R2E's Teaching Team

Right2Education's classes are taught by a team of volunteer teachers. Many of these are students from Amsterdam universities.


Teachers work in pairs, with a class of maximum 25 students. Together they plan and run the classes, with the help of trainers and our Teacher Coordinators.

The teaching semester is 16 weeks, from September to December, or February to May.

Classes are twice a week, each three hours.


Teacher-training is run by professors specialising in education or languages, from some of our university partners.


"Participating in the Right2Education project has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding things I have done so far here at AUC. Admittedly, initial conversation was occasionally quite hard. But as the weeks passed by, my fellow buddies and I overcame the barriers between the guest students and us, and realized more and more how truly unique this exchange was between these young men and women, who come from regions torn apart by war, conflict and poverty to a degree that is unfamiliar to us, privileged Westerners. What I ultimately found the most valuable was their improvements over time: seeing the smiles growing, the conversations lengthening, and the Dutch eclipsing that of most of AUC's foreign students... all of this I doubt I will ever forget."
Dutch Teacher
"I'm really glad that I was a part of this project. I loved to be able to teach these guest students my language and see them study motivatedly and progress well in the classes. But it was so much more than that; they became my friends too. As this project is not only focused on teaching the students Dutch but also to help them integrate, there were buddies involved that showed the students around and spent some leisure time with them. The best part was, friends of mine were buddies with my students so we had dinner together a couple of times and that was a lot of fun."
Dutch Teacher
"Being a teacher at Right2Education has been a very enjoyable experience for me. Knowing that many refugees have not received a warm welcome from everyone in the Netherlands, it is nice to do something for them to make them know that they are wanted, and that a lot of people are willing to help them. I believe that learning the language is key in the integration process. Not only because it improves communication, but also because it signals the will to integrate and to learn about the host culture."
English Teacher

Interested in Becoming a Dutch/English Teacher?

Applications for Spring semester teaching (February to May) typically open in November. For Fall semester (September to December) applications typically open in May. We ask you to submit a CV and a short motivation letter. More information is available at these times, but feel free to email us anyway. 

Experience is not always needed. You do not need to have completed any professional experience, but any work in languages, NGOs, teaching, tutoring, or education can be helpful. We consider every application on a case-by-case basis. 

Classes are three hours long, twice a week. Alongside this, there is around 2-4 hours of preparation for classes. We have many of our own lectures from previous semesters which you can use if you want to spend less time planning, or you are free to plan your own lecturers and activities. 

Our teaching positions are all voluntary (unpaid) but some of our teachers are doing a course/university degree that includes an internship or volunteering project. Where necessary, we fill in all the supervisor forms for these. For students at Amsterdam University College, course credits can be gained as an Community Project/Internship.

No, we consider all applications on a case-by-case basis. We also especially welcome applications from people with a refugee background.

We also have a system of ‘floating teachers’ who stand in when others are unavailable. The floating teachers also work on extra academic projects, such as academic resources. If you have ideas for extra academic projects or resources please contact us.

We are always happy to have extra input on teacher-training, or for volunteers to run workshops and training sessions for our teachers. If this is something you would be interested in, please contact us.

Contact our Teacher and Academic Coordinators