Dutch Language Training (NT2 & NVT)


Dutch Language Trainer (NT2) at NEDLES, Amsterdam, https://nedles.nl

November 2022 - present

  • Dutch language classes for small groups of up to 6 highly-educated students of 2,5 hours; method: Code+ Deel 3 (A2>B1)

Teacher of Dutch (NT2) at TOPTAAL, Amsterdam, toptaal.nl

February 2022 - present

  • CoDiVa, computer skills and basic Dutch to a group of five students at low literacy level; once a week 2,5 hours; methods: Link A0-A1, DigLin+
  • Taal op de Werkvloer, Vondelhotels: Dutch language skills tailored for the hotel business, once a week 3 hours. Method: Code+ deel 3 and others
  • Staatsexamen I group, Taaloffensief, Dutch for fast students A0-A2, twice a week 2,5 hours; methods: Code+ deel 1 & 2

May - June 2010

  • Staatsexamen I group: 10 highly-educated students, CEFR levels A0-A2, five contact hours a week, methods: Code !, Nederlands in Hoofdlijnen, Toptaal reader 

Teacher of Dutch (NT2) Staatsexamen Programmes I & II at ROC van Amsterdam & Flevoland, rocva.nl & rocvanflevoland.nl

April 2010 – January 2022

  • teaching Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), 20 international students per class
  • CEFR levels: A0-B2 (false beginners & advanced)
  • methods: Contact! deel 1&2, Code 1&2, IJsbreker deel 3 "Op Koers", Nederlands in Actie, Nederlands in Hoofdlijnen, Stap Deel 3, De Opmaat, Van Start, Vooruit, De Finale, In zicht, Taalsterk B1
  • from start of Covid-19 period until present: combined online teaching with Zoom, Teams
  • tutorship various groups
  • 6-12 contact hours a week

Inburgering A0-A2

  • 25 language learners preparing for their "inburgeringsexamen"
  • methods: portfolio, Nederlands aan het Werk, Taalpingpong, Nederlands in Hoofdlijnen, Kennis van Nederlande Samenleving
  • tutorship various groups
  • approx. 10 contact hours a week

TOA & TONI (Alfa) tests co-ordinator & planner toets.nl

  • planning, co-ordinating & taking of 'TOA/TONI-toetsen' (NT2 tests)
  • CEFR levels: A0-B2
  • methods: ICE (Culemborg), 'Toets Onderwijs en Arbeidsmarkt' & 'Toets Op weg Naar Inburgering'
  • approximately 10-20 hours a week

Intake & Assessment Inburgering A2 & Staatsexamen I

  • intake & assessment prospective students
  • communication with DWI, Taalwijzers Amsterdam Centrum & West, Amsterdam Municipality Administration through Edisa
  • assessment medhod: ICE TIWI-II
  • approx. 24-32 students, 10 hours a week

Teacher of Dutch & English (2006 - 2008) at Schiphol College & ROCvA

  • ROCVA, Amsterdam: 24 contact hours weekly, groups of approx. 10-20 students up to CEFR level B1; methods: IJsbreker, Doorstart (2006, 10 months)
  • Schiphol College, Hoofddorp: 12 contact hours weekly Dutch, English & ICT to groups of Security Personnel Students (2008, four months)

Dutch (NT2) Language Trainer Staatsexamen II, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: nt2.vu.nl/nl/index.asp

2012 - 2017

  • CEFR levels: A0-A1 (absolute beginners); A2-B1 (pre-intermediate)
  • methods: Code Plus 1, 2 & 3
  • 20 international students per class
  • Intensive Writing Course 'Beter Schrijven'. 'Taal@Hoger onderwijs' (De Wachter, 2010) in combination with various other specialised methods
  • 2.5 - 9 contact hours a week


Guest Speaker at Dutch Language (NVT) Teacher Training Workshop, Taaluniecentrum, Antwerp & Amsterdam: taaluniecentrum-nvt.org

August of 2011 - 2014

  • workshop of 3 hours for some 15-21 NVT (Dutch as a Foreign Language) teachers at universities abroad
  • on language usage, the ins and outs of asking questions, anticipating on students' questions, semantics, register & style
  • individual & detailed feedback on literary writing assignments 


Dutch (NT2) Language Trainer: Writing course 'Beter schrijven', Taalcentrum-VU & Vrije Universiteit: taalcentrum-vu.nl 

May-June 2013

  • intensive Writing course, five meetings
  • small group of highly educated students, in need to improve their writing skills for academic purposes or work
  • course design by Vita Olijhoek (VU) & Godi Dijkman
  • basic coursebook: 'Taal@Hoger onderwijs' (De Wachter, 2010), various other specialised methods
  • organised by the Taalcentrum VU under the guidance of Marja van der Hoorn, in collaboration with VU, Amsterdam


Teacher of Dutch (NT2), UvA Talen Amsterdam, uvatalen.nl

April - June 2010

  • 10 highly-educated students
  • CEFR level A2-B1
  • methods: De Tweede Ronde (Delftse Methode), Nederlands in Hoofdlijnen
  • two contact hours a week


Teacher Dutch Writing Skills 'Beter in Taal', Hogeschool van Amsterdam & UvA: hva.nl

April - July 2005

  • CEFR levels C1-C2
  • 23 2nd to 4th year HBO students
  • linguistic competence, stile & grammar
  • method: HvA reader
  • approx. six contact hours weekly


Teacher of Dutch (NT2) Staatsexamen I-II, INTT (Instituut voor Nederlands als Tweede Taal - UvA), Amsterdam: intt.uva.nl

2003 - 2005

  • CEFR levels A0-B2
  • methods: Code 1 & 2, Lezen, Las, Gelezen 1 & 2, Nederlands in Hoofdlijnen, readers etc.
  • 12 contact hours weekly

Teacher of Dutch (NT2) Staatsexamen I-II 'Thai Project', HES Amsterdam School of Business, Inholland, Amsterdam & University of Amsterdam

September 2004 - November 2005

  • project Thai students in co-operation with Thai Embassy & University of Amsterdam (UvA)
  • CERF level A0-B2
  • methods: Code 1 & 2, Nieuw Perspectief 1 & 2, Exam Preparation
  • 15 contact hours weekly


Dutch Language Trainer 'NVT Summer Course', Erasmum Taalcentrum (ETC), Jakarta (Indonesia): erastaal.or.id

August 1999 - 2000 - 2001

  • intensive course for selected university students (of Dutch) from all over Indonesia
  • special emphasis on improving speaking and listening skills
  • approx. 30 contact hours, three consecutive years, two weeks for each course

Private Teacher of Dutch (NT2), English & Italian

  • 1993-2008
  • Amsterdam, various locations
  • methods: various
  • 10 contact hours weekly, all levels

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