If you’ve always dreamed of learning European Portuguese but lack speaking practice with a native who is willing to give you regular one-to-one attention, take notes, provide detailed feedback at the end of each session and tell you everything there is to know about Portuguese culture,…I think you’ve just found your sidekick!
As a teacher, I’m all about positivity, having a good laugh and celebrating small victories with the Portuguese language. I’m realistic and honest about what you need to improve, but you’ll never have to worry about getting a bad grade or feel pressured to speak perfectly all the time. My priority is that you feel confident and familiar with Portuguese…the way people actually speak it, not those old-school book versions!
I’m a Cambridge-certified teacher who has more than 2 years of experience teaching English to adults. Now, I’d love to apply everything I’ve learned to helping others fall in love with my mother tongue!
Here’s what you’ll get with my private Portuguese lessons:
- A free trial where we discuss your goals, relationship with the language, motivations and struggles. We’ll settle a schedule and make sure everything is set, so we don’t waste time in our following sessions. If you’re an absolute beginner, this is also where we talk about the basics of the Portuguese language and the European dialect before starting our practice.
- Fun, pure speaking practice where you get time to express yourself. We follow a chunking strategy and improve point by point to avoid overwhelm.
- Teaching that follows your progress and interests: we can always change the course of our lessons, the topics we address or the purpose of our speaking practice if your goal changes. There’s no rush or pressure! You can take it slow if you tend to feel intimidated by speaking.
- Detailed feedback after each session. I write down your accomplishments and what can be improved.