Weekly lessons 

I offer 1-to-one and small group lessons (max. 3 participants). ​You can choose the frequency (daily, several times a week, once weekly) and duration (1 hour, 90 minutes, 2 hours, etc).  These are tailor-made lessons, so you decide which skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) you would like to emphasize and how much homework I give you!

My lessons for children are geared towards those:

- in year 7 or 8 of primary school

- in brug klas

- in VMBO / HAVO / VWO

- needing preparation for English-speaking education here or abroad

​My lessons for adults are geared towards those:


- who need to pass the TOEFL, IELTS or CAE exam for university entrance

- who wish to improve their level: A1 Starter, A1 - A2 Beginner, A2 - B1 Pre-Intermediate, B1 Intermediate, B2 Upper Intermediate, B2 - C1 Advanced, C1 - C2 Proficiency

- who wish to practice their speaking and writing skills

- who wish to prepare and practice presentations or speeches in English

Intensive summer courses 


Tailor-made 1-to-one or small group intensive courses (10 or 15 hours a week) for adults and children. Groups are limited to 3 participants. It is unlikely that other same-level students want lessons at the same time as you do, though I will do my best to find students who can join you. If you have a couple of same-level friends and/or family members who want to join you, welcome! You can also choose the time of day (space permitting) and if you would like to have 2 or 3 hours a day. These courses are booked by the week. 

Discussion Groups for B2 - C2 English language learners
Retired people welcome!

During the once weekly meetings you will practice your speaking and listening skills by participating in discussions about articles, TED talks and other online videos, short stories, or subjects of interest to you and the group. All reading and video watching will be done in your own time. Participants take it in turns to give 20-minute presentations on the subject of their choice. Ad hoc pronunciation and intonation correction and grammar explanations will be given where necessary. But don't worry! The purpose of this group is to relax and have fun while practising your English.

Tuesday mornings, 9:30 - 11:00:

New dates and location coming soon...

Thursday evenings, 20:00 - 21:30:

New dates and location coming soon....

​​​All students pay a one-time-only, non-refundable enrollment fee of €10.-

English courses for companies

I teach Business English to groups and individuals in companies and banks. I help

business people edit texts and speeches, prepare dynamic presentations, write 

clear emails in the right register, make better telephone calls, and improve their business and social English.

Academic English lessons / Editing


I help students improve their writing style, edit their essays and dissertations,  understand and use figurative language, and analyse literary texts. I can also edit your texts.

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