Cheree from South Africa, but living in Germany!

Hello! Goeie dag! Mholweni! Sawubona! Lumela! Dumêlang!

My name is Cheree and I come from a beautiful country known for its gorgeous scenery, amazing animals, 11 official languages and wonderful people. Any idea which country that might be? Here is a clue…

I am from South Africa! :south_africa:

I have been teaching English as a second language for nine years, both in-person and online. After teaching in South Africa for four years, I decided to pack my bags, head off to the UAE, and take on a new challenge! :palm_tree: My four years spent in the UAE were filled with many wonderful experiences, various cultures, and many different languages. :dromedary_camel:

The UAE also gave me the opportunity to do a bit of traveling and I visited many countries including Tanzania, Thailand, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, USA, Iceland, Germany, France, Turkey, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Italy and many more! :airplane:

Two years ago, I made the big move to Germany, and I now live in Ludwigshafen am Rhein where I teach English online and create helpful classroom resources for teachers. I am also currently a student taking German lessons with Chatterbug! :star_struck:

:yum:Here are 10 fun facts about me:

  1. My biggest (irrational) fear is a pipe! :flushed:

  2. My favorite thing about being a teacher is seeing students succeed and the confidence they gain. :partying_face:

  3. I speak English, Afrikaans, and German. :hear_no_evil:

  4. When I was younger, I wanted to be a cashier because the buttons on the register looked like a whole lot of fun! :crazy_face:

  5. I have a giant sweet tooth and love afternoon tea! :coffee:

  6. My favorite movie is Father of the Bride. :sunglasses:

  7. I am a huge Disney fan and have visited the parks multiple times. :eyes:

  8. My favorite time of year is Christmas. :christmas_tree:

  9. The strangest thing I’ve ever eaten was rotten shark meat: an Icelandic delicacy. :shark:

  10. My hobbies include Irish dancing, gardening, crocheting and anything artsy. :sunflower:

My motto:

When learning a new language, take it slow, break it down, practise, and never forget to breathe!

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Goeie dag, @ChereeKr :blush:

It is a pleasure to meet you! Wow, how cool to have visited so many countries, :open_mouth: which one did you like the most?

Fact number 4 about you is so sweet, hehe :yum: and fact number 9 :grimacing: Oh my! What does shark taste like?

I’m sure you’re going to have fun teaching and our students will enjoy having such a positive tutor like you :blush:.

If anything, don’t hesitate to write us here in the Forum.

Chao :happyllama:!

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Hey Cheree, welkom! So good to see you here :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Hi Sandra!

It is very difficult to choose the country that I liked the most, because every country I have visited has something special about it. Iceland was really fantastic! It was like entering a different world and seeing sights and nature in a way I never thought I ever would!
Regarding the shark meat, the taste is not as bad as the smell, and the texture is quite rubbery.

Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement! :hibiscus:

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Hi Wiebke!
Thanks so much! I look forward to seeing you next week for more German with Wiebke! :yum:

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Welcome to the community.

I wish I could speak Afrikaans. In my opinion one of the most beautiful languages in the world. I always need to think of these two great songs by Heintje:
Suid Afrika ek heb jou lief
Jou hart is weer myne

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What a great profile ! Welcome @ChereeKr! :catbee: :hugs:
I’m totally with you on point number 4: when I came home from school, I used to “scan” all my books and notebooks before putting them in my closet :rofl:
Iceland was also my best trip, we arrived there just before the first French lockdown was announced so we could enjoy the island almost without tourists! :star_struck: The snowy landscapes and the lagoons are the most beautiful and pleasant things I ever experienced :snowflake: :fire:
Enjoy your time tutoring here!!

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Hi Noel!
Thanks so much for your warm welcome!

I have to be honest by telling you that I’ve actually never heard these two songs before! :see_no_evil:
I did take a quick listen though, and they sound like home! :blush:

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Hi Amandine!
Thanks for the warm welcome!
Scanning your school books once you got home sounds brilliant! Why didn’t I ever think of that! :rofl:
You were very lucky to experience Iceland with little to no tourists. Unfortunately, it can become very crowded during peak seasons.
Have a great day! :relaxed:

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Me too :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: See you Tuesday! :eyes: