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Jako G.
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Would you like to learn Dutch from a native speaker with 20 years' experience?
I like to teach my native language with a lot of humor, because it sounds so funny to foreign ears! I am a specialist in connecting certain sounds and phrases to other languages, so that my students can see that most Indo-European languages are related so they feel more comfortable. I have experience teaching all levels and ages, and am so happy to have an opportunity to teach you! For my online classes, you will receive a video of the class which you can download and then use to practice for the next time! I also like to proceed at the student's pace; there is never any pressure to learn to fast - a language should be enjoyed and appreciated! I am so much looking forward to meet you and have fun with you! Jako
About Jako G.

Hello prospective students, With my background in Linguistics and Education (Master's Degrees), I am excited to combine two things I love dearly: Teaching and speaking/understanding foreign languages! Since I am originally from the Netherlands, I was fortunate to learn a few languages very well (including English) and my students always remark how well I can help them see the connections between them. The fun part about teaching a language for me is to help the student understand that foreign languages are more related to each other than one thinks, and are thus not so much “strangers” to each other, but more “distant relatives.” My gift is helping students understand that language learning should be fun and not feared. Here are some quotes from previous students: "I really enjoyed his teaching style combined with his personality, you can tell he is incredibly patient and kind. I would highly recommend taking one of his classes to pick up a new language or gain extra practice at all levels!!!" "I recommend Jako for his skills and friendliness in being a teacher for foreign language! I was in his Dutch online class and he made everything easy to understand and learn. He’s very patient and high-skilled in teaching foreign language". "I took one of Jako’s introductory Dutch classes via zoom. I can say so many great things about his teaching and structure of his classes. He is very knowledgeable in teaching the pronunciations and grammar of the language. He is a patient teacher and really invested in having an interactive class. I believe we all felt comfortable with him as a teacher. One of his best strengths is the ability to identify where we were having issues with either grammar or pronunciation." I have more than 20 years' experience teaching Dutch, French, Latin, ESL and Spanish to Adults, Teens and Younger Children and I am happy to be involved with Takelessons!

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Teaching since 1994


Master of Business Administration (MBA - International Marketing)

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Jako is a great teacher. He always went above and beyond to help me learn. Highly recommend.

Posted Oct 24, 2022
Foreign Language Tutor and Instructor
Sep 1994 - Present
The Language Prof
I provide individual and group tutoring in Dutch, French, Spanish and Latin. Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn a foreign language, I look forward to helping you turn this dream into a reality. My goal is that you not only learn to speak the language with confidence, but also that you have fun in the process!
Dutch Linguist
Jul 2021 - Dec 2021
Worked a contract at LinkedIn as a Dutch Engineering Linguist which was an excellent combination of my linguistic and database skills. Our localization and internationalization team translated (curated) 1000s of LinkedIn terms into the local language, of which Dutch was one of the languages.
ESL Teacher
Aug 2009 - Dec 2009
Richland College - Dallas Texas
Provided ESL classes at a Junior College in the Dallas area - I had to pass a competency exam. I have a Master's degree in Linguistics as well.
Master of Business Administration (MBA - International Marketing)
Aug 1992 - May 1994
University of Texas at Dallas
Master of Education - Linguistics minor
Aug 1980 - May 1982
Texas Tech University
Native Proficiency
Native Proficiency
Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Native Proficiency
State of Texas Teacher Certificate
May 1982
Texas Education Agency

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Teaches 2 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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