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Katya: "I started learning Dutch online, but I decided I missed the social setting of a group and I wanted more live interaction with a teacher. "Expat Katya (40) from Russia
"I met my husband in Moscow. He is half English, half Irish. We both worked for Ikea, I gave a training and he was my student, haha. Now we live in the Netherlands where I started learning Dutch online - through a Dutch teacher who lives in Thailand. After 15 lessons I decided I missed the social setting of a group and I wanted more live interaction with a teacher. I'm still waiting for my work permit but in the meantime I regularly go to museums and immerse myself in the Dutch culture. The Dutch and Russians are similar: easy to approach and both nationalities are very clear. In Russia it is much colder, the Netherlands are windier. It also rains a lot here. In Moscow I did everything by car, but here I cycle everywhere. I think I'm going to buy a raincoat soon.”
Deepak: "Thanks to Taalthuis learning Dutch is a lot easier"Expat Deepak (42) from India
"California or Amsterdam, that's where most people from the IT sector apply for a job. I soon knew that it would be the Netherlands. I don't know Europe very well and I really wanted to visit the big European cities. Paris, Lisbon, Berlin, Copenhagen, Budapest; over the last year and a half I visited a different city every month. I love the Dutch climate. Except last summer, I didn't like that. Warm weather is 'overrated'. It makes you tired. I prefer cold weather with a shining sun. You can enjoy coffee on a terrace. The food here is totally different compared to India. You wouldn't expect it given my culture, but I don't like spicy food. Not so long ago I started this language course. English is so much easier for me. But thanks to Taalthuis things are getting better.”
Reka: "One word that we both can’t seem to pronounce is ‘Schiermonnikoog’.”Expat Reka (32) from Hungary
"Half a year ago - we already lived in the Netherlands for three years - we got married. Not in Hungary, not in the Netherlands but in the Seychelles, because I thought: the weather is always nice there. But right after the ceremony it started to rain! I like the fact that the Dutch are direct. I am direct too, so this country suits me better than Hungary where it is not appreciated. Hungarians are a bit more withdrawn and sometimes even aggressive, for example in traffic. Believe me, in comparison with the Hungarian people the Dutch are polite. I also speak German, so Dutch is not so difficult for me. I do this course because I am too lazy to learn Dutch at home. Now I can’t escape my homework. My husband does the same course as I do, and we practice together. One word that we both can’t seem to pronounce is ‘Schiermonnikoog’.”