I offer:
*Private lessons - flexibility - for people who need their own schedule and wish to work at their own pace.
*Semi-private
lessons - great savings and some flexibility - for people who find someone to share their lessons.
*50-minute lessons online.
*Varied materials: visuals, magazines, the internet, books, worksheets, etc.
*Dynamic, informal lessons, with lots of student participation.

*Translations and essay checking: Portuguese/English, English/Portuguese and French/Portuguese.

Learning European Portuguese

Long time, no post!

If you are learning to write European Portuguese and need some basic grammar rules, this site may interest you. It's called Portuguese Learning.

Até à próxima.

Basic European Portuguese on YouTube

I am as busy as ever but I found an interesting set of videos today and thought I should share them with you.

Have a look for yourself at the first video in the series.

Enjoy!

If you're serious about learning Portuguese, consider trying my online lessons and contact me.

Portuguese for beginners - lesson 1

Due to my heavy work schedule, I am posting less frequently on this blog.

For those wishing to learn Portuguese, here is an interesting video lesson for beginners.



Tips to improve your English spelling

For students learning English as a second language, spelling correctly is hard to master because for every spelling rule there are so many exceptions! Even native speakers have trouble writing words correctly!

If you are trying to improve your spelling, here is an interesting post:


Giving basic information about yourself

Sou portuguesa. Falo português, inglês e francês. Fala português?

If you are a beginner and don't know what I have written above, try this lesson from the BBC.

It will teach you basic expressions to talk about your nationality, where you are from, where you live and what you do.



Tips to improve your English grammar

As a teacher of English to mainly Portuguese students, I naturally come across grammar mistakes in written work every day. 
Now that I've been reading a lot on the Internet, I have seen recurring mistakes there, too. Here are a few:
  • your/you're
  • its/it's
  • there/their/they're
  • affect/effect
These are very common and probably due to the author being in a rush because the differences between them are quite easy to understand.

If you realise that you could be making these mistakes, I suggest you read 5 common mistakes that make you look dumb, which has good, clear explanations.


If English is not your mother tongue and you're serious about improving it, consider trying my online lessons and contact me.



Basic Portuguese - Introductions

Today the link to the BBC Languages page takes you through introductions (formal and informal) in basic Portuguese.

Enjoy!

If you're serious about learning Portuguese, consider trying my online lessons and contact me.

Basic Portuguese - Greetings

If you've ever tried to find free online Portuguese lessons, you'll know that there's quite a lot out there but it's not always easy to find high quality sites that offer the material you need.
Today I am going to give you the link to a great BBC Languages page where you can learn some basic Portuguese greetings. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/portuguese/talk/greetings/index.shtml
This is really good, because it has up-to-date videos, clear explanations, key language, listen and practice exercises, a quiz and cultural notes!

Enjoy!

If you're serious about learning Portuguese, consider trying my online lessons and contact me.

Improve your communication skills

Taking classes at a Language School is the most common way to learn a foreign language. However, you may have difficulty in getting to those classes or their schedule may not fit in with yours or the lessons may not be suited to your particular needs.

With my online lessons you will learn with a native speaker and have one-to-one lessons tailored to your needs, wherever you are and at times convenient to you. I teach British English and European Portuguese online, using free video-conferencing software, such as Skype


Interested? Read more and contact me.