Teaching mostly beginners courses I love seeing the first flashes of understanding on students’ faces. Moving from (total) incomprehension to a workable basic level of Dutch together is a rewarding process. Trained as an anthropologist I am fully aware that learning a language is much more than studying grammar and vocabulary: it is wrestling with foreign concepts too. In my classes we wrestle with the Dutch language in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Why learn Dutch? Amsterdam is a nice enough city when you speak English but speaking Dutch opens doors, socially, and provides interesting windows on the Dutch and their peculiar culture too.