How we work

We would like to offer you a personally designed plan to improve your English skills. First of all we request that you complete an online assessment, which will give us an indication of your English level. Then we conduct an interview to determine your verbal level of English. You give us the needed information which allows us to design the course structured to meet your aims.

Native English speaker

I am native English speaker, and have learned how to read write and speak German and Dutch as second and third languages. Therefore I can identify with my participants as I have learned to speak and write in a foreign language. This firsthand experience gives me a realistic perspective in evaluating the abilities of potential participants / students. I am Cambridge CELTA certified.

Communicating to the individual

At English Upside Down we communicate with the individual personally. We motivate English skills and help you conquer individual fears simply by activating your passive English knowledge. As a result, you will speak English with ease in a natural way. When your mind is free of emotional baggage you will then be able to open your mind to the language and enjoy developing your expression.

When you contact us for either individual or group training, following the online assessment, we will interview you in order to determine your current level of spoken English. This is also the moment you will be able to voice your goals; we will then be able to offer you a tailor made plan consisting of group lessons and/or private lessons to fit your needs. Once we have communicated the proposed program and agreed upon it we can begin!

Creating a personal plan

The objective is to create a practical personal plan that will give the participant confidence so that you will accomplish your goals. A personal plan will include listening to, speaking, reading and writing English in a number of practical ways in small groups and/or in individual sessions.

International standards

We work with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which places the level of students anywhere between A1 (starter) and C2 (proficient user). Interested in these levels: check A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.