Hi there, my name is Martina, translator and Dutch teacher during the day, and musician in the evening.
When I was younger, I was already fascinated by writing and the beauty of languages, partly because of my background.
My parents, siblings and I came to the Netherlands when I was only 4 months old. I experienced first-hand how difficult it was, and still is, for my parents to learn a new language and to adapt. That’s why I knew early on I wanted to help people learn the Dutch language, and also show them the amazing, funny words and phrases we have. Following that path, I graduated as a translator in 2016 and ever since, I have been teaching and translating.
There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing students develop not only their language skills, but also their personal skills. And personal it definitely is here at Learn Dutch in Maastricht. I always look forward to meeting new people and learning about their story. I think this is key if you want to make sure someone feels safe, at home and confident to speak Dutch. Hope to see you soon!