English as a second language.

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Why is it important to speak English fluently?

Why is it important to have English as a second language?

According to the linguist and academic David Crystal, English has become a global language and it is so widely established that it is no longer thought of as simply owned by a single nation. Consequently, learning English has become crucial to access knowledge and qualifications in order to give to your future career a global political and economic voice.

We intend to provide you with online English courses, easy to access and conveniently taught from the comfort of your home.

When mastering the language, not only you will be able to access original books, articles, and university courses but also will you build up your foundation to open opportunities for yourself in the international market.

No matter what profession you choose, your Curriculum Vitae will have to have some form of a certificate to demonstrate your knowledge worldwide. If you decide to work for a corporation, for example, you will soon find taking video calls in English. You will definitely want to speak English to contribute to your team, which may span the globe.

My Background

If you don’t speak English yet, I know exactly how you feel because I was once in your shoes: I could not communicate as easily as my mother tongue.

However, I took an English course in my hometown and after 3 years I went to London to study English abroad.

Now, I always encourage my students to take the chance to go abroad and study. It gives you the a chance to get more experience with the language as well as build confidence and gain beautiful life experiences. I usually recommend that you reach the minimum level of B1 to study abroad to get the most out of it.

I started out as an English teacher when I was at university which then surprisingly turned into one of my passions and then a full career. Helping people to achieve fluency has become my life. More recently, I have now extended my teaching into online English courses, enabling me to help even more students.

How I can help

No matter what is stopping you from learning English, I will help you throughout your journey. I have been an English teacher for 26 years, and in the last 10 years I have been teaching both online English courses and in face-to-face lessons. I am highly qualified with a diploma in arts, pedagogy and English. I am also certified by Cambridge University to teach adults worldwide with CELTA.

Below is a checklist of courses you can choose to study with me.

  • Elementary
  • Pre-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Business
  • TOELF preparatory  course
  • FCE preparatory course
  • IELTS preparatory course
  • Reading Courses
  • Conversational
  • Conference Calls
  • Presentations

All the courses are based on the Common European Framework of References for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment. The document provides a common basis for curriculum development, syllabuses and examinations for all the of work for the past 10 years. All material used in any of my courses takes into consideration the three big levels defined  by the CEFRL. The learner goes from a basic user to a proficient one with understanding, speaking and writing as well as interacting with people.

The Plan

In order to know your needs, level, and goals, we must first have an informal conversation about your reasons to study English and preferences. We then carry out a placement test. After that, I will be able to place you in the correct group according to your goals, level, and timetable.

The most important starting point is your motivation to learn.

The second is to spare some time from your routine to experience the language doing things you enjoy such as reading, listening to music, playing games or watching films.

Whatever you like doing in your own language,  together we will find a way to replicate it with our online English courses so that you enjoy it as well.

Let’s get started, shall we?

If you would like to know more about the course please contact Sandra using the email below.

prof-sandra@uol.com.br

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