My journey of studying English started when I was 10 years old. But it was the 90s. Precisely: 1985. Back then, there were:
🗩 NO DVDs – then, NO films with subtitles in English
🗩 NO podcasts
🗩 NO YouTube (do you remember the “good old times”? LOL)
I am not nostalgic. I think the present is better than the past and the future will be even better. So, what we do TODAY will interfere in what we accomplish in the future.
Being a kid in the late 80s, early 90s meant you would have a lot of outdoor activities, a strict routine of study and some video games to play at the weekend. So, being a 10-year-old in Brazil, I had never been exposed to the English language except for the video games, some subtitled films and the English classes in a private institution.
I went to English classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2.30 to 4PM. I was so afraid of the classmates and the teacher. I didn’t even know the alphabet! It was hard! SO HARD! Almost to the point of giving up. I was afraid of looking stupid. I was afraid of feeling exposed in class. I was terrified of speaking English. I didn’t have enough vocabulary and had never travelled abroad so WHAT WAS I DOING THERE?
Looking back we can always understand why we took the road we were in. And NOW I can connect the dots. Why study English? I asked myself that question EVERY DAY since I was 10 and for the next 10 years, until my 20s.
Why study English if Brazil is in South America and the closest English-speaking country is the US?
Why study English?
Only after turning 18 and with the advent of the internet did I become truly interested in learning more and more about English. (1) I was able to make friends with anyone I met, regardless of their mother tongue. (2) The possibility of travelling anywhere speaking this global language. (3) Being prepared for a job market. And these are a few examples only.
But how could I become fluent in English?
Can a Brazilian speak English really well, fluently and feeling confident about it?
Only after I became a teacher did I develop my confidence in English.
And since then (2004), my goal has been to develop student’s
in the English language.
In my 6-month online course, I will teach you English AND many tips on how to become a confident user of English. Tips that I have been testing, using and seeing results in my students’ development in speaking English fluently.
NOW after 12 years teaching offline, it is time to share this with everyone around the world.
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“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself”
Love and Light,