My name is Jeroen. I was born in Nijmegen, but have been living in Amsterdam for most of my life now. As a child I already found language fascinating and I tried to read the words out loud in the different languages on packaging for example, and asked dictionaries as a birthday present. When we went on holiday I liked to learn some words and phrases in that language. I still do so when I’m traveling, because I believe that through a language you can get a bit closer to people and their national character. No wonder language and communication have become the main ingredients of my work. In my Dutch classes I try to get participants talking in an accessible way, with patient explanation, good humor, games and short dialogues. So speaking Dutch becomes fun and practical.