Frequently Asked Questions
Can you tell me a bit about yourself?
I’m Anne Woolfitt-Scholten, a language learning facilitator. I have a passion for languages and people. Working with or for other people really inspires me. It makes me happy when I can make the lives of international people in the Netherlands less stressful and more fun by plugging them into Dutch society through teaching Dutch.
What is your background?
I am native to the Netherlands and Dutch is my mother tongue. I am a qualified Dutch teacher. I am also fluent in English and Spanish having trained as a translator Dutch – English – Spanish.
Who are your clients?
Internationals living in the Netherlands who want to communicate in Dutch. They want to be able to understand Dutch and actively use Dutch (without stepping into the pitfall of communicating in English all the time :-) ).
Why do you help international people living in the Netherlands?
I know from my own experience that it isn't always easy to be in a country where you don’t understand and / or speak the language (well enough) . It made me feel very lonely or even frustrated at times.
Why are you teaching Dutch?
Having travelled to many places around the world and having had a great time I know from my own experience that it can be difficult to meet people and settle in to a new culture. Very often understanding and speaking the local language opens doors that otherwise would have stayed closed. As soon as I could ask questions in the local language and understand answers, I no longer felt like a stranded tourist. I felt like I belonged and I could achieve my goals much easier. So I teach Dutch to internationals in the Netherlands to help them make the most out of living in the Netherlands.
What do you like the best about your work?
The gratefulness from my clients gives me huge satisfaction! And it is wonderful to meet so many nice and interesting people from all over the world so close to home.
What is your goal?
To help you live your best life abroad!
What makes TAALkameleon different?
When it comes to teaching Dutch, not a single course I offer is the same! All courses are based on the principles of Accelerated Learning.
What do your clients say about you?
On the different pages of my website you can find lots of referrals.
Can businesses contact you for assignments?
YES! I also work as an in company language trainer. Please contact me to make an appointment firstname.lastname@example.org or 06-41424484.
What is Accelerated Learning?
- total learner involvement
- active creation of knowledge
- collaboration among learners
- activity centered learning
- internal motivation
- joy and excitement in learning
Do you know good sites to practice Dutch?
Yes, I’ll upload links soon :-)
I’d like to follow you. Is that possible?
Yes, send me your name and email address and you'll receive my blog posts on Learning Dutch.
Do you also teach any other languages?
Yes, I also teach Spanish.
Where does the name TAALkameleon come from?
Chameleons are unique in the animal kingdom because they can adapt to new circumstances very easily; they have a very strong tongue and can communicate in a multitude of creative ways. I am a LANGUAGEchameleon and I can help you become one as well.
How can I reach you?
You can send me an email at email@example.com
You can call me +31-6-41 42 44 84