Individual Online Dutch Lessons via Skype.
Tailormade individual lessons, by an experienced professional Dutch Teacher.
My name is Ida Mathilde and I am a professional and certified Dutch teacher. I have given over 2000 lessons online.
Ranbir SinhaConversation course A2
Ik vond de cursus "conversation course A2" prima. Het thema gebruikt een goed vocabulaire, waarvan ik veel heb geleerd. De grammaticatips hebben me geholpen om mijn Nederlands te verbeteren. Ik raad deze cursus aan aan mensen die hun spreekvaardigheid willen verbeteren.
Philip RobinsonStructured course A1/A2
The twelve-week course was extremely helpful. Ida creates an encouraging atmosphere and is a patient teacher. The lessons had a balance between grammar from the text book and free conversation and by the end of the course we were able to be more spontaneous with this. I now feel much more confident about speaking in Dutch and may well go back to The Dutch Online Academy for more tuition in the future.'
H. OzalpStructured course A1/A2
I found the structured group lesson A1/A2 course with Ida very helpful and clearly more personalized than large class lessons I took elsewhere. I have been able to improve my Dutch thanks to the long conversation time that each participant had, and Ida was great as a teacher. In the future, I would definitely consider taking courses for further levels and also recommend my friends to take courses from her!
Ik ben altijd al een taalfanaat geweest. Nadat ik bijna 3 maanden alleen Nederlands studeerde, was het tijd om een leraar te vinden om sneller vooruitgang te boeken. En zo vond ik Ida. Haar lessen zijn goed gestructureerd en toch flexibel. Ze hielp me om mijn zwakke punten in de grammatica te verbeteren zonder het ritme van onze dialogen te verliezen. Ida’s belangstelling voor verschillende onderwerpen en haar enthousiasme maakte het hele proces leuk en interessant. Ook lette ze op mijn uitspraak. Dit is in het Nederlands niet altijd makkelijk en als je niet constant gecorrigeerd wordt dan loop je het risico om op de lange termijn altijd dezelfde fouten te maken. Als ik zulke leraren had gehad voor de anderen talen die ik nu spreek zou ik mezelf door de jaren heen veel tijd hebben bespaart! Ik beveel Ida ten zeerste aan als lerares Nederlands.
If you are a current student, just write to your teacher and you will receive a link to proceed as usual
Private one hour lessonsWith homework & feedback
The lessons will give you insight into your strengths and weaknesses and boost your learning process. It is recommended to book multiple lessons, so I will get to know your learning style, level and goals better.
Each lesson includes:
- Private 55 mins online lesson
- Individual & relevant homework
- Homework corrections and progress feedback
- Tailormade exercises and practice documents
- Comfortable per lesson calendar scheduling
- Available on weekdays and weekends (evenings included)
Are you an organization? We can addapt to your special needs, Contact us for more info
Frequently asked questions
Can I pay by transfer?+We now do accept transfers as a payment method. Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org" and we will send you the booking links and give you more details!
How does the onboarding lesson work?+You will have a level overview and some practice and homework. During the trial lessons we can get to know each other and set learning goals together. I can get an impression of your level and needs and I will share my thoughts with you. After the lesson you will get a homework assignment that I will correct for you.
Can you tell me a bit more about yourself?+I am a Dutch teacher, living in Spain. I used to teach Dutch at a school in the Netherland (near Nijmegen), but I moved to Spain in 2017, which made me explore the possibilities to teach Dutch online. I also taught Dutch at a language institute. I am still learning Spanish myself and I know the process is long and difficult at times, but I enjoy the little moments of success. The feeling that conversations get more and more natural is really rewarding. In my free time I enjoy running, reading, spending time with family and friends and cooking (+ eating ;)).
How are the lessons structured?+During our first lesson I can get an idea of your level and your needs. I have a wide range of topics, speaking exercises and articles we can use. Of course I will give you feedback on your pronounciaton, use of grammar and vocabulary. If you have a specific topic you would like to work on, you can either bring it to class or let me know in advance via e-mail. Bare in mind that I will have to get to know your level and needs a little bit to help you best, I therefor strongely recommend multiple lessons. I will always share with you what I have in mind for the homework and our next lesson.
I don't know what I need to work on. Is that a problem?+Absolutely not. I will quickly get an idea of your needs and will share my opinion with you.
I want to combine our lessons with self study, is that possible?+I will diagnose your strengths and opportunities to develop your Dutch further. You will receive homework (normally using Google Docs). This is usually a mix of writing, reading, grammar and listening exercises but it largely depends on your needs and goals. I will correct the homework for you and we can discuss it during our next lesson if necessary
How do we talk?+Via Skype or Zoom.
Will there be room for informal conversation during our lesson?+Yes. Informal conversation is important, since it reflects conversations you could have outside the lessons. Moreover, it is a way to get to know your learning style and interests. I will motivate you to expand your vocabulary and grammar, by also adding more structured speaking exercises to our lessons.
How do you tailor the lessons to my needs?+By listening to how you like to learn, what your learning history is and what your interests are. I will quickly get an image of your level during a first lesson and always share my thoughts and ideas with you. I believe you as a student are the owner of your learning process, The Dutch Online Academy should motivate and guide you, giving you the right tools to get where you want to be.
I would like to work with a book. Is that possible?+Yes, during our first lesson we can discuss which book you would like to use. I can also give you advice if you do not know which books are suitable for you.
I would like to prepare for an exam. Is that possible?+Yes. I have experience preparing students for het inburgeringsexamen and het staatsexamen NT2.