About Us

Take your Dutch to the next level with us!

Level Up Academy is an online language school specialised in Dutch lessons. Our focus is on teaching language in the most interactive and engaging way possible with the use of online tools. You'll speak, write and practise your Dutch in each of your classes so that you get the most out of the course. You will learn Dutch from scratch or take your Dutch to the next level.

Zuzanna Walter-Puylaert
Dutch Teachers And The rest of Our Team

Let's Meet

Dutch Teacher Elize
Dutch Teacher


I am Eliza and I invite you to learn Dutch with me. I graduated from Dutch studies at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Poland and the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I have been living in Amsterdam for several years and I teach Dutch both online and offline.

My students are mainly Poles but I also teach other international students. Let me convince you that learning a language does not have to mean studying from boring books!

In my lessons I use effective and varied interactive and fun educational materials.

I always try to ensure that each of the course participants is 100% involved in the lessons. I encourage you to speak and use your knowledge in practice!

See you later! Tot snel!

Dutch teacher Karima
Dutch Teacher

My name is Karima. I am 35 years old and I live in Heemstede. I am a sociable person and love to be with my family and friends. Photography, reading and travelling are some of my hobbies. Language teaching is an important part of my life as I started teaching at the age of 21. I am a native Dutch speaker and I teach French and Dutch. The most satisfying aspect of teaching is helping students develop their language skills and boost their self-confidence. I believe that every lesson should bring out the best in a student. Interaction, real-life situations, fun and tailor-made lessons are the important ingredients of my lessons. You will also have visual support during and after the lessons (PowerPoints, videos and PDFs). You will not only learn the language but also understand the culture better. Language is one of the most important parts of any culture and I would love to guide you on this journey!

Dutch Teacher Siebren
Dutch Teacher

Hoi! My name is Siebren and I am a native Dutch teacher! A positive atmosphere is really important during my Dutch classes – as is having fun! I strive to help every student get the best out of themselves whilst familiarising themselves with Dutch. I am flexible and offer efficient language training, based on the learning needs of each student. See you soon! Tot snel!

Dutch Teacher Michelle
Dutch Teacher

Hi! My name is Michelle and I am excited to start the adventure of learning a new language with you! I am a Dutch native speaker with 7 years of experience teaching Dutch, in both group and individual lessons, as well as in preparation courses for the integration exam.

Thanks to my experience of living in Chile for a few years, I know how demanding it is to learn a foreign language and how it feels adapting to life in a new country. I know that during this process it is not only important to learn the language, but to also learn about a culture and adapt to a new way of thinking. I believe that learning Dutch in an interactive and fun way will help you in your everyday life in the Netherlands and Belgium! In my spare time I love creative activities: knitting, painting and drawing. I also love reading about Dutch history and Dutch art. I look forward to sharing various curiosities about the Netherlands with you.

Here you will find more information about the individual lessons with Michelle.

Dutch Teacher Dorota
Dutch Teacher

Hoi! Ik ben Dorota!
I started my adventure with the Dutch language in 2007 in Ghent and I continue it to this day in keeping with the concept that a person continues to learn throughout their life. I obtained my theoretical preparation at Radboud in’to Languages ​​in Nijmegen and have been improving my practical skills since 2012, when students started to accompany me on my teaching adventure.

As Paulien Cornelisse, a writer, columnist and cabaret creator, states, the Dutch language, for some, may seem unattractive because it sounds like ‘[…] a rubber boot that you are trying to pull out of thick mud. But at the same time, oh, how beautiful our language is. A language that uses words like: ‘gegniffel‘, ‘bollewangenhapsnoet‘, en ‘prietpraat‘. Of course, it is beautiful: phonetically, formatively, in fact, in every way!

All that’s left is for me to invite you to discover the charms of the Dutch language together at Level Up Academy!

Dutch teacher Monika
Dutch Teacher
Dutch teacher Alice
Dutch and English Teacher

Hi, my name is Alice. I am a qualified and experienced ESL teacher with over ten years experience teaching adults and teenagers. I have been teaching Dutch as a second language since 2017 and really enjoy helping beginners gain confidence in their speaking skills by offering conversation classes which also include a focus on grammar and vocabulary building. Come and learn with me and we will have fun as I help you on your language journey 🙂

Dutch teacher Feykje
Dutch Teacher

Hoi! My name is Feykje, born and raised in the Netherlands and living in Spain since the end of 2020. I started teaching during my masters Dutch as a Second Language and Multilingualism and haven’t stopped since. I enjoy it very much to meet new people, hear your background story and inspire and help you bring your Dutch to the next level.

My students describe my lessons as fun, social, and effective and I pride myself on creating a comfortable and reliable learning environment, while the lessons seem to fly by! A beautiful sum up of my goal as a teacher because learning should be fun and directly applicable!

Will I help you next? Let’s get started!

Joanna Dutch teacher
Dutch Teacher
Zuzanna Walter Puylaert Level Up Academy Owner
Zuzanna Walter-Puylaert
Our online language courses are aimed at expats living in the Netherlands or Belgium and those planning to move to these beautiful countries. Our mission is to teach Dutch to expats in the Netherlands and Belgium to improve their quality of life and working in these countries. By knowing the language and the culture, functioning in a country and society becomes much easier.
Our experienced teachers will teach you Dutch in small groups using interactive methods. You will learn the language, overcome language barriers and communicate more effectively in Dutch. Your quality of life in the Netherlands and Belgium will improve, as will your job opportunities.

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