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claudia helena schmitz

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Português
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Português
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Fala

Inglês
C2
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Francês
B1
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Espanhol
B1
,
Italiano
A2

Sobre mim

ABOUT ME
I was born and raised in Brazil. I live in Porto Alegre, a city in the south of Brazil.
I have traveled to more than 20 countries. I love to meet people, learn about their culture, history, food and art.
Art is a passion. I like to draw and paint in my free time. I also love books, movies and music.
I am very interested in what happens around the world so I always keep up to date on the news.
To keep fit I do Pilates, Yoga and go for walks.
On weekends I enjoy going out with my friends to eat in nice restaurants, drink wine and chat.

ME AS A TEACHER
I started teaching English (TEFL) when I was 20 years old. Some years later I started teaching Portuguese, too.
I worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and course coordinator in excellent schools. I also helped students prepare for proficiency exams: TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and Cambridge.
I have a degree as a Translator-Interpreter (English/Portuguese) and a post-grad in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
I hold a CPE Certificate.
I communicate rather well in French and Spanish which helps to understand students if these are their native languages.
In the last 20 years, I have been teaching small groups and one-to-one lessons.

MY LESSONS & TEACHING STYLE
I teach English and Portuguese.
My classes are usually based on videos from YouTube (all levels), TED Talks (interm./adv.), RSA Animate (adv.), movie scenes (all levels); texts (all levels); conversation on all topics; vocabulary and grammar.
I teach young adults, adults and elderly students. This is the most exciting part of my job: I meet people with different needs and interests and I tailor my lessons accordingly.
Having fun is a law during my lessons, no matter if we are talking about business, world news or travel.
I like to assign homework for extra practice and to make sure my students take the most advantage of their learning experience.

Aulas particulares

60 minutos

Estatísticas do professor

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Programação

Currículo

schoolEducação

1987 - 1989
Post Graduation
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL - PORTO ALEGRE - RS - BRASIL
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
1974 - 1977
Bachelor of Letters & Arts
PONTIFÍCIA UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL - PORTO ALEGRE - RS - BRASIL
Degree as TRANSLATOR-INTERPRETER in Portuguese-English-French

diploma_2Certificações

1990 - 1990
CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - LONDON
CPE
1986 - 1986
CERTIFICATE for COMPLETION of STUDIES SEMINAR
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA - Gainsville, USA
Completion of the United States Studies Seminar on the South, Old and New
1976 - 1976
Certificate of English Language Course
St Claire's Hall, Oxford - Oxford, England
4-Week Course in English Language and Culture
1974 - 1974
CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - Michigan, USA
1967 - 1970
Certificado de Conclusão do Curso de Inglês
INSTITUTO CULTURAL BRASILEIRO NORTEAMERICANO - PORTO ALEGRE, RS , BRASIL
Completion of English Language Course

Aulas particulares

60 minutos