My name is Petru and I am a native Afrikaans speaker. I am fluent in English as well.
I studied Education (B.Ed Foundation Phase) at the North West University and graduated in 2011. I have been teaching Afrikaans as a First Additional Language since 2012 and have classroom experience teaching Grades 3 - 10. I also do private tutoring where I have experience teaching to Grade 11 and 12 as well. I had the privilege of teaching Year 1 in Thailand where I taught in English.
Having taught a first additional language for so many years, I understand the frustration in "not getting it right". Students often mispronounce sounds and this can leave them frustrated. In Afrikaans, the sounds are the most important aspect of speaking the language and I like to spend a lot of time on this. I repeat often and try to speak as slowly as possible. In the end, I just want my students to love the language as it is quite unique!