My name is Janneke. I’m from Cape Town, South Africa. I have 9 years' teaching experience, working with all ages from 3-year-olds to 60-year-olds.
I am a kind, energetic individual with a positive attitude. I make meaningful connections with my students as I believe it's so important to take an interest in the things my students love, such as their families, careers, hobbies etc. I work toward getting to know my students on a personal level so that a genuine friendship is created and we enjoy working together.
Teaching has always been a passion of mine. There's nothing more rewarding than watching my students make progress. Teaching allows me to work on hearts and minds, to guide people in becoming empowered, engaged, creative, liberated human beings. I love inspiring people and helping people learn more.
In my free time, my son and I go to the beach while my husband surfs. I can’t surf waves, but I enjoy surfing the web, watching movies, photography and doing yoga. I love to travel and meet people from different countries. I feel very passionate about the environment and protecting our oceans.
My teaching career started in Taiwan in 2009. I taught a wide range of ages, from three-year-olds in kindergarten to 50+ year old engineers in my Business English and Conversational English classes. After teaching abroad for three years, I returned to South Africa and continued with my teaching career here in Cape Town. I thoroughly enjoy teaching people from all over the world in my virtual classroom. I am very appreciative of the different cultures and customs of people and I enjoy learning more about my students and their countries too.
I teach the following courses:
- Learning English for General Purposes
- Conversational English
- Job Interviews
- English for Children
I am a qualified primary school teacher and I have a Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
I thrive on creating a structured and vibrant learning environment for my students. My goal is to have my students interact confidently in each lesson in order for their speaking skills to improve. I value making a connection with each of my students. I enjoy seeing my students feel inspired, challenged and stimulated. How they feel successful, discover new horizons watch themselves make progress...
I take great satisfaction in the fact that I've been successful in helping even the weakest students to speak English and dramatically improve the level of many of those I've taught.
I always create a friendly, supportive atmosphere in my classroom. It's a place where you can relax, smile and have fun with me. I believe the best approach to language learning is to speak from day one.
I look forward to working with you and help you start speaking English with me, from day one, with confidence! Can't wait to meet you and begin our journey together.