Testimonials

What people say about Dutch of Course

Tandi Homburg

Brand Experience Manager

Royal Boon Edam International B.V

My company paid for me to attend a batch of one-on-one Dutch lessons with Judit. She is really patient, kind and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable learning with her and loved how she understood my personality and adjusted the lessons to how I learn best. I loved going every week and would highly recommend you learn with her. I intend to go back again for more lessons to keep growing. 10/10 for sure!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sérgio Lopes

Head of Development

BUX

I attended a 10-week corporate group course at TomTom with Judit 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!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Melinda Soos

AVP-Finance

Revantage Europe

Judit is an excellent professional teacher in all respects; she is encouraging but appropriately challenging, so I really enjoy the Skype lessons with her. She is simply amazing and makes all of our lessons fun and very effective. If you are thinking about learning Dutch from your home, then Dutch of Course is without doubt the best choice you could make.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Andy Spry

Senior Manager, Omni Media Strategy

Calvin Klein

Before contacting Dutch of Course, I only spoke one language, and thought I did not have a talent for language. I was nervous about feeling stupid and getting things wrong, but Judit was encouraging through the whole process. She taught me that mistakes are a natural part of learning, and with her tuition I really improved. Practice makes perfect!
My private online meetings with Judit made me so happy! She was a great support and positive energy during my learning and brightened up my day as well as educating me. I really enjoyed that Judit kept a good pace through the course. I never got the chance to find learning boring because she used a combination of reading, writing, listening, speaking, conversation and puzzles. She kept me engaged and moving forward.
I would highly recommend Dutch of Course for private online learning. Judit made time to understand my personal learning style and was so kind to be flexible with my schedule. I was able to fit private classes around working full time, and with her tuition progressed quickly to A2. Dutch of Course also offer bulk discounts for buying multiple classes, which makes private learning more accessible for those who are committed to learning. This was very helpful for me.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Hugo A. Valdivia

Business controller

TomTom

In 2016 while I was preparing for my ‘inburgering’ test (Civic integration exams) to become a permanent resident in the Netherlands, I had the chance to join an in-house course at my former employer which was led by Judit. I became a fan of her and her method since minute one. She’s detailed-oriented not only during each session but prior to beginning of the course. Through a quick survey she gathers info to find out what your purpose is, whether you will use Dutch language at work or in day-to-day activities outside office. She really was instrumental to help me improving my speaking and conversational skills, with some additional hints on the local culture, which she knows inside-out. Even though I went for the group course, I am aware she is highly sought for her remote/skype sessions. Among her top qualities: friendly, expert, creative.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Adam Galmor

Senior Software Engineer

IMC Trading

My experience with Judit was nothing short of sublime. A friendly, welcoming and easy to talk to teacher who managed to take me not one but two whole levels over the course of ten one-hour lessons. Judit is always there to answer each of your questions, assist you with any difficulty you might have with the Dutch language, and make sure you reach the goals you set out for yourself. Cannot recommend enough!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Rositsa Vasileva

Senior Campaign Performance Manager

Philips

I attended a 10 week group course @TomTom given by Judit, and I am enrolling for the next one as we speak :) Having attended various Dutch courses with different teachers I must say that I particularly like Judit's way of teaching due to the following. She:
- has warm and friendly personality and creates a real connection/relationship with her students
- is a 'foreigner' herself (being Hungarian by origins) which makes it easier for us to relate to and discuss the cultural differences b/w the Dutch and the expats, with the intention to integrate better
- always tries to keep us motivated and interested in providing us with additional information, videos, articles that we can read/follow, besides the regular study book
- corrects us on the spot (without making us feel insecure about what we are saying) and nurtures us to open up and speak more
- explains grammar/topics very clearly (over and over again sometimes if needed) I am extremely happy that I will be continuing my Dutch classes with Judit and hopefully soon I will be able to write another feedback (all in Dutch :) thanks to her help!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Eduardo Machado Starling

Senior Software Engineer

TomTom

Judit is a very entertaining, knowledged and inspiring teacher. I definitely recommend her classes for anyone who wants to learn Dutch! I am already anxiously waiting to start level 2 :)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Roser Franch

Storyteller, copywriter

Context Travel

My aim was to prepare for the NT2-II exams. I feared there would be too much to handle. I had not taken a language test for years! I was surprised to experience how proactive and insightful Dutch of Course's method is. The course is also tailor-made, so the only sweat I experienced came when facing my own homework :)
I absolutely loved the efficiency of the training and the sharpness of the teacher! Good investment of my time, money and energy.
Dutch of Course has a 100% success rating on preparing people for the NT2-II test. Judit is funny, smart and patient as can be! If this doesn't convince you, here's my personal experience: I had not had Dutch lessons for the last 7 years and yet I reached more than I even aimed for.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Gaëlle Renault

Acheteuse - Category Manager vrac, fruits secs, pain, vin

Naturalia France

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!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Parker Blackiston

Operations Associate

GiveWell

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!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Elspeth Dickinson

Director

Centrica International BV

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!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Valerio Pilo

Tech Lead

TomTom

Judit is a wonderful teacher! Very attentive, always keen to explaining whatever doubt you might have, she always ensures everyone is at the right pace and takes good care to never leave anyone fall behind. It's refreshing to see how better you can grow with someone so supportive!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Jay Lillie

Shift Lead

Leaseweb

I can highly recommend Dutch of Course and Judit Bartos as the best language teacher I have ever studied with. I have had quite a few, particularly in the 9 years I’ve lived in the Netherlands. In late 2016 I joined one of her group Level 2 classes at TomTom and she quickly captured our attention with her friendly and direct style of teaching. She really took the time to work out our level as a group. We all progressed well even though some of us had differing abilities and by the end of the 10 week course I was surprised that nearly all the students were still attending. This year I decided to invest in myself and have just completed a 10 week One on One course. Judit tailor made the lessons to my needs and overall aim. She really understands the basics of learning and her passion for teaching is evident. What I really appreciate is the way she takes out the fear factor and makes the process feel less like study and more that you are developing a skill organically. My confidence has grown massively as has my desire to continue improving my Dutch. I will definitely enroll for another course in the near future.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sarah van Thiel

Nurse

Spaarne Gasthuis

My biggest fear was that I would make a fool of myself and not know enough Dutch to understand the questions or answer the questions. I thought I would be told there is no way you are going to pass your Nt2 exam, or I should not go to the interview! What happened instead was Judit was friendly and empathetic. She made it seem easier and less scary. She would work with you and if one way of saying a sentence was too tricky she would give you alternatives and simpler ways to construct the sentence. Judit was always pleased to see me and genuinely interested in the challenges I was facing with the language and how best to make it easier. She helped me prepare for my Nt2 exams, I never thought I would pass them but with her encouragement and help, I did! Judit also gave me invaluable interview practice training. Judit gave me so much encouragement and made it seem possible. Without Judit I would not have gone to do the interview in Dutch. I did the interview and got the job! I would say... Go and contact Dutch of Course! Judit is really friendly and will work with you with whatever challenges you are facing with the Dutch language. Whether it is preparation for exams, an interview or just a general chat in Dutch, she will make it easier and far less scary. Judit is such a positive person, and she makes you just have a go. Before you know it you have passed your exams and managed to get a job!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★