Zdenka de Booij : English

Zdenka de Booij
Subject : English
Native : German
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8+ days
45 Min : $27.42 / £21.55 / €24.54
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Hello, my name is Zdenka de Booij and I'm 36 years old and currently living in Netherlands. I am a native German speaker and teach Czech, English, German. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since October 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: German, Czech, Dutch, English, Slovak. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me


My name is Zdenka and I currently live in Amsterdam. I come from Czech Republic, Prague originally. I studied pedagogic, psychology, Slavonic studies and Germanistic in Prague, Czech Republic and Germany (Regensburg and Berlin).

I love to travel, teach, sport, learn new languages, literature and personal development is one of my biggest interest. Next to above mentioned, I am interested in coaching, mindfulness, project management and digital marketing. I care a lot about welfare of animals and support animal asylum houses in their activities (e.g. financial or food donations).

Looking forward to being helpful and supportive as a teacher too!


Qualifications & Experience

I'm certified German teacher with many years of experience (since 2007).

I studied Slavonic studies and Germanistic at the Pedagogic faculty at the Charles University in Prague and at the University of Regensburg, Bayern, Germany.

Since beginning of my studies I gave lessons at high schools, language schools and privately (at home, via Skype and as a mentor helping with preparation for exams at e.g. Goethe Institute).

Teaching is my hobby and passion. I love to help others to improve their language skills. My lessons are lively and should bring along fun together with great results. I give one to one lessons, lessons via Skype or crash courses for students who want to prepare themselves for state exams (or any other certified exams).

I continue developing myself to be up to date with regards to the latest teaching trends and linguistic topics (reading blogs and specialised magazines and following social media of different institutions in Germany).

Teaching Approach

Because every student has different personal needs and abilities to learn, our lessons will be tailor made. We'll discuss your study plan, goal and methodology (which would suit you the best) before the lessons kick off. A free trial is available in order to identify these needs, we will agree on frequency and the lesson outline/curriculum. Due to the fact that feedback helps me to improve lessons I request regular direct feedback about my teaching strategy in order to provide the best results. In addition to the online lesson I'm available via email between respective lessons for questions, correcting homework and providing ad hoc study materials or tips related to the topic we discussed during the lessons.

Lessons will be given via Skype in the form of online tutoring.

Teaching language possible: English, Dutch, Czech.

Type of lesson I provide:

- General conversation

- Business conversation

- Vocabulary building

- Grammar

- Pronunciation practice

- Listening practice

- Writing practice

- Helping Resume/CV

- Children's lessons

- Helping with homework


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