Testimonials & recommendations (2015)

Below students & colleagues have recommended Godi Dijkman for various skills over the years, from Dutch Language Teacher (NT2/NVT), Teacher of Bahasa Indonesia, and Interpreter at ICRC, Indonesia. Thank you all! Note that some of the collegues or students may not currently be active on Linkedin.

Dutch Language Teacher (NT2 & NVT)

emmanouelEmmanouil Foteinos Ioannidis, Visual Designer/Director at StyleShoots & Visual Retailing (Facebook, 25 October 2015), NT2 student at VU-NT2, Nederlands voor Werk en Studie level 3 (A2>A2 plus), September-October 2015: "Thank you for being an engaging, encouraging, inspiring and most importantly cheerful teacher. A quality combo more rare than a 4 leaf clover! Looking forward to meeting you again." 

Anna Wojtuszkiewicz

Anna Wojtuszkiewicz, PhD Candidate w firmie VU Medisch Centrum; student of Dutch as a Second Language at VU-NT2; Amsterdam, July 2015: "It was a great experience to learn Dutch with Godi Dijkman. Godi is passionate about languages, witty and dedicated. His class is very well organized and at the same time his wonderful sense of humour makes it a lot of fun. He is a very friendly person, who has a lot of interest and understanding for various cultures, making everyone feel welcome in the class. Godi directs his attention to the whole group as well as to individuals. He is able to judge and accommodate to ones abilities very quickly, which makes every person get the best out of the course. I have learned a great deal in his class! Therefore, I would sincerely like to recommend Godi to all who wish to be successful in learning Dutch!"

dina lakayanDina Lakayan, PhD student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Analytical Science and Technology & student of Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), at VU-NT2, Amsterdam, 24 December 2014: "Godi Dijkman is a brilliant teacher. Since he has a lot of experiences with international students, he is familiar with the errors that second-language learners make in their speech, originated from their first language. Beside, with his multi-linguistic ability, he experienced the fundamental process of learning a foreign language which he is always noting and recommending to his students to fallow. Moreover, he has an incredibly pleasant personality and really flexible and understanding toward his students. He is clever, enthusiastic and creative. Not only I recommend Godi but also I would like to have another chance to learn more from him."

anton sokolovskylAnton Sokolovskyi, Senior Manager Information Systems & Projects at Vimpel & Student of Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), at VU-NT2, Amsterdam, 28 November, 2014: "What a great pleasure to work with Godi in studying Dutch language! I have always believed that the best way to advance in learning in to have a mix of hard work and fun. This is exactly what I was able to to experience in Godi's class. Godi is best at creating atmosphere that is ideal for learning. My highest recommendations."

Ulrich SchrderDr. Phil. Ulrich Schröder, Teacher of Dutch as Foreign Language at the Language Centre of Roer University at Bochum, Germany & student of Dutch as a Foreign Language (NVT), during Seminar for NVT teachers at universities abroad, under the auspices of the Taalunicentrum NVT, Brussels (B), 12 October 2011

"From 28 August to 10 September 2011, I took a course led by Godi Dijkman for teachers of Dutch as a Foreign Language (NVT) for NVT teachers at universities abroad, under the auspices of the Taalunicentrum NVT, Brussels (B). Subjects included language usage and vocabulary. During the workshop, I was given extensive and individual advice on how to write academic articles. Both the workshop and his personal advice on writing assignments were of outstanding quality. His detailed comments lead me to change my perspective on teaching Dutch as a Foreign Language and to view my own academic writing in a different light. During the workshop, Godi Dijkman did a wonderful job at getting across details on correct style and 'register'. During lively group discussions, we were taught various techniques on how to expand students' vocabulary. He presented the workshop in a relaxed way by involving the entire group of participants in peer group discussions, and all of this with a great sense of humour. The powerpoint material was sent to all participants by e-mail after the workshop enabling us to further assimilate the information and to use it in our own NVT classes. I had sent in an essay on the novel 'Slaap!' by Belgian author Annelies Verbeke, and Godi Dijkman gave detailed comments, both critical and constructive, on various language issues: word usage, correct vocabulary, style, sentence structure (and length!), spelling and punctuation. Moreover, he gave me very useful comments on how to improve my academic writing skills, something that will no doubt prove very useful for my career and ambitions in this field. I would like to recommend Godi Dijkman unreservedly as an excellent NVT teacher trainer as he succeeded in giving the most helpful coaching and feedback, which motivated not only me but all of the participants of this course to improve their teaching skills at their respective universities abroad."

elisabeth parkerElizabeth Parker, Owner, Expat Family Care & student Dutch Language Trainer Staatsexamen I at ROC van Amsterdam, 4 June 2011: "Godi is everyone's favourite teacher! Not only is he just fun to be around, but his passion for teaching and deep understanding of language shine through his enthusiasm and creativity in the classroom. His compassion, patience, flexibility and ability to think outside the box allow him to thrive in a group of students with very different backgrounds and learning styles. While Godi is certainly excellent at teaching information, it is indeed his abilities to facilitate learning within the group and to motivate his students that make him stand out above the rest. I feel very fortunate to have had Godi as a language instructor at ROCVA! Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative."

calvin theodore fernsCalvin Theodore Ferns, ASM at Starbucks & student of Dutch (NT2), at ROC van Amsterdam, (Godi's Capacity: NT2 Assessor & Intaker), 31 January 2011: "In my experience with Godi Dijkman, as assessor/intake at the ROC Amsterdam.
I am convinced of his efficiency, he is aware of is responsibility and executed it effectively making him an asset. I am sure with these talents he will go a long way. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.

amy abdouAmy Abdou, Independent Business Owner at Amy's Tafel & student of Dutch (NT2) Staatsexamen II at INTT-UvA, University of Amsterdam (Uva), 2003: "Godi is an exceptionally gifted language teacher. He brings a real enthusiasm to the subject matter. He's creative, enthusiastic and patient. Even though I took a course with the other students, I always felt I had personal attention. I highly recommended Godi.
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity"

Teacher of Bahasa Indonesia

hermen ormelHermen Ormel, Senior Advisor Public Health, Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights & student Indonesian language course at Instituut Indonesische Cursussen, 1 February, 2011: "Godi is a professional trainer who doesn't teach but facilitates (adult) learning. His skills show his experience, his creativity makes it worthwhile - and fun! Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative; Position: hired Godi as a Language teacher in 2010, more than once."

kitty awondatuKitty Awondatu, Bedrijfsleider Heel Europa & student Indonesian language course, at Instituut Indonesische Cursussen, 23 January 2011: "You were a very inspiring teacher. The lessons you gave were challenging and I enjoyed every minute, because of the humor you added. Terima kasih banyak / Thank you very much, it was a wonderful course."

Interpreter at ICRC, Indonesia

catherine plumridgeCatherine Plumridge, Director and trainer at Humanitrain & delegate ICRC worked directly with Godi (translator Indonesian - English) at ICRC, 2007: "Godi and I worked in the same team, he as an interpreter, me as a delegate. However, in reality he did much more than translate interviews and official documents. His language skills are second to none, in terms of accuracy and his nuanced understanding of English and Indonesian. He was also able to understand what people did not say as well, to see their perspective and to communicate on any level, whether that was with high ranking officials or individual detainees. Godi always went the extra mile to help the team. Unlike some interpreters, he really listened to what was said and made a true translation. He would offer an opinion or prevent gaffes being made to help the delegates. We all relied on his advice and recommendations. Apart from being an excellent team player, he really cared about everyone, whoever they were. I can recommend Godi for his professionalism and dedication to anything that he puts his many talents to. He is charismatic and puts his energy into achieving his goals. He is a first class individual."

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