I always wanted to be a teacher but somehow it just never worked out that way. I think the reason that two of our children are school teachers might stem from this longing that they picked up from their mother! Well two years ago, at fifty something, I bravely decided to do the TEFL course (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). I loved every minute of it and started teaching at a school for English soon after the practical. After a bad fall and dislocating my arm I stopped for a while. This year I thought to myself that if I have the tools to teach English as a foreign language, then surely I can teach Afrikaans (my home language) as a second language? I have since started teaching a little boy who is struggling with Afrikaans. I am pleased to say that he is doing really well and becoming far more confident with speaking and writing Afrikaans! I have been looking forward to these afternoon lessons with James and I am keen to take on more students.
Who would have thought that after all these years my dream would have come true?