From NetherlandsLiving in Emmen, Netherlands (01:59 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Jun 22, 2015
Hi! I am Ramon, a Dutch native, wannabe polyglot and creative individual. I've spent 5 years of my life living in Asia [Taipei(1y), Shanghai(1y) and Hong Kong (3y)], enjoy learning languages (hopefully) as much as you do, enjoy various foreign media such as movies, TV series, music and games and love connecting with new people. Currently really into 3D Modelling, Voxels, Unity, Music Production and other things.
Me as a Teacher
I've been part of italki for years and have taught over 170 students the Dutch language. I also teach Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) for beginners who could use some help from someone who has been through the same struggles :)
I hope to be more of a friend to you, than simply a teacher. Helping you gain the confidence to speak and make mistakes so that you can grow. I'm calm and humorous, hope you feel comfortable taking my classes. We can use either books or do freestyle conversation. Up to you :) I am not a professional teacher and thus may not be able to answer very specific grammar questions. Please keep that in mind.
My lessons & teaching style
I'm here to teach you how to speak. I think it is important to learn how to form your own sentence, instead of memorizing a phrasebook or use overly formal, useless phrases or teaching you all the ins and outs of grammar. In my classes, you learn how to speak by using a method that is a mix of Michel Thomas and a bit of my own. Kind of by using building blocks to construct a phrase. Build sentences without needing to memorize all the complicated grammar. Let's take it step by step, relax, but make progress fast. We start simple [I have a book], extend it [Why do you have his book?] and beyond [I took my friend's blue book because he doesn't want it]. Let's get learning!
My teaching material
Articles and news
82 lessons completed
Let's talk Dutch! (Conversation training with a Native)
A1 - C1Conversation Practice491 lessons completed
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1 Dutch lesson
Ramon was a great teacher. I am new to Dutch, but not new to language learning and he really helped me with the basics and at a speed I could handle. He's very flexible and will help you with what you want. I would highly recommend him as a teacher for anyone interested in Dutch.
Jan 6, 2020
1 Chinese (Mandarin) lesson
Ramon quickly introduced the tones, and we practiced some simple sentences for pronouciation.
非常好。(really good) [emoji]
Apr 10, 2018
39 Dutch lessons
I've had exactly one year of Dutch lessons with Ramon and now I can talk for hours about anything with Dutch speakers both in a casual and professional context without fear!
Ramon's approach to learning Dutch through active learning and conversation has allowed me to speak and use Dutch in everyday real-life situations with confidence right from the beginning. With a relaxed and encoruaging environment, I felt as if I learned Dutch in a natural way, through meaningful interactions, rather than by memorising a textbook.
Now when I use Dutch in my daily life, I've got many a (pleasantly) shocked reaction from native speakers! It has really opened a whole new world both personally and professionally for me!
I am now looking to apply to a Masters Program in the Netherlands within the next year!
Aug 25, 2017
4 Dutch lessons
Apr 8, 2020
4 Dutch lessons
Apr 6, 2020
2 Dutch lessons
During my trial lesson Ramon was relaxed and flexible, listening to my needs and building on my background knowledge.
Apr 6, 2020
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