Jana Van Der Kolk
- English (US): Native
- Dutch: Advanced
- French: Advanced
- Spanish: Advanced
- Czech: Intermediate
- Indonesian: Intermediate
- Portuguese: Elementary
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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.
Practice writing for business, academic and creative purposes
Authentic listening & reading materials aimed at native speakers, situational conversation
TOEFL, SAT 1 & 2, APs
Conversation and presentation practice
Sociology › Sociology (Master)
Linguistics › Applied Linguistics (Master)