Meet Our Teachers

Our teachers are always encouraging, cheerful and friendly. When students come to Active English, they learn in an atmosphere of "positive" unpredictability" where the walls expand, the ceiling lifts, differences begin to dissolve and a tremendous sense of 'mental mobility' abounds. Risks become adventures, and even the most timid students may answer questions or surprise everyone by revealing hidden talents. Outrageous streaks of genius emerge without self-consciousness, and the students become receptive to exploring new possibilities. Our aim is to promote learning as a joyous experience!

Antionette Slabbert


It's easy to sell franchises but the secret is selling to the RIGHT people.
Meet the Active English team, each one dedicated with a passion for teaching creatively.
Only the best is good enough for your child!

We offer Active English / Active Maths/ Active Afrikaans and Science Club every Friday is not to be missed!

Cally Fletcher


Franchisee Cally is dedicated and always brings her A game to every class! She runs a very successful franchise in the small but definitely not sleepy town of Kroonstad. In her first year of operation she was teaching 20 little ones, by year two there were 70 pre-schoolers. Today she teaches 160. She also teaches Grade 1-7’s in the afternoons. Her best compliment: “In our Grade 1 class we recently discussed what the children would like to become when they grow up. One of the little girls (who has been doing Active English since she was 3 said she wanted to become an English Teacher just like me!! She was so genuine and I felt really touched.
Why does Cally enjoy teaching?: “I find I am constantly learning from the children. I love their infectious enthusiasm, especially the little ones. One day is never the same as the next.”

Christine Miranda


Christine is a dedicated teacher at Active English. . She loves using the Active English methodology as it encompasses so many things, she says. Children are allowed to express themselves differently as opposed to the normal classroom environment. She has seen shy children, push their self-imposed boundaries aside as they develop into confident, spontaneous children.
She puts so much creativity into her lessons, ingenious methods that will have her students spelling and reading fluently in no time.

Christine offers lessons to Grade 1 - 7 students.

Estelle Kirkwood


Fun-loving Estelle is experienced with dealing with children and her mission in life is to make every lesson exciting!
Children who start at a young age definitely have an advantage over their peers with both English and Maths.
She offers English lessons to pre-school children, Grade 1-7, and Maths pre-school.

Jenny Van Dam


The owner of Active English Maths and Ingenio Private Academy, Jenny has the most enthusiastic teachers who want to foster a love for Maths from an early age!
Through fun and practical application, we develop number sense and problem-solving skills.
One can clearly see the difference between a child who has had Active Maths in GrR - THEY ARE WAY AHEAD!

Natasha Menino Costa


Natasha has been a successful franchisee for 13 years. She is exceptionally hard-working and dedicated to bringing out the best in each and every child.
If want only the best for your child then make sure that you contact her today.

Paulette Van Zyl


Kind-hearted teacher Paulette encourages and shapes every child to be the best that they can be. Young children absorb language like sponges.
Good language skills equal good job opportunities one day.

Taryn Lawrence


Taryn joined the Active English team in 2006 - she has been a franchisee for 15 years!! There is one word for her 'amazing!'
Her experience and enthusiasm for teaching English ensure that her classes are usually fully booked, so contact her today.

Our teaching methods help to:

  • Maintain a high attention level
  • Relieve physical and mental stress
  • Build rapport
  • Enhance self-esteem
  • Promote divergent thinking
  • Increase self confidence to speak English
  • Bring new insights
  • Allow for a new, fun way of learning