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Michel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2004

Effective communication skills speak of education, intelligence and deep forward-thinking. Mastering additional languages opens doors, reveals opportunities and opens your eyes to different cultures, people and ideas. What an additional language will do for you cannot be contained in just a few words as it will help shape your future, your life.

I was twelve years old when we moved from Europe to South Africa. I was completely immersed in this new world, this new language. Three months later, I could confidently speak English with my peers, my teachers and my friends on the farm. Now, forty years later, I speak five languages, three of them professionally and two with some degree of effectivity.

I started teaching French part-time in South Africa in 2004 and English in Lithuania in 2012. My students varied in ages from 4 years old to adults of all ages. With a Bachelor’s degree in English language behind me, perhaps I should have taught English throughout my adult life however the magnetic pull of business drew me in and my language skills certainly went a long way in opening doors of opportunity for me in America and around the world as I travelled, giving seminars, teaching about art and artists.

Now, semi-retired, I want to help others achieve their dreams by inciting in them a love for language and an understanding of what this new language can do for them. The world needs people with good vocabulary and impressive inter-personal, conversation skills.
My lessons are usually either sixty or ninety minutes long, depending on the individual student’s needs and availability however the introductory lesson needs only thirty minutes as this will suffice in helping me determine where you are at in your development of the language. Armed with this knowledge, I will then craft a course individually suited to your needs.

As individually crafted lessons take a long time to prepare, please understand that I can only do this for a limited amount of students so I may need to curtail the number of students attending my classes.

Michel Baert

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Education

Bachelor of Arts - English Language
Jan 1987 - Dec 1989
UCT

Languages

Afrikaans
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Dutch
Limited Proficiency
Flemish
Limited Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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