Radenko Varagić

Head coach Basketball Academy Limburg

I’ve been living in the Netherlands for 7 years already. I work as a basketball coach and my English was quite enough for my business communication. In addition to their own language, the Dutch speak excellent English, so I had no problems in creating contacts outside my work and integrating well into Dutch society. However, having met the condition to obtain Dutch citizenship, I had to mobilize myself to master Dutch and pass all integration exams in a relatively short term (and by my own fault). Since my job involves round-the-clock work, taking a course and attending scheduled lessons was not an option. I started the preparations, but this proved to be very hard until I heard about Sanja Gvozdić. She was recommended to me by a lot of people who had nothing but praise for her Dutch lessons. Suddenly, everything was on the right track. I started working with Sanja on my Dutch at times when it didn’t interfere with my work, sticking to the plan she had worked out for me, which produced impressive results. Sanja’s teaching methodology, her manner of teaching, pedagogical approach, and complete dedication are something that definitely makes her stand out as a teacher and, I can plainly say, as a human. In addition to the knowledge I acquired from her, I have become motivated not only to learn Dutch to pass my exams, but also to keep on learning and improving my Dutch further in the future.

The result of working with Sanja – I passed all of my exams on the first try with very high scores.

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to Sanja. Thank you for your committed work, dedication and, above all, your manner of teaching which, in addition to exceptional ability to share knowledge, is laced with human relationship with students and selfless effort directed towards the mutual goal.

She is truly a teacher found in Goethe’s words

“If you treat an individual as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.”