George (Medical Nurse) and Caroline (Linguistic Researcher/Scientist)

My wife and I began Dutch lessons with Ria some months ago and we would recommend her highly. We take lessons as a couple which is perfect and allows us to progress in tandem in advance of our move to the Netherlands. We were complete Dutch novices but have progressed quickly with Ria’s guidance. Our lessons are always very relaxed and comfortable while the learning is well-structured with plenty of opportunity to practise (& homework, of course). We thoroughly recommend Ria if you’re looking to learn Dutch.

I just wanted to thank you again personally for Sophie’s wonderful Speaking Dutch classes. The Netherlands has certainly lived up to, and surpassed, her expectations. She is very much looking forward to having her classes with you again. She so wants to speak Dutch. I do hope you can perhaps visit her there. She would love it. So Ria, thanks for all your kindness with Sophie. I know she loved your classes, and you.

I am very pleased with how quickly Ria was able to level my current language skill and provide material that is challenging yet achievable. I feel that I am making progress in a structured way and I look forward to, and enjoy my lessons with, Ria. I am also very pleased with the flexibility offered regarding timings and days for my Beginners Dutch lessons. This was essential for me to be able to commence a language course and I couldn’t be happier with how it is going so far.

Very approachable and great lessons. I’m learning loads…

Ria is fantastic, very patient, explains things clearly and is really encouraging. I’m really pleased I found Ria and feel very confident about developing my Dutch with her.