I am Swantje Krüger. My first name is Dutch and my last name is German. And so am I! I was born in Germany, and lived there until I decided to study at the University of Utrecht. I’m living in the Netherlands ever since – for almost 25 years now. I moved in 2002 from Utrecht to Maastricht, where I live together with my Dutch husband and my South African children.
Since a couple of years I work with and teach refugees, school kids, students and expats at all levels between A0 and B2: reading, listening, writing and above all, speaking Dutch.
Although speaking Dutch is not that easy for everyone, it is great fun to make progress and it is absolutely necessary as a key to integration (Inburgering), to feel at home and to be able to work in The Netherlands. As a non-native speaker I experienced that myself and I found myself more and more enthusiastic about the Dutch language and all its particularities.
Everyday again, I’m excited to meet new people in the courses and to listen to their stories and biographies, and to help them discover the Dutch language.