Richard van Egdom your dedicated private Dutch teacher
Richard is an experienced dedicated and most efficient private Dutch teacher (testimonies). Thanks to his background he teaches you residential or on line how to understand, speak and communicate fluently in Dutch up to A2 level in 5, 7 or 9 days. Or, if you're already proficient at A2, coaches you to get more proficient, or why not bilingual, in the shortest possible time.
Richard studied sociology, social
psychology, family sciences and post master organizational
development and action research in organizations at Louvain University. Further counseling training in Gestalt,
Client-centered and focusing.
He has been working as a private consultant and ended up counseling managers and professionals on integration of career and family life in Zurich.
He knows and understands what expats, executive managers, diplomats, lawyers and the higher educated are concerned and talking about.
Richard also taught phenomenology of problem solving, learning process and moral development at school of continuing studies (SCFP) of Lille university department Law and Health (France).
He's also a certified mountain leader, fluent in Dutch (his
mother tongue), English, French and German and understands some Spanish, Catalan
His job Dutch language teaching, language, learning strategies, life sciences, research on cognition, happiness, moral and character development, macro-economics, hiking the Pyrenees Mountains and aikido.
Richard's personal method is based on his
training in one to one teaching and his knowledge and skills in the
field of phenomenology of cognition:
Few language courses seem to take this recurring finding of learning research seriously: the importance of a dedicated, empathic mentor focused on the student, his or her person, learning style and what he or she wants to learn. This human factor is all the more important, the more difficult the thing to learn is. And as research confirms: learning a foreign language is a most intensive intellectual task.
Fortunately Dutch grammar is quite simple. This allows you to focus on communication: understanding and speaking Dutch about topics you're interested in.
Thanks to his fluency in English Richard understands what you are trying to say. And can provide you with the appropriate Dutch vocabulary, well-made sentences and correct pronunciation. This is what will make you understandable.
Richard will make sure your Dutch improves by the hour. You'll learn modern living Dutch as spoken by highly educated Dutch speakers.
Because your teacher is comfortable in both cultures, he knows from experience the differences in social grammar, manners and customs between Anglo-Saxons and the Dutch and Flemish. The differences between what is grammatically correct and what is really said (or can be said). While teaching you the Dutch you need, he will pass you on this sensitivity.
This natural way of teaching allows to quickly start feeling yourself if your sentences and what you're saying are OK. Or not and correct yourself.
or call +32 497 62 18 05 (leave a message so Richard can call you back. When teaching he cannot answer calls.)