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Kat @ Taalservice Connect

Kat is a Dutch teacher with 18 years of professional experience and more than 10,500 provided Dutch lessons (March 2020). Her background is in the fields of Dutch Language Studies and Translation Studies. Kat has lots of experience with private, corporate, individual and group teaching and online teaching via Skype and Zoom, as well as Dutch courses for translators and interpreters at European institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg and The Hague. Kat is a former Examiner of Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal (CNaVT).

Approach & methodology

The aim of Kat's lessons is to help and encourage students to use Dutch in their everyday life and at work. The main focus is on spoken communication, interaction and listening comprehension. Rather than teaching courses with big groups of students, I teach individuals and small groups with max. 5 students to be able to give as much personal feedback and attention to the individual students as possible. I vary teaching methods and materials to maintain students' attention, to encourage them and to facilitate their learning process. Having fun while learning and attending Dutch lessons is a very important part of the concept. 

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." Nelson Mandela