With Hanneke I never feel embarrassed when I pronounce Dutch words incorrectly or forget that the verb comes at the end of the sentence. She is very patient with me and enjoys teaching me Dutch as much as I enjoy learning it.
If I had the time to study everyday I know I would make much faster progress, but Hanneke and I use the hour and half of my lessons well. She spends time preparing for my next lesson and often comes with new ideas which incentivizes me to continue the learning process. She makes language learning exciting.
Dutch is not an easy language to learn but I think I’m learning the grammar and vocabulary much faster with Hanneke than I did in a more formal classroom setting. Every lesson with Hanneke is a joy instead of a chore!