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Hans Haijtema

5 out of 5 based on 4 students ratings
(4 student reviews)

BACKGROUND: Political Scientist / International Affairs

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE FOR NEW STUDENTS
Are you an absolute beginner or do you speak a little bit of Dutch? Let me help you learn to speak this difficult language better. We practice from the book, but also from the news or events or experiences from your life.

My background
In 1995 I graduated as a political scientist at the University of Amsterdam. Then I have been an editor for a long time. In March 2018 I started at Flowently. Since then I have supervised several students. In the spring of 2020 I will complete my training as a professional teacher of Dutch for speakers of other languages.

My hobbies:
• cycling and walking in and around Amsterdam
• tinkering with wood and cardboard (such as children’s toys)
• reading novels, graphic novels and non-fiction books. My favorite topics:
– international soccer culture
– Dutch colonial past
– picture books. I am a big fan of the late illustrator Miroslav Sasek

I look forward to working with you.

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4 reviews for Hans Haijtema

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified student):

    Hans is a great and dedicated teacher. He is the best one I ever had for language learning. He took the time to find things I like and created personalized lessons for each meeting. On top of that he is very accommodating to my scheduling needs. A friendly and knowledgeable person, he is s great option for people starting with Dutch and wanting to learn both conversation skills and grammar. All done naturally and with a total immersion style. I look forward to keep working with him on improving my Dutch. And you should too!

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified student):

    We are really enjoying our sessions with Hans! We have learned a lot, starting from a complete beginner level, and he has been patient and encouraging every step of the way, while also pushing us with relevant practice and conversation in Dutch. Thanks for helping us to feel more at home in Amsterdam, Hans!

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified student):

    Excellent tutor! I had 8 sessions of 1,5h e/o, and I enjoyed them and of course I learned a lot. During the sessions we follow lessons of grammar, conversation skills and also we practice the material for my test (ImburgeringExamen and Nederlands A1). Hans was very patient and helpful with my process and I have to say I learned a lot. I could improve a lot with my pronunciation and knowledge of the Dutch language, and we also talk about the Dutch culture. I really recommend him.
    Thanks Hans!

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified student):

    Hans is a very good teacher, I strongly recommend him. We had a half year session with 2 times 3 hours lessons per week which was very efficient. He was always prepared, looked after things I asked during our sessions and explained everything patiently.
    He was never late and was very flexible with setting up the appointments.
    He is friendly and communicative, it was easy to work with him.
    We covered the materials for the NT2 B1 exam and once I would like to improve my knowledge to the B2 level I will definitely ask Hans to help me.

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