Language teaching, translation & research
Lic. (Drs.) G. Dijkman has been teaching Dutch as a Second & Foreign Language (NVT & NT2) since 1993. As a self-employed language consultant (ZZP'er), he currently teaches at TOPTAAL (Amsterdam) and has participated in yearly 'Seminarium' workshops organised by the Nederlandse Taalunie to foreign teachers of Dutch as a Foreign Language (NVT). Past employers include ETC (Jakarta), VU-NT2 (Amsterdam), INTT (UvA - Amsterdam) & ROC van Amsterdam & Flevoland. He enjoys teaching communicative language skills at CEFRL levels A0-C1.
Certified/sworn translations include English & Italian > Dutch (active/near-native proficiency). Apart from this he masters Indonesian (advanced/near-native proficiency). Also, he has worked with French, Spanish & German (basic proficiency). G.Dijkman specialises in subjects related to education, nature conservation & the environment.
Close contacts with Indonesia have resulted in research on a number of subjects: historical research on Nusa Penida (sibling to Bali, Indonesia), the Greater Bird-of-Paradise in Aru (Moluccas, Indonesia), a performance of the ancient story of Calon Arang (Bali, Indonesia). Other topics include historical research on Dutch Golden Age painter Servaes Nouts, Latin & Roman Civilisation and archaeology. Apart from this, family history is a topic of rewarding research.