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Kazuki (Japan)

“Best Dutch teacher ever!
I really enjoyed your lesson.
Sophia is very patient.
Her lesson is very organized.
Many thanks!”

Corporate Dutch! Gary (Australia)

Sophia is a talented and committed tutor. I really enjoyed her adaptive learning approach. Sophia quickly recognizes progress and accelerates to keep momentum and also senses more time may be required and supports you with various methods to suit your learning style. These skills combined with her positive and friendly nature makes it a privilege to learn from her.

Dutch for two of us!  Shaun & Meera (USA)

Sophia was our Dutch teacher for about a year while we were temporarily living in the Netherlands as expats. She is an excellent teacher and I am so glad that we were able to learn Dutch from her. She was extremely flexible and met with us at our convenience. In some cases, when we could not meet her in person for our courses, we had virtual lessons with her via Skype and they worked seamlessly - this is more relevant than ever now during the pandemic and she makes the virtual classes so interactive that we didn't feel we missed anything. Overall, Sophia made our Dutch courses fun and versatile so much so that we looked forward to our lessons with her each week. She is also very patient and will go at your pace, whether you need to re-do or focus on a prior lesson, she will tailor the courses specifically to what you are looking for - we absolutely loved that! Besides that, she is very friendly, has a good sense of humor, is always on time and punctual, and is just a pleasure to be around. By the end of our courses, I felt like Sophia had become a friend of ours. I cannot say enough good things about Sophia - I would HIGHLY recommend her as a Dutch teacher!

Dutch just for me! Sandra (Peru)

Sophia is not only a great teacher, she’s also patient and willingto share about her culture and learn from her students as well. Super bedankt Sophia voor je geweldige lesgeven!

Dutch for medical professionals! Christian (Germany)

In order to work as a doctor in the Netherlands you have to register in the BIG. (Beroepen in de Individuelle Gezondheidszorg) And if you want to register you need to do a language test in Netherlands and get a certification on B2+ Level. With the help of Sophia Riemersma i passed my exam successful at December 2019. I can highly recommend her. The work with her is effective and she is sympathetic teacher with a sense of humour. I worked hard but i also had a lot of fun. Thank you very much, Sophia!

Open enrollment small group Dutch course!

Students from all over the world

Some of the quotes (in Dutch with original spelling and grammar)

The course is very fun and engaging for the students. Dank je wel foor de fijn cursus! Ik vind de cursus praktisch en leuk. De lessen waren interessant. De cursus geeft me veel kansen om te oefenen.

As of now I do speak a little Dutch and am finding it much easier to practice with daily activities like going to the grocery store and asking for items. Ik spreek Nederlands met mijn vrienden en als ik eten bestel. I practice Dutch with my grandmother and the grocery store clerk. 

I am learning Dutch so that I can communicate better with the people around me and to learn about the culture of the Netherlands. Ik leer Nederlands om een nieuwe taal te leren. Ik leer Nederlands want ik wil meer over Nederland weten. 

I do wish that I can be your student again! You are very patient with us students and you explain difficult grammars and new words clearly and make it easier for us to understand. She always encourages us to keep trying and practicing even if we do not know the answers to some of the questions. De docent is zeer goed. U bent een prachtig docent! De docent is geweldig!

Dutch for two of us! Alex & Whitney
(France & USA)

Sophia is a wonderful Dutch teacher! Not only did she use creative, interesting, and effective methods to make sure we were comprehending the material, but she made sure that the lessons incorporated cultural content as well. What we learned from our time with Sophia was an integral part of our integration into Dutch life. Sophia is fun, caring, and very interesting! I felt that she always cared about our learning and also about us as her students. She has a passion for teaching and a contagious smile. I highly recommend her!

Dutch just for me! Monika (India)

Sophia is a gifted instructor. She has many years of experience as a Dutch Instructor, she knows a variety of creative teaching methods to ensure you learn what you need to. Her calming personality makes you feel completely comfortable, even when you're making mistakes. She is always encouraging and positive. She goes out of her way to help you out. She's one of those persons who are in love with their profession.

Corporate Dutch! René (Germany)

Nederlands leren was voor mij echt belangrijk. Ik ben de enige buitenlander op kantoor en ik was met mijn baas overeen gekomen, dat vanaf een bepaald tijdpunt alle vergaderingen in het Nederlands zouden plaatsvinden. En niet meer in het Engels. Dus was mijn focus vooral op het spreken en begrijpen van de nieuwe taal. Om de Nederlandse lessen flexibel te kunnen hanteren heb ik voor online lessen gekozen via Skype. Daarmee had ik de mogelijkheid op kantoor, van huis maar ook op vakantie lessen te plannen en te doen. Sophia is een ervaren leraar op dit gebied. Met haar was ik in staat het op te pakken en met plezier aan het werk te gaan. Met mijn motivatie en de lessen van Sophia was het makkelijk om de taal te leren. Ik ben nu, na twee jaar, op en goed niveau om zakelijke en privé aangelegenheden te beheren. Van harte bedankt Sophia!

Corporate Dutch! Alexander (Russia)

I enjoyed studying Dutch with Sophia for a year, in 2020. Sophia is very proficient Dutch tutor and easy going, positive person. I especially liked that Sophia had been constantly asking for my feedback and finetuning my studying method based on it. Thanks to that personalized approach, even with just 2 hours of lessons per week I was able to make the progress that I was satisfied with. I am at beginner level and I feel that Dutch basics that I studied with Sophia have anchored in my memory very well. I think this is, again, because Sophia were able to customize course content based on my needs and learning abilities. I studied only what I really needed in everyday life in the Netherlands, no unmeaningful overcomplicated grammar and stuff like that. I recommend Sophia if you want to maximize your learning output, keep it very practical, but also for any other specific learning purpose that one might have.

Dutch just for me! Jenn (USA)

Sophia is a wonderful Dutch instructor. She listens to her clients and creates a curriculum to support each individual's needs. I enjoyed all of my sessions and have come to view Sophia as a friend as well as a teacher. I highly recommend her for instruction whether you need a tutor who will help you quickly progress toward a high proficiency or if you are interested in conversational Dutch language and culture ...or anything in between.

Corporate Dutch! Nick (USA)

Ik was voor het afgelopen anderhalf jaar een student van Sophia. Voordat wij van de VS naar Nederland verhuisd waren, begonnen wij met de lessen via Skype. Voor mij, dit was een groot voordeel want ik had een goede basis voordat ik in Nederland woonde. Wij hadden de lessen een jaar nadat mijn vrouw en ik in Nederland waren aangekomen, en dit helpt met het dagelijkse leven en ook het vertrouwen met werken en openbare conversaties. Sophia is heel aardig, flexibel, en een goede lerares. Ik raad haar aan iemand wie de Nederlandse taal wil leren in een flexibele, hoge kwaliteit, en doordachte manier. Dankjewel Sophia!

Corporate Dutch! Marie (Duitsland)

Creative. Passionate. Productive. These are three of the great number of qualities Sophia has demonstrated consistently up to present. Currently active at the global technology company Oracle at its Amsterdam office, I have been having the opportunity to work with Sophia as my teacher for Dutch language and culture since my arrival in the Netherlands as an expatriate. If you are seeking for someone who can prove solid work experience with clients of globally well-known brands across diverse industries, for someone with excellent education - Sophia will be a highly suitable teacher for you. But if you are looking for someone who has far more to offer than what is written on paper, for someone who is genuinely interested in her students and their personal development and deeply passionate about what she does - then Sophia is perfect for you. With every lesson we have, Sophia has inspired and motivated me to learn and study hard that our lessons - although highly structured and productive - become more a pleasure than a chore to me. I highly recommend Sophia in all her future endeavors to companies of all sizes, across industries because a part from being professionally suitable, she is a pleasure to work with and genuinely dedicated with all her heart

Dutch just for me! Anja (Germany)

It is my sincere pleasure to write this recommendation for Sophia. I have known Sophia as my Dutch tutor for the past year. I initially started with 15 online languages classes but quickly decided to keep Sophia as my tutor throughout the whole period as Sophia is an excellent Dutch teacher. At first, I was able to choose between different teaching methods which I found very pleasant and motivating. Sophia’s engaging personality kept my motivation up throughout the whole teaching period. In a short period of time Sophia empowered me to speak, listen and write in a language that was completely new to me. In addition to the Dutch language, I learned a lot about the Dutch way of life and was fascinated how Sophia made me feel comfortable to discuss various issues in Dutch. Moreover, Sophia established clear objectives for each lesson which made it very convenient for me to prepare the lesson. I greatly appreciated Sophia’s availability and patience to answer all sorts of questions - especially very pointed Dutch grammar questions. I also would like to highlight Sophia’s flexibility and understanding. Sophia didn’t hesitate to adapt her lesson when she realized that I was interested in a specific topic. I will truly miss our Dutch lessons!

Dutch just for me! Elizabeth (Greece)

I have now been taking Dutch lessons with Sophia for 2 years. My schedule has been inconsistent and sometime unpredictable, but Sophia has always been extremely accommodating and understanding. Learning a new language while moving to a new country and caring for small children has proved to be challenging. Sophia has managed to make it enjoyable. The lessons feel less like classroom time and more like conversations with a friend. She has not only taught to speak Dutch, but is also always available to explain and help me with learning and appreciating the Dutch culture. She always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude which has been extremely encouraging for me. Sophia is a great fit as a teacher for myself and I highly recommend her for any expat trying to learn Dutch. 

Dutch for two of us! Ceyla (Turkey)

Sophia is deeply in love with her profession. She understands the learning preferences of her students very well and always comes with creative ideas engaging students at all times. She observes students very well during the lesson and constantly motivates them to challenge their limits. She is very resourceful and always ties the content with daily life and gives good advice on how to study, learn and practice the language. I recommend Sophia to anyone who is willing to really learn and speak Dutch in a fun, practical atmosphere with high engagement. 

Corporate Dutch! Rebecca (UK)

For me Sophia was an excellent teacher, introducing me to the Dutch Language with passion and skill. Sophia has an approachable, patient and encouraging personality, and inspired me to make progress with her positive attitude and openness. Learning a language was new to me, and Sophia brought the process to light, and made it accessible for me and I always looked forward to my lessons with her. Overall, I feel lucky to have had her as my teacher! Thanks a lot!

Corporate Dutch! Helene (USA)

The lessons have been extremely helpful and I have been able to communicate with the contractors. I was able to present to my project team in Dutch on more than one occasion. Overall I believe it was a success and I would like to thank you for your patience and for teaching me Dutch!