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Jana Van Der Kolk

@janavanderkolk

Edinburgh University
Sociology
Portugal
United States

2 Followers

Language Skills

  • English (US): Native
  • Dutch: Advanced
  • French: Advanced
  • Spanish: Advanced
  • Czech: Intermediate
  • Indonesian: Intermediate
  • Portuguese: Elementary

Interests


Price (25 min):

14.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

(4.36)
23 sessions 11 Ratings Cancellations: 0 No-show: 0

Introduction:

Helping adults prepare for business communication, international exams, and general English use

Build the fluency, accuracy, and complexity of your English with meaningful practice and authentic materials!

I emphasize a balance of speaking, listening, writing, and reading; personal engagement and motivation; using authentic materials; and building rapport so that practice is effective but also fun! I developed my professional skills through a training program in English language teaching to adults, followed by a research-based masters in applied linguistics, specializing in language acquisition.

I have 7 years of experience working with English learners of all ages: university students tackling international proficiency exams, Indonesian government administrators and corporate managers, STEM students preparing to study abroad, and children at a brand-new bilingual school.

My professional background includes writing, customer service, tourism, and sports, with roles spanning four continents. I studied in the US, UK, and Europe, with perspective on various education systems and exams as well as language learning strategies for specific purposes.

Teaching Specialty:

Writing › General

Practice writing for business, academic and creative purposes

English Basics › General

Authentic listening & reading materials aimed at native speakers, situational conversation

Test Prep › Other

TOEFL, SAT 1 & 2, APs

Business English Basics › General

Conversation and presentation practice

Résumé:

Education:
2005 - 2010
Edinburgh University
Sociology › Sociology (Master)
2017 - 2018
Universitat De Barcelona
Linguistics › Applied Linguistics (Master)
Certifications:
2012
CELTA
2018
M.A. Linguistics

Rating

Overall: 4.36

Teaching Skill
4.18 (/ 5.00)
Feedback
4.27 (/ 5.00)
Enthusiasm
4.36 (/ 5.00)
Punctuality
4.64 (/ 5.00)
Voice/Video Clarity
4.36 (/ 5.00)

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