I have been working with Shiko for the past few months. He wanted to improve his Dutch because he works for a company with many Dutch speaking colleagues. Shiko noticed that his colleagues did speak English with him. But that they spoke Dutch among themselves and then he couldn’t follow the conversation. Shiko’s goal was to learn the language as soon as possible. In this way, he wanted to feel at home in his new workplace quickly. We met for 10 weeks twice a week via Skype. Last week I got a message from him and he told me that he got a lot of compliments from people about his improvement. This made him feel more comfortable to talk more not just in a work environment but even more in social interacting. He became more confident to talk and engage in conversations and understand more of the conversations around him. Messages like these make me enormously proud of my students and give me a lot of positive energy! There is room again for new students who want to have positive experiences in learning the Dutch language.