Goededag! Originally from the Netherlands, I have a special fondness for teaching this wonderful language. As an English speaker, you are also in luck, since Dutch is the closest major language to English! You will notice many similar-sounding words, such as banaan (banana), boek (book), telefoon (telephone), and muziek (music). I look forward to helping you learn this language while having fun in the process!
Don’t just take our word for it!
“I took one of Jako’s introductory Dutch classes via Zoom. I can say so many great things about his teaching and structure of his classes. He is very knowledgeable in teaching the pronunciations and grammar of the language. He is a patient teacher and really invested in having an interactive class. I believe we all felt comfortable with him as a teacher. One of his best strengths is the ability to identify where we were having issues with either grammar or pronunciation. He would then break down the language even more in order to make sure we had an easier time retaining the sound or spelling. I am happy with the amount of introductory dutch that was taught. Thank you Jako for the time you invested in us as a class. I recommend Jako if you’re interested in learning one of the languages he teaches!”