Our tutors

ExpatLanguageSchool.net is a platform that enables you to connect with a team of experienced, independent language teachers, from wherever you are. We believed in "online teaching" from the start of the company, before everybody else did.

"It is our belief that learning a foreign language does not only help people to better understand each other's​ cultures and customs, but that it also facilitates to meet up, to exchange ideas and, ultimately, to negotiate a successful business".

Luc Boeke is founder of ExpatLanguageSchool.net, he is at the same time team coordinator and account manager. Luc has been a part-time language teacher since 1995. He became a full time teacher at the University of Amsterdam, when he graduated in Communication Sciences in 1999. From 2001, Luc pursued a Marketing Intelligence and Data Science career that has brought him to international companies in the English, French, Dutch and German speaking countries of Europe.
Since 2017, Luc is based in Switzerland, a 'multi-language' country in the heart of Europe. He is expert in the domain of Dutch for business, business context roleplays and Dutch for children, teaching the 6 to 10 years old at the International School Berne since 2022.

Astrid Kogelman is an experienced teacher, focusing on Dutch as a second language. She also teaches English and German. Born in the Netherlands, her mother tongue is Dutch, but she is fluent in English and German. She studied American Studies in the USA, then worked in the publishing industry in Oxford, England for 5 years. She and her family have been living in Trier, Germany for over 20 years now, so she has a comprehensive understanding of several languages and cultures. Astrid also enjoys teaching yoga and relaxation to adults and children.

Krasimira (Krassie) Ivanova is a certified Teacher of English with more than 30 years of experience with ESL learners at school, college and university. Her international career brought her to the UK, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. She is a Bulgarian national with Masters degree in English Language and Literature, TESOL and QTS. Krassie has extensive experience at high school and interest in preparation for Cambridge exams. Now she teaches General English and ESP to local and international students at university and corporate clients online. Krassie likes movies, world culture, geography, literature, music and has a good command of Russian. 

Rahel Roth is a certified Spanish and English teacher for high schools. However, currently, she's working as a language teacher for German, Swiss German and Spanish. She works especially with people struggling to understand grammar, and focuses on achieving AHA moments with her students.
In 2021 she published her first book about "Swiss German for English Speakers" which allows expats in Switzerland to learn the language with little or even without any previous knowledge of German.
Languages are a big part of her life and she loves to share her passion with her students. No matter at what rhythm you're advancing, the important thing is to feel comfortable and supported in your learning.

Cristina Jimenez Garcia is a certified Spanish teacher since 2015 with international experience and also a degree in Communication.
Cristina was born in Seville (Spain) and has lived for several years in Italy and Portugal. Currently, she lives in the Netherlands where she teaches her native language and culture, both online and offline, and at different academies in Amsterdam.

Cristina speaks English, Italian and a little bit of Portuguese, and is learning Dutch. She really enjoys learning and teaching languages, because: "Each new language that we learn gives us the opportunity to acquire a new way of seeing and understanding the world". 

Stefanie Weisz was born in the Austrian Alps. Her first teaching experience she gained as a volunteer for the European voluntary service in a high school in Finland. After that, she studied in Austria, Slovenia, Australia, and the Netherlands.
After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Yiddish literature, she started teaching for Universities in Germany, China, and the Netherlands. Since 2015 Stefanie has worked with various global tech companies. She also works with Dutch and Australian sign language and translates for PETA. Stefanie is a certified TELC examiner.

Stefanie loves reading, snowboarding, and aerial sports.

Itziar Rey Pérez de Pipaon
is a professional conference interpreter and a translator, and since 1999 a member of AIIC (Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence). She studied both Architecture and Translation and Conference Interpretation in Barcelona, her home town, before moving to Rome (Italy), where she became a part-time teacher at the University of Perugia's Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori, while working as a conference interpreter for the Italian institutions, the Vatican and the private market in Rome. Back in Barcelona, she got her certificate in Egyptology and moved her professional address to Brussels, where she works for the European institutions. She is trilingual at a mother tongue level (Spanish, Italian and Catalan), and has a near native level in French, a strong English, a good Portuguese and a decent knowledge of German.

Esther Barneveld is a certified Dutch language teacher with more than 25 years of experience. She started her teaching career as a certified music teacher. After moving to Brussels in 1999, she started teaching Dutch to expats and French-speaking Belgians. In and around Brussels, she has worked for various international companies in different departments. After living in Belgium for 18 years she moved back to the Netherlands and since 2019, online teaching has been an increasing part of her job.

Berry de Man was born in 1974 in the Netherlands (Amsterdam), but is living since over two decades in beautiful Italy, where she raised her family.  

Berry has a degree from the pedagogical academy (PABO) in the Netherlands, she is trilingual, speaking Dutch, Italian and English fluently. She has worked as a secretary for international companies. Since 2019, Berry is working full-time as online tutor at -amongst others- Bicortex (previously Eszett Business Services). From this, she has gained experience in using various teaching methods online. 

Berry is a typical expat and her work for Culture Awareness International has made her an avid coach for those who moved their families abroad. 

Berry’s Motto is: there is always a reason to smile. She would be most happy to work with you on your Dutch, whatever your current level, to achieve your personal goals.

Mieke Vermeulen: After successfully completing her studies in German and Dutch, Mieke applied her knowledge in the business world. She has worked for various international companies in different departments, always in positions where effective communication with customers, suppliers, project leaders and colleagues was of great importance. Currently, Mieke is working as a language trainer for German and Dutch and loves to share her enthusiasm with her students.

Adriana Dorrepaal
is a qualified French teacher with a truly international CV. She is a Dutch national who has lived in France for almost a dozen years. Moving to France was a logical choice for her, after she obtained a Bachelor degree in French Language and Culture at the University of Utrecht (2005). She has an extensive experience in teaching French, English and Dutch since 2011, both off-line and via Skype. Besides her career as a language teacher, she works as a translator and interpreter.

Adriana loves singing and playing the piano and stays fit and healthy with hockey and yoga.

Delia Silaghi has a clear cut opening line to introduce herself. "all you need to know about me is that I love to teach!" She is a certified language trainer and has been teaching French, English and Italian for 13 years now. Delia: "I love to share from my experience in order to help learners achieve their language goals."

As part of her own language academy, she has developed a course called Médecin Express Program, i.e. a proprietary teaching technique which is specially designed for doctors who need to learn French in order to successfully pass their interview at The Medical French Council. That includes medical role-plays and writing medical documents so that doctors are fully prepared for their new job in France. 

Second domain where Delia is very well at home is Business English. She works with entrepreneurs and business people who need to improve their English for the workplace and learn about business topics in order to make their work more effective and make the most of their career opportunities.

Moreover, Delia can offer language training in order to help learners prepare for the following exams: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge, OET. All these courses are designed for professionals who want to improve their communication skills in French, English and Italian so that they can obtain better results in the workplace, gain confidence and build strong relationships. Courses can be done in a one-on-one or group setting. 

Teaching is my passion, flip it into your advantage!

Ivana Lozo is a qualified and experienced French and Russian teacher. She graduated French and Russian language and literature in 2009 and has been teaching since then at universities, foreign language schools, tutoring both live and online. Passionate about travelling and her homeland Croatia, she's also an experienced tour guide in French, English and Russian, specialized in cultural and natural heritage. In 2021 she earned her PhD in semiotics of advertising and currently teaches Creative writing and French at the university.

Igor Usik, native speaker of Ukrainian and Russian, studied Romance languages at Kharkiv National University (Ukraine). In 1995 he became a certified translator/interpreter and teacher and enriched his proficiency in languages working as interpreter with official delegations in Ukraine and abroad, in exporting and importing companies, and travelling. Igor has been a part-time teacher of Italian, Spanish and French for almost three decades. The range of his linguistic interests spreads on comparative studies of grammar and vocabulary, etymology, culture and civilization. Igor’s language teaching methodology may be particularly useful for those students who want to understand differences and similarities between their native language and the language they learn. Igor is convinced that a quick success in learning languages may be achieved only in case of everyday diligent work with texts, grammar exercises, audio-visual training material, and speaking practice. Igor takes into account personal goals of his students in language learning and he applies an individual approach to everybody of them.

Jasmine Unruh is a licensed teacher for English, French, German and Swiss German. She has always been very passionate about languages and therefore started diving deeper into language learning in her early youth and added Spanish, Standard Arabic and Biblical Hebrew to her list of languages which she learned autodidactically. In later years, she then got several language certificates for these languages by the University of Zurich (Standard Arabic; Biblical Hebrew) as well as by the EF international language school in Málaga (Spanish). 
Having a Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogy, Jasmine has many years of tutoring and teaching experience throughout all age groups and in different cultural groups (Swiss kids, Israeli youth, adult Eritrean refugees and many more). Born in Switzerland, married to a Hispanic-American and living in the US gives away the fact that she lives a multi-lingual daily life. When it comes to pedagogy and didactics, she always attempts to find out the individual needs and preferences of her students in order to then create lessons to their liking and with the best possible outcome regarding their language learning process. 

Anna Pfennig is a native German speaker and a passionate German online teacher since 2020. After spending several years abroad in Australia, Chile and Austria, she finally settled in the French Alps, where she lives now. Originally a student of international management and human resources, she decided to become a German teacher after passing the certificate of the Goethe Institute. As she has learned 4 foreign languages (English, Italian, Spanish and French) she knows exactly what challenges and problems you face when learning languages. Her focus is on conversation classes and business German coaching. She helps you to become fluent and to professionalize your German. You can look forward to fun exercises and role plays for business situations (including meetings, presentations, negotiations and written communication) as well as for everyday situations in a German-speaking country.

Penelope Meijboom-Morgan is a certified language teacher, focusing since 2019 on teaching English as a foreign language. Since graduating from university in the UK, she has worked internationally as an ERP and CRM consultant. Having developed her teaching and coaching skills within the framework of highly complex projects, she fully understands the importance of effective communication within a multi-cultural environment. 
Penelope is also an avid musician and during the last few years, she has greatly enjoyed teaching music to both children and adults.

Irina Wolters was born in Russia where she graduated from university in 1982 as a philologist, a teacher of Russian language and literature and a German translator and  interpreter. In addition, she completed a course in Russian as a second language at the Pedagogical Institute. In Russia, she worked as a German interpreter and as a lecturer at a college, an academy and at a university. 

Since 1998 Irina lives and works in the Netherlands. She is a member of VLLT (Vereniging van Leraren in Levende Talen, in English: Association of Teachers of Living Languages). She teaches Russian as a native language to Russian-speaking children and as a second language to Dutch-speaking adults. She teaches Dutch as a second language to Russian-speaking students and corporate clients, if necessary online. The language of instruction is the student’s mother tongue. She develops educational material for online and offline courses. 

Besides her career as a language teacher, she works as a certified and sworn Dutch-Russian translator and interpreter since 2008. She writes and translates poems and stories for adults and children. 

Lucie Raimbault is a certified French language teacher, with more than 20 years experience. She started her teaching career in the UK where she lived for 6 years. Back in France, she coupled her teaching experience with working in the private sector for an international company; an experience that benefited her teaching role in Paris and now Amsterdam, as she understands the needs and objectives of her professional students as well as their tight schedules. Lucie strongly believes that learning French can be fun! Her main focus is to adapt to the students, with constant interaction, respecting the students’ learning style and making them feel confident.

Jako Garos is a native of the Netherlands, but has lived for many years in the United States. He possesses a Master's degree in Education with an emphasis on Linguistics. His first love has always been teaching and for example he has taught Dutch for the past twenty years in group or private settings. He is also well-versed in helping students pass their Dutch language exams in case they need to settle in the Netherlands. Jako also possesses a certificate to teach English as a Second Language and has been doing so for the past 15 years. Jako really enjoys being fluent in these two languages and has been a Dutch-English interpreter in various court cases and has worked as a Dutch-English translator. In addition, Jako speaks French, Spanish and German and even possesses a certificate to teach Spanish at the secondary level in Texas where he now resides. Because of his language ability, Jako possesses a real gift of explaining similarities between languages that makes the student less "afraid" of learning them! 


Upon request, copies of diplomas and certificates of our teachers can be submitted.

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