the learning process is a key to success and Dutch of Course really understands this.”
~ Paul Thomas / Communications specialist, Sustainability & Innovation at AkzoNobel
“I found Judit to be an excellent Dutch teacher. She was responsive to our needs, adjusting class content to suit our interests and queries, and providing background about Dutch culture which helped put lessons into context. Her innovative use of props made learning fun and helped us to remember words and pronunciations. These extra lengths demonstrate the commitment and dedication Judit shows towards her students.”
~ Wendy and Mark from Australia
“Judit is the type of teacher whose lessons will stay with you well beyond the classroom. She has a unique style that inspires her students to learn through creativity, energy and, most importantly, fun. Her passion for teaching is palpable and keeps you constantly engaged in the material. I am always amazed at how quickly 2 hours passes by as Judit is able to make even the most difficult content interesting with her bag of props!”
~ Parker Blackiston
/ Finance Business Partner – Benelux at Nielsen
“Judit is a very thorough teacher, and she will make sure that you are making the expected progress, without taking shortcuts. But she’s also very relaxed and easy-going about it, which creates a fun atmosphere – so don’t worry, you will not feel “back in school”! She’s very flexible and will adjust to your requirements. So if you want to achieve your goals and have fun doing it, Judit is the teacher for you!”
~ Danny Gendelman / Amdocs