The face behind The Dutchess

“Pleased to meet you! My name is Nathalie van de Water–Rodriguez. As the daughter of a Spanish mother and Dutch father, I was raised to be completely bi-lingual. In 1994, during my own degree studies in Spanish Language & Literature,  I began teaching Spanish to groups of adults and later went on to give private courses through various language institutes. Since 1998, I have also been teaching Dutch as a second language (NT2) and have specialised in giving one-to-one Dutch language courses at different levels.”

European quality standards

“I set up The Dutchess in 2009 after identifying a need for a professional online language school, where students could follow tailor-made one-to-one Dutch language courses efficiently and in comfort. The Dutchess is a recognised private educational establishment for short professional courses and listed in the Dutch CRKBO register for such institutions. Courses, therefore, meet European quality standards.”

Private lessons via Skype

“The Dutchess gives you private online Dutch lessons. Private lessons are the most effective way to learn a language. This is because you learn at your own pace and the lessons are tailored to your personal needs and level. Moreover, there’s no travel time involved because the lessons take place via your own PC or tablet. So you can follow the course whenever and wherever it suits you best.”

CRKBO registered Dutch course
Nathalie van de Water