TaalTafels was founded by Peter Wortelboer in 2018 because he strongly believes that medium or higher educated refugees and other migrants are able to learn Dutch better and faster. This view is often shared by language students themselves, therefore TaalTafels has decided to implement change. We offer dynamic lessons with a lot of fun!
Another goal of TaalTafels is to mix refugees, expats, and other migrants and connect them with Dutch people to create an effective network. Besides learning Dutch at a high level, we try to help our students towards a more happy, social, and productive life in The Netherlands.
Meet the Team
We are a small team of highly qualified, experienced teachers who work with great enthusiasm and drive to teach students Dutch.
Teacher of Dutch and NT2
Peter is the founder and director of TaalTafels. He has taught all his professional life, first on a social level in therapy groups and juvenile detention, among others, then as a behavioral trainer within organizations, and finally as a teacher of Dutch and NT2. Peter has gained experience teaching at all levels from A0 to C1 to all target groups, both young people and adults. High-level Dutch for speakers of other languages is his passion and students from all different countries and cultures are his love and light
teacher of NT2
Frank is originally a physical education teacher of the first degree. He has been working with a lot of love in secondary education for years and has made the switch to teaching Dutch as a second language. Frank works at Johan de Witt College in transition classes and teaches foreign children aged 12 to 18 who have just arrived in the Netherlands.
At TaalTafels he teaches the A0 – A2 groups, in which he is specialized, with a lot of energy and pleasure.
Teacher of NT2
and speech therapist
Pien is a speech therapist and has long worked in child and adolescent psychiatry. Once she was asked to teach NT2 because it would probably suit her and that’s right! She has enjoyed working as an NT2 teacher for years now and, with her background as a speech therapist, she specializes in pronunciation and intelligibility. Pien has worked at Sagenn and Up2Learn, among others, and has gained experience with all levels from A0 to C1. She now works as a freelancer for The University of Amsterdam and TaalTafels.
Ilse is an economist and organizational advisor at the national government. In addition to her job, she does the back office of TaalTafels. She helps with registrations, contracts, student administration, invoicing, and the administration with DUO. And she is happy to use her knowledge, experience, and network to guide students where possible and helpful.
Alle docenten zijn bevoegd NT2 docent en geregistreerd in het beroepsregister van NT2 docenten:
TaalTafels helps students with more than just learning Dutch. We organize language dinners and language cafes and help students find work by using our network!