Hi, my name is Eve. I'm a professional teacher from Belgium!
I'm native Dutch and French but I'm also fluent in English, German and Spanish. I am passionate about teaching, so Verbal Planet is the perfect place to teach and meet wonderful people! I look forward to meeting you!
I love teaching because:
it is useful, I can help people improve and/or learn a language;
it is effective, I can already see good results after a few lessons;
it is interesting, I create new content for each lesson;
it is extensive, I adjust the content to my student's needs;
it is self-fulfilling, my students motivate me every day.
I might be new on Verbal Planet, but teaching is something that I have been doing for a long time!
I lived and worked in Brussels, the capital of Europe, speaking Dutch, French and English on a daily basis. I have a university degree in Teaching (in Dutch) and a Master in Business Studies (in English).
Most of my students are intermediate and advanced but also complete beginners will be able to make themselves understood and can understand a conversation in the course of a few months. I can teach the basics in approx. 25 lessons. With some self-study, listening to the audios I will send you as well as some homework, you will reach an advanced level in no time. But what's important is to find your own rhythm, and to enjoy the lessons!
I will make you familiar with the everyday language by using dialogues with a wide vocabulary and I will explain the more complex points of grammar during each lesson. As you proceed, you will gradually understand the basic constructions of the language.
No preparation is needed before attending a class. At the end of the class, you might receive background materials like a document, audio or video. You can also prepare for the next class by reviewing what we have seen in the previous one, listening to and/or repeating the vocabulary and grammar we have seen.
I am happy to provide you with some homework for more in-depth study. The exercises will help you to consolidate your knowledge. I can correct them free of charge.
No need to buy any material. Being a professional teacher, I have my own material based on several study books and I prepare according to your needs (integration, work, interests, etc). My teaching is more interactive, different from the conventional way of standing in front of a classroom.
I hope you will enjoy my lessons! For more information, please check out my qualifications and experience.
The methods I use with my students:
I instruct, in a way they best comprehend new information;
I use a hands on approach, to attain higher levels of achievement;
I ask open questions, to analyze and correct their speaking level;
I provide dialogues, so that they can talk during most of the class;
I give exercises, to test if they understood the content of the class;
I focus on meaningful content, that is relevant in daily/work life;
I share my own experiences, to create a supportive teacher-student relationship;
I ask for feedback, so that they can comment on what they expect;
I give immediate, clear and objective feedback, to assess their knowledge.
Eve is a great teacher! I so much enjoyed my first lesson! She is very patient, motivating and very positive. Not only I learnt Dutch today, I also got this positive energy boost. I am definitely studying Dutch with her!
Really enjoyed the lesson, it was great to have the opportunity to practice speaking Dutch straight away and Eve was really good at helping me along when I needed it! I already feel like I've learned a lot just from one lesson.
Eve is warm and encouraging. She gave me the confidence to try out my Dutch and prompted me when needed in a way that felt positive and reinforcing. She typed out the lesson as it went along so I can go back over it and revise, super helpful.
Great teacher! Thanks Eve!