Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Afrikaans! Nelson Mandela could speak it. Watch the first 45 seconds of this video and test your listening skills.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Last week I taught my students the names of body parts in English and I realized how ofter we actually use it to NOT describe our body.
Body language

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Don't think I'm stupid because I talk funny - me

Actually, I can speak very well, just not with the same fluency and rhythm that you are accustomed to - me 
My brother built this treehouse bed for his daugter, I think it's awesome!
Learn how to say it in Afrikaans.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Don't get stuck if you don't know a word.

When learning a new language you need to be brave when talking and willing to get your point across by using what you know. Today I didn't know how to say "octopus" in Chinese, so I said "That animal in the sea with a squishy squishy skin and eight legs" they understood immediately, we all giggled, they told me the right word and we continued our conversation. ~ have patience and never give up!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Heisuniverse.com just passed 2000 unique viewers for the month, a new record!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I just backed a Kickstarter project! I hope my websites will someday be this successful. http://t.co/Ul2dFHsUUf

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thank you for thanking me

Over the last few days I've had quite a few people thanking me for my websites and that they are really helpful in learning Afrikaans and Mandarin. Receiving letters like these really makes my day and motivates me to improve and expand my sites. I've also had an Afrikaans teacher who pointed out a few mistakes in my lessons for which I am also grateful. I welcome any feedback, good or bad, or just a quick hello! Use the comments section below or the feedback forms on my websites. ~ H

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Finally getting the time to experiment with css sheets (ways to make my website cooler!).
Check out this test site for the Afrikaans lessons with drop-down lessons.
Drop it down!
Like it?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Checking out my website in 3D..cool!
With the typhoon coming I have some free time to work on my website(s). Added the new yahoo webplayer as the previous one was suddenly made obsolete. Updated all the Afrikaans lessons by removing the side bars and adding links to the top of the page just below the main banner. Hope you like the new designs, let me know. Peace

In the meanwhile take a look at this...

From the movies Tangled and Avengers...I like to spot things like these.