Luan is a Language Practitioner (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2001) and has been working in the language industry for the past twelve years, starting as a researcher at a publishing firm, then as a copywriter at a finance company.
In 2008 she decided to take her passion for the English Language into the classroom, got TEFL and CELTA certified and has not looked back since.
“There are three elements to a successful lesson:
- Respect in the classroom. Don’t merely tolerate cultural differences, embrace them. They create diversity in the classroom.
- A passionate teacher creates a positive atmosphere in the classroom. Every lesson needs to be constructed to suit the needs of individuals and not a homogenous cell.
- Have fun. Take some time to learn from your students – it’s a win win situation.”
Luan joined Cape Studies in 2014 and this is what she has to say about it:
“What I love about Cape Studies is the fact that learners are recognized as individuals. The classrooms are smaller and the teacher is fully able to connect with students, identify needs and address accordingly. This creates an environment conducive to learning, having fun and exchanging invaluable cultural information”.