Elise Koolhaas studied Cultural Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. While studying, she gave Dutch lessons as a volunteer to Turkish and Moroccan women in a neighbourhood centre in Amsterdam. She liked it that much, that she decided to follow a study for teacher in the Dutch language. Already during her studies, she started to work as a teacher in NT2. She has more than 20 years of experience. Elise was a teacher for refugees, migrants and foreign students. Recently she started to work for Nedles.
Structure and a lot of speaking are main features of the classes of Elise. A good atmosphere is for her very important: if a student feels at ease, he/she will feel not afraid to speak. Elise likes the contact with all the different people from diverse cultures: every class is like a small trip around the world!
Elise moved from Amsterdam to Zeeland because she wanted to live closer to the sea and the nature; she also has her desired vegetable garden now. Besides NT2, travelling and yoga are her passions. She teaches hatha yoga classes to young adults and adults in the Netherlands, and sometimes, in Africa.