Martje & Lisa

Lisa (Juffrouw Janssen)
Hi! My name is Lisa Janssen, and I teach Dutch as a First and Second Language. I studied Dutch Language and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, where I now work as a Dutch lecturer.

I aim to create a fun and relaxed learning environment where students can learn without inhibitions and meet native Dutch speakers. My approach includes taking my students to traditional Dutch bars and exploring the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

Next to teaching, I host an informal networking event ‘Beer & Career’ twice a year. I am one of the owners of the new co-working and project space, HetZandkasteel.com.

As the daughter of a former beer café owner, I am born with a love for traditional bars and (craft) beers. Meeting interesting people from all over the world is my favorite way to spend the weekend. Hope to meet you soon! Proost!

Martje (Ling-ON)
Hi there! My name is Martje and I love language. I have been teaching languages for over 13 years. I studied Scandinavian languages and linguistics at the University of Amsterdam and Stockholm. I hold a PhD in linguistics (specialization: second language acquisition) from Ghent University in Belgium, where I taught Swedish and linguistics.

When I moved back to Amsterdam I  started teaching my native language Dutch to internationals from all around the world and I really enjoy meeting new people and sharing my enthusiasm for language. Besides teaching language, you can also catch me performing poetry on stage/in bars.