Jolie Van Loo
Hi, nice to meet you. My name is Jolie and I have a huge passion for travel and immersing myself in new cultures and languages. Originally I am from Maastricht, but I have lived in Costa Rica, Brazil and Spain. Over the years I have started courses of Spanish, Portugese, Swedish, Papiamento and Japanese, therefore I understand the struggles and euphoria that are inherent to foreign language learning.
With master degrees in Education, Literary Translation and Antropology from Utrecht University I have been teaching Spanish, English and Dutch for over 8 years in Dutch high schools and professional organizations. Since 2012 I work as a teacher educator Spanish at University of Applied Science Fontys and have been combining this with teaching Dutch to expats and refugees in both Utrecht and Amsterdam. I am grateful to get to know people from all over the globe who give me an insight in their culture whilst teaching one of the funniest languages, Dutch.
My focus lies on creating student-centered curriculum to target fluency while developing cultural awareness.
I am very excited to be a part of the Learn Dutch in Maastricht team while helping you to pursue your dreams of blowing away your colleagues, friends and schoonfamilie when speaking Dutch.