Janka Steenkamp

English Literature, Edge Writing, Public Speaking, Drama (IB)

Janka’s literary passion and irresistable energy delight her students into discovering the infinite possibilities of the English language for themselves.

After attending high school at Island School here in HK, Janka went on to earn her B.A. in English and Drama and M.A. in English at the University of Stellenbosch. She is also a certified high school teacher having earned a Postgraduate Certificate of Education at the University of Pretoria.

Janka has 5 years of teaching experience including all of the following:

  • English Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • Essay Writing
  • Classics
  • Film Studies

Janka’s combined background in Literature and Drama makes her an excellent choice for Literary Studies (especially poetry) as well as for helping students with oral presentations and public speaking.

 Janka has published both poetry and articles in various publications. She is particularly fond of the word art involved in hip-hop music and rap, but she also enjoys more traditional works such as The Mikado (in which she has performed, as well as in a host of other plays).

Janka’s approach to literature is systematic but infused with her enthusiastic love of poetic language. She is eager to share her passion with students, but she also has a disciplinarian streak that will keep kids in line.