Our approach

Effective lessons through flipping the classroom

In a one-on-one lesson or one-on-two lesson, you get all the attention of your tutor. But attention alone does not guarantee a more effective lesson. Our approach is aimed at reversing the activities of a student, the so-called Flipping The Classroom model. At home you prepare for your lesson by taking passive instruction, making (online) exercises and watching podcasts, videos and films. This leaves a lot of time for speaking, Q&A, deepening and reflection in class.

Prepare theory at home, rehearse and apply actively with your tutor

Step 1: Orientate on theory

As a student, you orientate yourself on the teaching material before class. You read the lesson, view accompanying photos or video, do online exercises and finally email your homework to your tutor. This provides written feedback and you are then optimally prepared for your lesson.

Step 2: Practice, feedback and reflection in class

The online (and offline) lesson often starts with a short question and answer (Q&A) moment. Then you practice the teaching material with your tutor in an interactive, repetitive and playful way, so that you immediately apply new words and grammar. During the lesson the tutor gives feedback and at the end you reflect on what went well and what you can improve on.

Step 3: Active repetition of theory in practice

As a student, you now put what you have learned into practice and go outside, into daily life. You carry out language assignments with family, friends, neighbors or colleagues. This is a very important step to experience for yourself what it is like to speak Dutch without a tutor. In class, you reflect on these extracurricular activities with your tutor.

Step 4: Informal and formal testing

This final step you take at a moment when you are ready  for using Dutch independently. Your own or another tutor can conduct informal tests or you can register for an official test. It is all up to you!


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