Hi everyone! I’m Avalon, I love to discover new cultures and different ways of thinking. I grew up close to the sea, which is one of my favorite places to be. I’m a Dutchie who has lived in many different countries. I'm passionate about languages. Dutch is my native language and next to that, I speak English and Spanish. Moreover, I have learned the basics of German, French and Bahasa Indonesia. Portuguese is next on my list!
In 2014, I wanted to practice Spanish in Nijmegen and that’s why I organized a language exchange meeting. It turned out that a lot of people showed up at that very first meeting and because I enjoy organizing and connecting people, I decided to make it a regular event: AvaLingua Exchange. Now it’s a weekly event in Nijmegen, Rotterdam and The Hague as well! - at the moment it's an online event-
During the language exchange meetings I discovered that I enjoy teaching Dutch to foreigners. By then, I had already finished my bachelor and masters in Cultural Anthropology and worked in the development world. I decided to do a masters in teaching and a postgraduate degree to become a certified Dutch teacher to foreigners (NT2).
In the last few years, I have been teaching Dutch with a lot of joy in Rotterdam, Dordrecht, The Hague and online at different language institutions. A few years ago, I started AvaLingua and since then I have been teaching my own students too. The name 'AvaLingua' refers to my nickname 'Ava' and language is 'Lingua' in Latin. I just love the sound of the two words connected together!
Nowadays, AvaLingua consists of professional, certified and enthusiastic teachers. We create an environment in which you learn Dutch by experiencing the language right away. The classes are interactive, fun and gezellig and we will guarantee that you will speak Dutch from the very first class onwards. Are you ready to start with your Dutch language course? Let's talk!