Hi, I am Elske. Apart from having a passion for teaching, here are a few other things you might like to know about me.
I love the 'to the point', 'thinking lean',' result driven' and always 'looking for improvement' attitude. It is also the quick mind that I find refreshing and easy to level with. But, first and foremost, I really like contributing to a better Economy.
It was one of my two best subjects at secondary school (apart from Biology). It's also a bit in my genes, as my maternal grandfather was an English teacher who set up Philips' language centre.
Elske & English of course, but also Energy and Environment, two other interests of mine. The whole phrase means striving for quality, so me in a nutshell.
Travelling! I have seen a fair share of the world. But also reading and cooking - again, to improve my health and develop myself. Oh, and in summer gardening.
Swimming. The weekly 2km are sacred and have been so since early 1991. (Long) walks and bicycle trips are often exercised daily.
Yes, Edinburough. The old, the new, the hills, the views, the people, the food and the whisky (malts!) - such a great combination! The vibe gets me every time.
I wanted to be able to teach 6 till 60 year olds. Just to see how they acquire English at those stages, which I managed to do: Fascinating. Over the years, dyslexia has become a new interest of mine, due to the way I explain grammar.
As an early teenager I was at schiphol picking up my dad, when someone asked me where the lockers were. I told the person they were behind the 'traps' - not knowing the word 'escalator' at that stage. When telling my dad, he smiled and commented that for a lot of people escalators were probably just that.
I noticed that my English level had remained the same in recent years, and due to more international work it was time to invest in my English skills. Right at that moment, I met Elske from E-for-Excellence. It was such a pleasure working with her. As a gifted language coach she was always looking for my specific points to improve. Her interactive teaching ánd online courses bettered my fluency, my writing, my listening and my confidence. I loved the timetable flexibility, even on weekends, and, most of all, her dedication and patience.
I wholeheartedly recommend E-for-Excellence when you would like to advance yourself in the international market.
Paul van BeckumHead of Marketing & Communications, Alex van GroningenOct 2019
The one-on-one pronunciation training given by Elske was very interactive, which made it a great learning experience! It really helped me to communicate my message clearer in both business related and private conversations.
Sophie van LoonSite engineer, XPO Logistics
The training to improve my English language skills - given by Elske van der Wal - belongs to one of my most effective learning experience in recent years. Elske is a teacher at heart, very competent and aware that teaching is a social activity.
Dongen, 22 July 2019John SchellekensFounder I-kwadraat
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