Karin Zijlstra is a Dutch Instructor (as a Second Language) and General Coordinator at the Alingua Language School. She is also responsible for the ES Bergen Primary Library.
Karin studied modern languages in France and England. She graduated cum laude with the French maîtrise at Université Stendhal in Grenoble. She also successfully completed the Post-HBO programmes “Primary Education Teacher” and “Dutch as a Second Language Teacher, Adult Education” in the Netherlands.
Because Karin worked and studied abroad for ten years (in Switzerland, Kenya, France and England), she understands like no other what it is like to be in a country where you might not yet have a good command of the language. For her, teaching is much more than language teaching alone. It is a way to contribute to the happiness of people (both children and adults) by familiarizing them in a pleasant way with the language and customs of the country.