All our teachers at our language school

in Durban are native-speakers, experienced and  regularly brought up to date with the latest developments in teaching


Italian teacher

Giulia holds a Master degree in Italian language pedagogy and has extensive experience in teaching Italian as a foreign language in a third-level Anglophone environment. She received a Masters in “Italian language pedagogy as a second language (L2)” from the Università di Padova in 2009. Prior to her postgraduate studies, she obtained a degree in Italian Literature and Language – with a specialisation in Italian literature and theatre from the faculty of Letters and Philosophy of Università degli Studi di Milano in 2007.


Italian teacher

Clara is from Milan and he has a degree in Foreign Modern Languages and Literatures. She has a wide experience of teaching Italian in many different fields, including business, historical, fashion. Clara is also an interviewer for many of the PLIDA Assessment UKZN. qui.


Italian teacher

Enrico has been teaching Italian to foreigners since 2014. He has earned a Bachelor Degree in Foreign Languages and a Master Degree in Italian teaching for foreigneres (both with honor)  from University from foreigners in Perugia in 2017.

Enrico has lived in different countries and he speaks English, Spanish, French fluently and he is very passionate about Japanese culture.


Italian teacher

Giordana earned a Master’s Degree in Modern Italian Literature from Università di Bologna in 1999 and achieved her status of qualified teacher of Italian for foreigners  (CEDILS) from Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia in 2006.  She is a scout leader, she loves nature and adventure

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IsiZulu Teacher

Lubabalo Mahlombe was born and raised in KwaZulu Natal. and has a bachelors degree in Linguistics and Translation studies‎ from UKZN, as well as a CELTA (English teaching certificate). He has been teaching Zulu and English for the past 3 years and he has experience in having Zulu lessons in groups, one on one lessons, and Skype lessons.


Afrikaans Teacher

I have a Primary Teachers Certificate, Primary Teachers Diploma and also a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  At UNISA I was awarded the Rapport Bursary for excelling in an Afrikaans Course to assist learners experiencing difficulty with learning Afrikaans. This enabled me to teach Afrikaans as a First Additional Language for the past 35 years knowing where and what the pitfalls are. With this I have been able to motivate learners to love the language, speak it and then write it. The results were rewarding.  I have also recently taught foreigners, via Skype, Afrikaans. And I am now currently involved in the Afrikaans Boot Camp programme.

Thara Devi

Hindi teacher

Thara holds a Bachelor of Arts from the UKZN and several specializations obtained becoming a vedic priest in 2002. She also holds a degree inher Holy Scipture from the Educational Institute Dharma Bhooshan in Mauritius.


Arabic teacher

Mina is an Arabic native speaker and she studied American-English and English as majors at Human Science University in Morocco. She speaks English and French fluently and she is currently busy in the translation field. 


Hebrew teacher

Hani can boast sound experience in teaching Hebrew to students of all age and level. She can fluently speak Hebrew, English and Hungarian.

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Portuguese / English teacher

Judite was born to a Portuguese father and she has lived in Portugal for seven years, teaching English to students of every age and level thanks to her CELTA qualification. Judite who speaks 3 languages including English, Portuguese and Afrikaans studied Business Managment and Administration at Varsity College University. Over and above teaching the Portuguese language, Judite can also provide an insight into the Portuguese culture and interesting background to the language.UKZN. qui.


Portuguese teacher

Carine was born to a Brazilian mother and she has lived in Brazil for most of her life. She has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. Carine was born to a Brazilian mother and she has lived in Brazil for most of her life. She has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communication- Journalism and she holds a MBA in Economics and Financial Information. Carine is very passionate about languages and she speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish fluently. Over and above teaching the Portuguese language, Carine can also provide an insight into the brazilian culture and interesting background to the language.


Chinese teacher

Linlin LIU was born in Hebei province, which is very near to Beijing. Her education background is TCFL (Teaching Chinese for Foreigners as the second Language) with more than 6-year relevant study and work experience, and received a Chinese Teaching Certificate on 2016. During her postgraduate degree study, she has gained rich Mandarin teaching experience by teaching international students from different countries, such as America, Poland, England, Australia and many African countries as well. Currently, she is one of Mandarin Teachers based on the Confucius Institute at Durban University of Technology.


Russian teacher

Rimma got a Diploma as a Primary school teacher and a teacher of Russian as a second language. She has worked in several schools in Kyrgyzstan including a Waldorf school. She is a certified Waldorf educator. She has been working at Dante since 2015 teaching Russian both as a second language and to children of Russian speaking families


German teacher

Rolf is a German-born business person, who teaches German since 2003. He is registered with Goethe Institut as DaF teacher (Deutsch als Fremdsprache). Other than that he started companies, managed and manages companies in Germany and South Africa, as well as managing turnaround assignments. Rolf is an accredited mediator (SA. UK), has a postgraduate diploma in conflict management, -resolution, dispute handling, -settlement and negotiation from Stellenbosch University, and a BSc/BCom equivalent from Goethe University in Germany.


English teacher

Dasodha uses her training and experience in Education, Business and Coaching to help students gain confidence in the use of English to enhance the personal and business spheres of their lives. With over 20 years of experience, a degree major in English, honours in Education and several internationally recognised coaching qualifications, she is more than adequate in providing for your language needs.


Dutch teacher

Anniek is a passionate world traveller and a professional coach, recently she attended "Teach the teacher" course. She can fluently speak Dutch and English and she knows a bit of French and German.

Saera Takahashi

Japanese teacher

Saera has always been interested in languages and linguistics since she lived in Italy during her university studies. She fluently speaks Japanese, English and Italian. She has a broad and extensive experience as a translator, teacher and tour guide. She will confidently guide you through this unique and fascinating language. So if you are a Japanese enthusiast who wants to be able to enjoy anime and Japanese movies to the fullest, Saera is the right teacher for you. .  nd


Turkish teacher

Cigdem has earned her Bachelor's Degree of Interior Architecture at University of Akdeniz Antayala in Ankara. Cigdem has always been interested in foreign languages since she moved to Germany as an exchange student in 2006 and currently she is deepening her passion dealing with translation/ interpretation field. 

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