Who’s teaching?

Dutch teacher Selma BoerrigterThat would be me. Hi. I’m Selma with-the-unpronounceable-last-name Boerrigter. I studied here in Maastricht at the university. Then, I stuck around in this lovely city and here I still am today.

I have worked as a Dutch language professional since graduation in 2007. I was mostly working as a copywriter, until late 2011, when I discovered  that teaching my ‘funny’ language is way more challenging, rewarding and well, it’s lots of fun too. So here I am, teaching foreigners to say oe, eu, ei and ui, and giving tips on how not to choke when pronouncing the ‘g’.

Next to my own language school, I started working parttime at Berlitz in 2015 and received professional training from this worldwide renowned language institution. I also took some online language instruction courses at the British Counsil. During and next to these courses, I’m constantly looking for new ways to challenge and motivate both myself and my students. This has resulted in a rating of 4,9/5 on my facebook page review section. Go ahead and have a look at what other people have said about me and the courses!

I’m also the organizer of the Language Exchange Group Maastricht, a facebook group where you can find your buddy to practice Dutch with.