Your language trainer

Your language trainer: Isabel van Boetzelaer

Your language trainer, Isabel van Boetzelaer (1961) was raised bilingual, Dutch and German.

From: “I don’t speak Dutch at all” to: “Nederlands, überhaupt geen probleem”.

“After graduating with a propaedeutic degree in German, I graduated as a communication scientist at the University of Amsterdam.

I then worked in international business for many years as an account manager incentive travel, gaining a lot of experience doing business with international trading partners, both on the customer and supplier side.
In this way, I got to know the Dutch and international (business) cultures and can therefore well underline the similarities and differences.

It struck me time and again how often expats are for many years in The Netherlands, but miss out on so much what is going on because they don’t speak the language. Partly for this reason, after my career in business, I decided to pass on my knowledge and experience of language and culture.

After the HBO teacher training programme, I gained field experience at various secondary schools but decided to return to the target group I know well: the corporate world.

Überhaupt Language training
In 2014, I started my company Überhaupt Taaltraining, ready to improve your language knowledge and language skills with the latest didactic and pedagogical insights.
My mission is to convey Dutch language and cultural differences purposefully and smoothly from my vision, drives and experience.”

Why would you want to work with me: