Our Homestay Teachers
Lets have a closer look at our Host Tutors
South African English Homestays offers you the best quality language teaching with our friendly and welcoming tutors. Their creativity and contagious positive attitude along with years of experience in teaching and hosting is what students appreciate most. Our host families will make sure that every day of your stay is filled with exciting activities and lessons that will improve your English in a very effective way…
Marike has recently moved to the stunning countryside of Stellenbosch. Best of all she has moved to a wonderful community centred around an old farmhouse, renovated for sustainable living. If you are interested in English and conservation, then Marike should be your first point of call. Also there is the possibility of helping on the Community Farm as well as in the Nursery should you wish. Her students often return to her and the results made over a short period of time are amazing.
Carey Ann is a Brit but has been in South Africa for twenty years. She now considers it her home. She has a background in both teaching and training as well as Media and organises modern lessons where the student can participate and see real progress. She encourages her students to do an On Line Blog and fill it with their daily activities and lots of photographs. Its also a great way for the folks back home to see what is happening. If you also enjoy photography then you won’t be disappointed as many Cape animals live in the area so don’t be surprised to come across a Baboon or a Penguin as both have made this stunning area their home.
Derek and Claudette
Derek and Claudette Helberg are a mature married couple. Their children are grown up and left home. Derek is retired, loves cooking, woodwork, photography, social media and doing a barbecue. Claudette is an experienced and qualified teacher, mentor and facilitator
John, born in London, emigrated to S.A. in 1971 and is a mature, semi-retired Financial Director/Dep. M.D./Businessman with MBA, and FCMA degrees and a TESOL teaching certificate who took up teaching English as a second language 4 years ago. He then spent 2.5 years teaching in Moscow and currently teaches via Skype and also hosts.
Nicolette and David
Nicolette and David are both well travelled around the world. Nicolette has over 10 years in experience in teaching English. David is a professional photographer who also studies Wild Life and has set up a charity helping educate people in Namibia.
Francois and Mimmie
We have five grown-up children. Three of our children are married and we are blessed with having five grandchildren. Four children live in South Africa and one of our sons lives in Shanghai, China.
I am a relaxed, mature single woman, who for the past 14 years has successfully guided more than 100 students through the Cambridge Education System through my facilitation centre. I believe in firm boundaries within a loving, nurturing environment, which has helped my students excel and prepare for the next phase in their education.
Jeanette lives in Fish Hoek and her daughter and family visit often and Jeanette will invite you to spend time with them as well, especially weekends when they go out and visit local attractions. She lives in the Fish Hoek area which is right on the beach (ideal for surfing) and also has a good variety of shops. Fish Hoek is also close to many of the other beautiful areas of Noordhoek and Simons Town as well as a short drive to Cape Point.
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.
I am also an environmental educator. I gained my Masters in Education (Environmental) from Rhodes University in 2003. I presently work as a copywriter in the cannabis industry.
I recently completed my Level 4 Certificate in Early Childhood Development to enrich my life and to be able to teach young children.
I am very sociable and well travelled. My adult children visit often with their friends. I like to explore the arts and take in many concerts and exhibitions that are on show in Cape Town. My English is always tailor made to suit the student and I am happy with young learners or adults from beginner to advanced.