Languages are the bearers of the cultural genes. As we learn a language, accents, and ways of speaking, we also learn ways of thinking, feeling, and relating.
Sir Ken Robinson
Language has no independent existence apart from the people who use it. It is not an end in itself; it is a means to an end of understanding who you are and what society is like.
Education is about cultivating the capacity to seek what it significant, and always being willing to question whether you are on the right track. Whether it’s using computers and the internet or pencil and paper and books.
Education is a weapon of mass construction.
What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
The classes are adapted to your need: private classes on skype at your place or office, in-company annual programs as well as walks through the city, speaking only in Portuguese. If you want to prepare the examination of Portuguese as a foreign language Celpe-Bras, I can help you.
I was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and I currently live in Madrid, Spain. I have got a degree in Public Relations and a Master degree in Education-Teacher Training, and several teacher-training courses in Europe. I believe that learning a new language is a way of generating opportunities to enrich our cultural background, experience life from new perspectives, to open new doors and facilitate agreements and negotiations. I like using technology to spread knowledge, shorten distances and connect ideas.
The classes are designed for the learner to enhance written as well as oral communication in Portuguese in a self-confident way, so that s/he ends up thinking in the target language.
I use real life material or realia to simulate daily life and business situations, so that the learner gets in touch with the Brazilian culture through Portuguese language.
I combine the seriousness of the business environment to a light learning, thinking out of the box and avoiding the commonplace filling in the blanks exercises. I support learning by using real life context.
Respect diversity and different learning styles (auditive, kinaesthetic, visual or mixed); Encourage the meaningful learning through experiencing and being in contact contact with the culture; promote the learning to learn skill and autonomous learning.
from 10€/30 min
Designed for learners who already have a minimum level of conversation and understanding of Portuguese (A2+) and need to improve their competencies in a short time: establish and consolidate the communication, allowing fluency and skill. No need to travel.
Ideal for preparing:
The teacher comes to your company. The advantages are:
Fee per hour/individual class. Please ask for fee mentioning the number of learners.
Ask for tailor made fee.
The face-to-face classes are designed for the in depth studying and discussion of topics and for clarifying doubts and questions. The online classes complete and reinforce the previous learning.
This is the perfect combination for learners who have a short time and need to learn fast.
Walk and speak in Portuguese under the teacher’s monitoring. This is the opportunity to learn in an informal environment, enjoy nature and speak Portuguese all at the same time.
Maximum 2 learners, 1 to 3 hours walks through the Retiro’s Park / Casa de Campo, Madrid.
Professional with 16 years background in Communication and experienced in translating documents for multinational companies. Specialized in marketing, Communication, Business, Management, ICT and documents in general. Translations and proofreading of texts from Spanish and English into Brazilian Portuguese. Fee per word in the origin language, according to the total number of words and delivery date.
“ Cristina is an excellent teacher, very up to date, motivating, dynamic, and the lessons are very productive. I'd recommend her to anyone who is interested in learning Portuguese. ”
Lonny Szneiberg |Founder – Investing.com & Oba.com.br
“ Cristina’s classes are pleasant, complete, very professional, full of culture and absolutely fascinating. I would learn a thousand languages with her. ”
Victoria Fernández | Finance – International Fundraising
“ Cristina is a great person and teacher. Her teaching methodology is original, practical and very effective. My progress with the Portuguese language was visible from day one and today I am able to travel and can deal with the language with ease, as beyond studying grammar, we learners talk, watch videos, discuss current issues. It’s highly recommendable to learn a language with her. ”
Lara Marín | Founder Herederos del Futuro
“ Cristina is the best language teacher I have ever had. She is an excellent teacher, who knows how to capture the interests and abilities of each student to make a more enjoyable and rewarding teaching. With her you learn not only the language but the culture, folklore and idiosyncrasy of the country. She makes it all very interesting, and even the two hours classes fly by. ”
Elena Curto Alonso
“ When I started studying ‘Brazilian’ I was fortunate to run into Cristina as a teacher. From the closeness she knows how to communicate her love for her language, the culture of her country, and she loves what he does. All of it ensures that her classes are enjoyable, and you always want more. That's why we work so hard, and we notice so much progress. If there is a class day, there is no cold winter that makes us stay home. ”
Marián Díaz de la Cruz | Civil Servant
“For me the great virtue of Cristina, is the great trust and affection that transmits while teaching. I think it is a key and fundamental tool when you dedicate yourself to teaching, because you get the student to be more involved, more relaxed, and improve his performance. That is, Cristina gets the best out of oneself. In my personal case, she helped me to easily overcome the barrier or fear of facing a new and unknown language. Now I live in São Paulo and I'm happy to have had the learning experience with her. ”
David Huerta | Country Manager Brasil – Blinklearning