Marijke Tupker is founder of Tupkertaaltraining and has over twenty years experience as a Dutch language teacher. She is a native Dutch speaker with a strong command of English and Italian, Marijke has specialized in language training for both native and non-native speakers since 2000. Marijke has taught a wide variety of students, from beginners to advanced learners, and has worked with students from all kinds of backgrounds and from all over the world. Her lessons are professional and structured, but she greatly enjoys improvisation in class. She likes her lessons lively and interesting. Over the years Marijke has mastered the ability to respond to her students’ individual needs. Marijke uses humorous exercises that attempt to incorporate the individual experiences of her students. In addition to the more conventional material, she uses a wide range of other sources that provide the students with more knowledge of Dutch culture, customs and society such as books, movies and blogs. Marijke’s primary aim is to make sure that her students are able to confidently communicate in Dutch.