From South AfricaLiving in Metsimaholo, South Africa (23:05 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Oct 25, 2021
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I am an English Speaking South African lady. I speak two other languages, Afrikaans and French . I currently work as a video editor and voice-over artist. My hobbies include among other things, reading, outdoor life, watching movies, baking and staying current with global news and current affairs. I really enjoy meeting new people especially from different walks of life and different cultures. I am presently studying in my spare time to get my certification as a TEFL teacher.
Me as a Teacher
I am really passionate about teaching people. When teaching English as a second language, you need to have a lot of patience and make the lessons fun and interactive. In my lessons I try to breakaway from the traditional monotonous classroom style setting of being taught.
I bring enthusiasm and passion when dealing with young learners (level A2 and above) and adults who need to learn English whether it be for day to day conversations or even for business purposes. I adapt my lessons to suit each students specific needs, age group, or English ability.
My lessons & teaching style
The most important need of any student, is the need to put into practice all the rules of grammar and vocabulary that they have been taught and the only way to do this is to speak as often as possible. So by using broader topics outside of the traditional ESL (English Second Language) classroom topics, I bring in extra vocabulary, phrasal verbs and idioms relevant to the particular theme, thereby making it easier to understand, within the proper context, and by so doing enhancing the students ability to speak English more naturally. I also help students prepare for their IELTS tests. Lessons are adapted to the students particular needs, to make it as easy and as natural to understand.
My teaching material
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161 lessons completed
Conversational English, with Adults and Young Learners , basic grammar rules, vocabulary, reading, comprehension and writing skills.
A2 - C1General3,416 lessons completed
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20 English lessons
I really enjoy every lessons with you!
I love the way we communicated and the topics we talked about, which were new and inspiring.
I do appreciate your passion for every students, and what you share with me(your unique ideas come from your life, which are awesome and provide me with brand new perspective towards world).
Today we chatted a lot, from the glowing plants to the prefer question. I am fond of your wise opinions, which are wise and heartwarming.
Specifically for the last question, would you prefer to be an actor or a sporter. Not only did I learn more vocabularies and idioms to describe the short life of sport career, but I also was inspired by what you said. We should never look down on ourselves ,even though it is hard sometime. And we should not be too stressful, nervous or sad about our body, ourselves.
Thank a lot, Rita. As for me, you are more than my English teacher. I love your smile ,BTW.
Aug 16, 2023
57 English lessons
Thank you, Rita, for delivering an exceptional spoken English lesson. Your expertise and guidance have been invaluable in improving my language skills. Your approach to teaching is commendable, and I appreciate the effort you put into making every class engaging and informative. Your dedication to your craft is truly inspiring, and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from you. Once again, thank you for your wonderful contribution to my learning journey.
May 25, 2023
1 English lesson
I loved the lesson with Rita, I confess that I was very nervous about it (never had lessons in English) but she was so lovely and nice that in 2 minutes I was relaxed and just talking with so ease. Also, loved how Rita showed up with a lot of topics about things that I have an interest, that is what makes the lesson so funny and casual.
Jun 11, 2022
2 English lessons
Rita is an amazing teacher, I felt confident and comfortable. She has a great personality.
Dec 7, 2023
10 English lessons
Rita is very patient, like an elderly friend. I enjoy her English class very much
Nov 27, 2023
54 English lessons
I appreciate very much lessons with Rita. Every time I learn a lot of new material in a very pleasant way.