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Luis

$24 (45 min)
Qualification
Linguas e Literaturas Modernas Variante de Estudos Portuguesese e Ingleses
Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa - 2003

Name Luis
Country Portugal
Native Language Portuguese
Preferred student age
Secondary school (12-17)
Students (17-22)
Adults (23-40)
Adults (40+)
Preferred level of students
Beginner
Pre Intermediate
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Can also teach
English
Can speak
French

Subject

Portuguese

Portuguese lessons for children

I am used to teach children from 6 to 10. My experience with them has been fantastic.

Intensive Portuguese

I have taught many foreigners about my Culture for many years.

Portuguese for beginners

Helping people taking their first steps in a language and after a while seeing them to walk by themselves is rewarding.

Conversational Portuguese

Before leaning how to speak it is necessary to learn how to think in a language. In order to switch the brain button to Portuguese mode it is necessary to acquire some rules and vocabulary. Baby steps, there is no other way.

Portuguese for traveling

Learning survival Portuguese in order to travel takes some effort, but with some help it's a piece of cake!

Working with Portuguese people

If you come to Portugal try to live and work among the Portuguese. You have a lot to learn from them.

Having Portuguese friends

Socializing, going to bars at the end of the day, having a drink will help you to forget social rules. Great opportunity to learn.

Reading and writing Portuguese

The best way to truly understand a language it is necessary to work with it as much as possible: reading, writing, trying to make a conversation without being afraid of making mistake is the best and fastest way to get there.

Understanding Portuguese movies

Listening and reading the subtitles of a movie or watching a video-clip of a song and at the same time to read the lyrics will help to improve pronunciation.

Portuguese lifestyle and culture

That is another aspect of the Portuguese way that I approach during my classes.

About Tutor

My name is Luís Costa. I like reading and going for walks either on the countryside or by the beach. I am a calm and very patient person. I am relaxed, energetic, social and very talkative.

Experience

Over the past fifteen years I have worked as a teacher in primary schools teaching English to children from 6 to 10 years old, and as a tutor to children from several ages that need to improve their marks in several subjects such as Portuguese, English, Portuguese History or Geography; as well as to foreign adults from many different countries that want to live in Portugal or simply want to know more about the Portuguese way; I teach them, not the language, but the Culture, which embraces Language, History, Gastronomy.... you name it!

Teaching Approach

I teach in a relaxed way. I try to keep my classes as light as possible, because I believe that the more relaxed the environment is the better students learn. Portuguese is a language full of rules, but also many exceptions to the rules, so sometimes I prefer to explain in which context certain structures are used, rather than explain a bunch of rules with as many exceptions.

student James
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Great Lesson. Great material told about and books ordered. Looking forward to many more lesson with Luis.

student James
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