"Keep going, you're doing a great job!!"
I learned a great deal from you, especially how to write better essays. I feel that you put great effort into our lessons and you found different materials (articles, books, videos) to make them more exciting.
You are very friendly with a good sense of humour and you changed my mood when I wasn't in a good one. I really appreciate your way of teaching and thanks to you I have changed my mind about the English language!!
I would like to thank you and I am glad to have met you because you helped me to improve my English! Keep going! You're doing a great job!!
"My vocabulary has improved and I feel more confident in my English"
After taking my classes with Oana, I feel more confident speaking in English with other people because I believe that my vocabulary has improved.
The articles shared by Oana were very interesting, and I got enough information to discuss during classes with her. She taught me some common expressions and new words with good examples.
I believe that one lesson per week was very suitable for me, giving me time for my job, classes and free time. I believe that she gave me enough material to improve my English. I will probably think about taking classes with her in the future. Thank you, Oana!
"One-to-one tutorials a sheer delight."
Entering our one-to-one tutorials was a sheer delight. You are such a dedicated and smart teacher of language! In a very smooth and respectful way you guided me through the realm of your beautiful language.
We had a jolly good time together.
"Oana Drăgan: a special student on the Dutch for Foreigners course (NT2) "
In the autumn of 2015, Oana attended a 6-month course at the end of which she reached the B1 reference level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Never before had I had a language teacher or interpreter and translator as a student. It was very soon clear that she possessed an exceptional talent not only for the teaching of a foreign language to others, but also to rapidly appropriate a new language to herself.
Oana speaks Dutch calmly and thoughtfully, in a totally understandable manner and almost without a foreign accent. What is outstanding is that her Dutch is not at all mixed with words and phrases from other languages. This is more than sufficient for her to be able to give English lessons or other language courses at different levels to Dutch speakers.
Oana’s Dutch written assignments are a great pleasure to read. They are in fact more like essays. They mirror life experiences, perspective, reflection and a great dose of humour. Her pedagogical skills for the teaching & learning of a foreign language appear here all too obvious.
Finally, having fun while learning is vital. Oana has the ability to create a relaxed and humorous atmosphere, where the learning of a foreign language is made easier for her students.
In short: get in touch with Oana for a language course in the many languages she masters or for interpreting and translation work. She comes highly recommended!
Teacher of Dutch for Foreigners (NT2)
Department of Education
MBO College Hilversum
"Seriousness and commitment"
We collaborated with Ms Oana Drăgan on part of our extensive project involving the translation and publishing of a collection of atlases in Romania. The series included five geographic atlases, two history atlases and one children's atlas of the world.
Ms Drăgan worked on the translation and language editing of the last three atlases in the collection. We were highly satisfied with Ms Drăgan's accuracy, general knowledge and knowledge of languages, with her attention to detail, respect for deadlines, seriousness and commitment to long-term and huge-volume work.
We hope to have the opportunity to work with Ms Drăgan in other future projects involving translations into the Romanian language.
Mondeneuf d.o.o., SLO
"Accurate and professional, in-depth understanding of communication and rhetoric skills"
I cooperated with Ms Oana Drăgan in Sovata (Romania) between 22 – 25 August 2006. We responded to an invitation of Janssen Cilag (division of Johnson & Johnson). Their staff wanted to be trained in rhetoric and communication skills which would be used in their work (how to hold dialogues with doctors).
Ms Oana Drăgan did consecutive translation for four days. Her translation was accurate and professional. Her great contribution to the effective running of the workshop was most evident especially during those modules where linguistic differences between English and Romanian were very clear. She could find the perfect equivalent expressions right away.
To be more precise, our workshop included the contents of Neuro Linguistic Programme which demands a very exact translation and in-depth understanding of communication and rhetoric skills. Ms Oana Drăgan showed her great competences in doing this. Consequently, I realised that I had the opportunity to cooperate with a professional interpreter and therefore I warmly recommend her to anyone in need for translation and interpretation services involving Romanian language.
Tatjana Zidar Gale
NLP Coach, SLO
"We are not all talented for language learning - there are Oana's courses for people like that."
I belong to the older generation. I have always had problems with the learning of languages. Times have changed and I have to use English as the communication language at work more and more frequently. To improve my communication abilities in English I attended many courses without significant progress. Then I found Oanaʼs address on the Internet. Now I attend her classes once a week and my skill in the use of English has significantly improved. Recently I passed the Cambridge University FCE exam.
I recommend Oana's English courses to anybody who needs a patient, considerate teacher with a sensitive approach, who really does her best for her students to succeed.
Evgen Tomazin, SLO