The Team

We are a small team of highly qualified, experienced teachers who work with great enthusiasm and drive to teach students Dutch.

Peter Wortelboer


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. 
Teaching high-level Dutch to non-native speakers is his passion and people from many different countries and cultures are in his heart.



Lukas is a linguist with a master’s degree in conflict studies and human rights. He studied and worked in Portugal, Brazil and Brussels, after which he started as NT2 teacher in the Netherlands. Within language education, his interest and passion lies mainly in intercultural communication and providing the tools to enable students to tell their own story. Lukas teaches at TaalTafels from A0 to B1 level and also works for COA at an AZC. He is learning Arabic in his spare time.

Henriette Havelaar


Henriette is a Dutch scholar and theologian. She has been teaching non-native adults for ten years with great pleasure. Before that she also taught at all levels, from high school to university, in both language and religion. Henriette works two days a week at TaalTafels and the rest of the week at Stavoor, an organization that takes care of integration and NT2 in the north of the country.

Marty Smit

FRENCH teacher AND NT2

Marty is co-founder, director and supervisor at De Vrije Ruimte, a school for natural learning for primary and secondary school students. She has been doing this for 15 years now. Before that, she worked for more than 10 years as a qualified teacher of French in regular secondary education. In addition to her life’s work at De Vrije Ruimte, Marty has been working as a freelancer at TaalTafels since August 2022. Since July 2023, Marty is a certified NT2 teacher.

Ilse Wortelboer


Ilse is a consultant at the national government in organizational design. In addition to her job, she does the back office of TaalTafels. She helps with administration to make sure that demands of Blik op Werk and DUO are met. And she is happy to use her knowledge, experience, and network to guide students where possible and helpful.

Angélique Strobbe​


Angelique has been working as a salesperson and branch manager in clothing for years and she is a perfect hostess. She recently obtained diplomas for receptionist and administrative assistant. In addition to her job in Hulst, she does the invoicing, student administration and contracts for TaalTafels every month.

Gadisha Snip​

Graphic designer &
Web developer

TaalTafels helps students with more than just learning Dutch.
We organize language dinners and help students find work by using our network!

Our teachers are qualified NT2 teachers and registered in the professional register of NT2 teachers: