27 Nov Who would you like to learn Dutch from?
Who would you like to learn Dutch from? As Simon Sinek already said some years ago, start with why! Why do I want to do what I do? The world needs a little more love. How can we make that possible? Through better understanding. Better understanding starts with language. Body language or a language we both understand.
We also need to step back and see things from another perspective to get better understanding. If the two of us are from another cultural background we may not immediately see it, but there are definitely things we have in common. I love to support in that process. So, I’m not only supporting you in learning the Dutch language. I also learn you a lot about the Dutch culture. For example, what is appropriate to say in daily life situations. Or what does your manager mean by telling you to finish your work today? Although Dutch people are quite direct, you can’t just say everything.
By the time I lived in Nigeria I experienced it myself. People saw me as ‘Oyibo’ (white) and reached out to me as being different. I know what it is like to survive (cause that’s what it will sometimes feel like) in another country. In the office they sometimes had to laugh about things, and I didn’t get the joke. It makes you feel like an outsider. And then the inevitable culture shock. I experienced it all and I am more than ready to support you!
Would you like to learn Dutch? It’s not only important to find a certified teacher. It’s also important to know your own ‘why’ and find the person that fits you best. If you think we might be a match or you just have some questions, love to hear from you. Just give me a call.