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.
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 60 mins online lesson
- Individual & relevant homework (45 min. est. time)
- 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.