My approach to the Portuguese language is definitely communicative, in the sense that we will be focusing on YOUR needs, to get you effectively using as much vocabulary and other structures as possible.
The sessions usually combine my experience with regular teaching with my knowledge on Neurolanguage Coaching. This amazing tool allows us to discover how your brain works best and maximize its potential. In a dynamic and fun process, we will be identifying your learning style, establishing your real goals and the best strategies to achieve them.
I really believe that failure is nothing more than information and, so, you will have constant, positive feedback in order to boost your confidence.
I do whatever is possible to adapt myself and, so, the sessions can be either one-on-one (at home or at a pleasant place), online or a combination of both.
Have a session with me and you will see the results!
I started teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language in 2002, when I had the chance to work in East-Timor, both with adult and young learners. I returned to Lisbon in 2004 and, since then, I have collaborated with language Institutes and Universities, working with both private and corporate learners.
I'm currently a freelance. My youngest student is 6 and the oldest is 77 years old.
I mainly work with English, French and Spanish speaking natives, but I also have a large experience with expats from China; Syria; Iran; Turkey; Poland; Germany, Denmark and Nigeria, just to name a few. Some of the companies I've recently worked with include Renault-Nissan, Lidl, Jerónimo Martins and Auchan.
I feel very lucky for doing what I love and I truly admire the dedication and persistence of my coachees.
My sessions include:
+ First session – 60 OR 90 min (depending on the client) – FREE
+ whenever possible: student’s book, exercise book and grammar book (pdf format)
+ audio tracks
+ time preparing sessions adjusted to your language level, goals, learning profile and native language (a French speaker learns differently from an English one)
+ track/register of sessions at google drive
+++++ available time to chat with you (whatsapp, hangouts, messenger, skype)
+++++ written notes of each session (evernote/whatsapp/email)
I try to adapt as much as possible to my clients' needs and schedules. Nevertheless, all cancellations - except in particular situations - should be done until 18:00 of the previous day, please, by mobile, sms or whatsapp.
Cancellations in the same day of our sessions will be considered a regular session.
Not my CV but some feedback on my sessions:
Over the last two years that I have been learning Portuguese with Fátima I have found her to have the ability to make the language, and the learning process, both interesting and entertaining, while at the same time working within a clearly defined structure designed to meet my specific requirements and areas of interest. No two lessons are ever the same, and never can I predict what the next lesson will involve! She manages to combine traditional learning materials with a mixture of newspaper cuttings, TV reports and magazine extracts, which make the sessions much more than just grammar and vocabulary exercises, being also an introduction to a range of Portuguese customs, traditions, politics and current news stories. However, just as you start to relax into believing you’ve got the subject, the vocabulary and the grammatical structures “cracked”, the embedded example of the “pretérito mais-que-perfeito composto do indicativo” or, worse still, “do conjuntivo”, is suddenly highlighted, and the size of the task ahead is once again put into perspective.
As I said, lessons are never boring!!
Julian Harvey | Níveis B1 e B2 |Administrador Financeiro da Ocidental Seguros
I worked with Fátima as my Portuguese teacher. It was a chance and a pleasure to learn Portuguese with Fátima. In the past I have also learnt 2 other languages - English and Italian -so I can compare different approaches.
What I really enjoyed is the personality and the method. Fátima is very patient and works with lots of empathy which is a key point to help the student to « enter » the language without feeling too pressed. Fátima has the right speed and the right focus on the main difficulties.
For the method I appreciated the fact that she was not only following a step by step approach towards the more challenging part of the language but that she was also always trying to enrich the lesson with new ideas and richer content (articles from the news, books, videos…)
In synthesis a great teacher and a great moment!
Thank you Fátima!
Mathieu Escarpit | Níveis A1 e A2
Director Geral da JOIAS (Joint Oney Intelligent Analytical Services, Lda)
Directeur Geral da Oney Spa
Parti de zéro il y a quelques mois dans le cadre de cours particuliers avec Fátima qui, après m'avoir enseigné les premières bases du language, a adapté différentes methods d'apprentissage en fonction de mon évolution et de ma personnalité.
Elle dispose d'un large éventail de supports pour progresser tout en comprenant la culture et la mentalité portugaise, ce qui est un véritable atout pour s'intégrer plus facilement.
Nous avons pu également aborder des thèmes techniques comme la finance, la comptabilité ou le juridique, voir aussi les nouvelles technologies. Fátima dispose d'une excellente capacité d'adaptation.
Je la recommande régulièrement à ceux qui cherchent avant tout la qualité et dont l'objectif à terme est de réellement maîtriser la langue portugaise tant oralement qu'à l'écrit.
Aluno privado | Níveis A1 – A2 – B1
Perfeito! Extremely professional! We are very pleased. We highly recommend.
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