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Elisabeth Zonjee

Founder | Dutch language trainer | Dutch and local customs
kvk 34257752
t. +31 (0)6 41 76 09 89


Are you looking for

  • Dutch language support?
  • ways to settle into your new life?

Let me help

I created Today’s Dutch to help you connect with the Dutch. Speaking their language is the most powerful way to get there. So much so that it helps you settle into your new life. To make that happen Today’s Dutch features:

  • Dutch language courses, one-to-one and in groups.
  • Vouchers for ad-hoc language support.
  • Blog posts to help you move on.

Were former language classes boring you to tears? Don’t worry. I fuel your curiosity and help you build skills. Blending in with people around you, you’ll no longer be missing out.

About me

For over 20 years I’ve been teaching expats how to speak Dutch. People like you: newcomers, long-term residents, students, professionals, experienced learners and beginners from all over the world. Speaking Dutch has allowed them to get to know, to be with, to interact with and to become like the Dutch. That’s the power of language, which beautifully resonates in a famous and much-quoted phrase from Nelson Mandela:

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

Mandela learned Afrikaans, the language of his oppressors, during his time imprisoned in Robben Island. His wonderful words of wisdom have shaped my motto:

“If you wish to connect with the Dutch, speak their language.”

Please beware

Being young, talented and totally immersed in a language is what you need to learn a language well, right?

  • I prove you wrong and tackle self-defeating beliefs.
  • I ask you to set goals that help you track your progress.
  • I expect you to practice and create situations to speak Dutch.

I’m convinced that Dutch matters and committed to help you master it. I’m like the guide who shows you the road. Others may walk it with you, but no one will walk it for you. Language learning is your decision to walk that road.


Happy to start walking?

E-mail me or complete the contact form below and I’ll get back to you within the following business day.
Talk to you soon!