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Jeanny van Melsen


Working with us since 2020

Specialties: A1-B1

Hello, my name is Jeanny van Melsen and I started at Learn Dutch in Maastricht in 2020.


I was born in Valkenburg a/d Geul and now live in a tiny village closeby Valkenburg. I appreciate the peace and quiet of the village and the beautiful nature surrounding it. I also live in Montreal, Canada for a couple of years.

Like all teachers at Learn Dutch in Maastricht, I find it very interesting to meet people from all around the world and to help them learn my native language.


I have worked in primary schools for most of my professional career and have worked with Dutch learning adults in the past few years. First as a taalcoach for Vluchtelingenwerk, helping a Syrian family. Later also as a volunteer at the Taalcafé at Centre Ceramique. People from all around the world come to the Taalcafé to practice their Dutch with native speakers. As a volunteer, I found it very rewarding helping learners to master the Dutch language.


I received professional training at Berlitz, where I also still work as a freelancer. I really enjoy working at Learn Dutch in Maastricht. I especially enjoy the small group size at this school, which ensures good vibes, enough personal attention for everybody and a great connection among students and teachers. I’m looking forward to meet you!

Jeanny van Melsen

What our students say

  • I just completed my A1 course and I must thank my “docent Jeanny “ for keeping me motivated! She has such an easy way of explaining and allowing you to feel confident in speaking this “ moeilijke taal “ out loud !

  • What a wonderful first step into learning Dutch. I appreciate the patience, kindness and sense of humor from our teacher.

  • Jeanny's very patient and makes sure that everyone participate on the exercices, so we all can practice.

  • Shes great teacher, very calm. Perfect teacher for beginners

  • Jeanny is a very good teacher, takes lessons not fast and not slow, at the right rytme so we can actually learn things, and makes good exercises in class so we can not only learn but also practice what we have learnd.

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