From South AfricaLiving in Cape Town, South Africa (11:14 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Sep 29, 2021
My name is Ian and I am from Cape Town, South Africa. I am a professional language practitioner, with 12 years experience as a copy editor, translator and proofreader. I have a wide range of interests, and enjoy learning about other countries and cultures. I enjoy communicating with people, and it brings me great joy to be of service to others.
Me as a Teacher
I am kind and patient, with a deep understanding of the difficulties that come with learning a new language.
My lessons & teaching style
In my lessons I will mostly focus on conversational English or Afrikaans. I believe that it is vitally important that the student gets as much time as possible to speak English or Afrikaans, and for that reason my role will mostly be to initiate conversation, correct any grammar or pronunciation mistakes, and enhance the student's vocabulary by covering as many topics of discussion as possible.
My teaching material
Articles and news
85 lessons completed
Kom ons praat Afrikaans - Let's speak Afrikaans
A2 - C2Conversation Practice111 lessons completed
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48 English lessons
Ian is a great speaking partner. You always can feel free to express yourself in a safety place. Every lesson is different and interesting in a free style. 100% recommended to increase your speaking confidence. 😉
Oct 12, 2023
13 English lessons
Mr. Smith is very nice, kind and patient😊. He gave me confidence😊, I will definitely keep Mr. Smith as my teacher!
May 11, 2023
28 English lessons
Nice teacher, we talked about many different topic. The time passed away even I didn't notice.thank you so much
Oct 4, 2022
8 English lessons
Ian is friendly and warm to his students,and is really supportive for every question you ask. I’ve got a lot from the lessons!
Nov 30, 2023
30 Afrikaans lessons
Ian, dat was 'n groot les. Baie dankie. Sien jou volgende les.