From South AfricaLiving in Other, South Africa (00:57 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Nov 12, 2022
Hello Everyone! I am Sonique. I am from the Western Cape in the sunny South Africa. I will start studying in 2023 to earn my bachelor's degree in Tourism Management from Oxbridge Academy and my finale year at the University of South Africa. I have a neutral South African accent. I also have a 180hr TEFL certificate. I love going to the ocean and listen to the waves. I love looking after all my animals. I listen to a lot of music and have been recently listening to a lot of pop, kpop and now rock. A hobbie I really want to start doing is astrophotography, since I love learning about space and what might be up there.
Me as a Teacher
I went from having English as my mother tongue at 8 changing to Afrikaans due to my town not having a English school. I could only speak Afrikaans, but not write or read. So I understand that learning a language can be hard. Therefore, I am patient and understanding of the struggles. I will bring positive attitudes to my classes. My classes will be fun and engaging. My goal for my students are to be comfortable and motivated in their learning journey.
My lessons & teaching style
My lessons will focus on conversation practice and improving pronunciation. I will correct any errors were needed. We can work on structuring correct sentences. Some lesson may also include focusing on reading comprehension, to be able to understand what you are reading in Afrikaans. We can learn basic words used in everyday life.