My name is Mariana, I am a southern native Brazilian and I started teaching Portuguese last year while I was living in Ireland. I taught Portuguese for beginners and it was an amazing experience.
My mom is a teacher sisnce I know myself as a person (desde que me conheço por gente), and I taught kids for about a year before I start college. so, I can say that teaching is in my blood.
Nowadays I am studying International Relations which resumes
my interest in learning languages and travel. I speak Portuguese, English, Italian and a bit of Spanish (currently improving it).
The main question before you start learning a new language is to ask yourself:
1 - Why? why would I like to learn Portuguese? travelling, studying...
I say it because usually, we need some purpose to what we do in life. We need to establish goals, otherwise, you will not pass through the stage of being familiar with a language to a stage of knowing and dominating a language.
I have a lot of tips that will make you understand better Portuguese and some advice on how to improve your skills (apps, books, programs).
I think learning is a process, it is not something that happens from night to day (da noite pro dia), you have to first be patient with yourself.
and more importantly, ENJOY learning the language, enjoy knowing about the culture and being in contact with it. I am here to help you develop your skills further on your own time and make learning Portuguese enjoyable for you.
How our classes will be:
1- In the first class we will have a chat to break the ice, see your communication level and talk about your expectation with our classes, after that, I will provide you with a test in which I will be able to check your level of Portuguese.
2- We will establish the focus of our classes depending on your own needs and build the lessons together.
3 I will always send you extra activities and give you tips, introducing to you new methods of learning as well as supporting you in your needs.
Federeal University of Pelotas - Pelotas- Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Political science, International Relations, Economics
2009 - 2012
Teacher - elementary school
Colegio Estadual de Pato Branco - Pato Branco - Paraná, Brazil
2017 - 2018
Teacher of Portuguese
Limerick College of Further Education LCFE - Ireland
Teacher of Portuguese for Beginners
2016 - 2018
Multilingual customer service
Viagogo - Ireland
Customer service working mainly with English and Portuguese speakers.
2014 - 2016
Researcher and Mapping Agent
Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics - Pelotas - Rio Grande do sul, Brazil
Collected information for research into people’s health, work, education, living conditions, economy and others. My main job was to get into contact with informants (citizens) and collect information to be analysed and transformed into statistics about the country.
2013 - 2014
Primary School Pelotas - Pelotas - Rio Grande do sul, Brazil
Taught children of 3/4 years old. Took care of and taught the children in a dynamic and motivational way colours, letters, numbers and other basic fundamentals using music, stories, movies, books and a diverse range of physical teaching aids.