I am John, a native New Zealander, living in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands since 1980.
My Dutch partner Gerda coordinates and supervises foster parents and I have two bilingual daughters both working in the west of the Netherlands
My interests include trail running, golf, watching movies and travelling round Europe with Gerda in our caravan.
When I came to the Netherlands in 1979 to get married, I first worked for Philips Information Systems and later as a consultant for Cap Gemini. Since 1991, I have been teaching and coordinating international business programmes at HBO universities in Groningen and Arnhem.
After I retired at the end of 2014, I continued to supervise and assess graduation assignments and coach refugees re-locating in Apeldoorn. Recently I have been teaching conversational English via Talking English.
So if you would like to improve your English to (near) native level, I´m your guy!