About TaalKrachtig

I have a passion for sharing knowledge which is why I started as a language trainer in German, English and Dutch in 2005. I am friendly, client-oriented, patient, flexible, committed and experienced.

I love diversity and that’s why I offer a variety of courses: lessons for children from 4 years old, exam guidance for young people, job application training, conversation courses, business courses, private lessons, duo lessons and group lessons (max. 8 people). Relaxation and fun are important, so I offer game nights in German several times a year. I also edit and translate texts to and from German.

In my lessons I create a relaxed atmosphere where students are not afraid to talk and make mistakes. I encourage people to speak a lot, and I correct them and help with the vocabulary. Working on improving grammar is never an end in itself. Instead I focus on helping people apply it to their own context. I also provide supportive advice about apps, websites, podcasts, films and books. There is a lot of useful and fun information available to compliment my lessons.

About Mirjam Hausmann

Mirjam Hausmann

trains, edits and translates.

I am of German-Dutch descent. I was born in the Netherlands and from the age of three I grew up in the German region of Northern Hessen, in a small village between Kassel and Paderborn. I have two native languages and countries. I always felt at home in the Netherlands, so I decided to study there in 1995: Language and Culture Studies (or General Literature) in the beautiful city of Utrecht.  I chose English as my language, so I followed the same language proficiency courses as English students.

Lesson on location and remote lessons

Lesson on location and remote lessons

Lesson on location and remote lessons

I offer several different lesson options:

  • at my office in Utrecht South (Rivierenwijk), IJsselstraat 37 (bus stop nearby/free on street parking)
  • on location
  • online via video calls, e.g. Skype, Zoom or Teams
  • by phone
  • by email
  • a combination of the above options

My experience, skills and training

My experience, skills and training

  • 15 years’ experience as an independent language trainer
  • native language both German and Dutch
  • master’s degree in Language and Culture Studies (MA), Utrecht University
  • Cambridge English: Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • Cambridge English: Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher

My network

My network

I am part of an extensive network of language trainers, language specialists, translators, (digital) communication specialists and professionals from other disciplines.  If I am unable to meet your demand, I will look for someone in my network who can help you in the best way possible.

”Great one-on-one teaching. Mirjam really takes you to the next level.”- Harry Lensink