I am Brazilian, a fully qualified and certified language teacher and I have been teaching Portuguese for over 20 years. I love to teach Portuguese to people from different backgrounds, ages and nationalities.
My students include managers who are posted to Brazil as expatriates, their families, people who work or deal with Brazilian companies, students, tourists, foreigners who are married to Brazilians or have a Brazilian partner, etc.
As I could find very little materials available on Brazilian Portuguese, I decided some years ago to produce my own materials. Over time, these materials have evolved into a range of different materials.
The published materials include a Portuguese Grammar book, a complete and practical Portuguese language course and several e-Books: Airport & Air Travel Vocabulary, Brazilian Portuguese Phrases, Word of the Day, Portuguese Grammar, Portuguese Verbs and 50 Essential Portuguese Verbs & Tenses.
Besides Portuguese (my native language), I speak English, German, Spanish and some Chinese (Mandarin). From my own experience, I know that properly learning a foreign language takes time and effort and the learning process can be hard sometimes, even if you enjoy it. Hence, I try my best to make my materials easy, clear and simple and my classes fun and enjoyable.
I come from Mogi-Mirim, a small town located in São Paulo State and 150 km from São Paulo city, Brazil. Over the last 20 years, I have lived in different countries (Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong). Currently I live in Singapore, a cosmopolitan city that is strategically located in Asia. I am interested in other cultures and in foreign languages. Reading, traveling, yoga and cooking are some of my interests.
If you would like to make an appointment for Portuguese classes, please send me an e-mail ([email protected]) and I will contact you as soon as possible.
I would be happy to help you learn, improve or refresh your Portuguese.
I have helped many people over the years and I can help you too.
"I was glad to have found Sonia an have had the privilege of being taught by her. I found Sonia’s teaching, her lesson and grammar book, as well as website materials to be extremely structured and well put together. She is a very experienced teacher as she would pace her teaching to my learning ability, and is also very observant/attentive in correcting nuances in my speech and pronunciation. In addition, Sonia introduced me to Brazilian culture, music, and food in the course of learning the language.
I would highly recommend anyone who is going to live in Brazil or who is keen to learn the language, to do so through Sonia’s course and materials. All in all, she gave me a very good foundation and this has enabled me to adjust better to living in Brazil. Obrigada por tudo, Sonia"
"Sonia is the best language instructor that I could find in Singapore, and I would recommend her to anyone who is serious about becoming fluent in Portuguese. I don't say this lightly as I have already learned several foreign languages, so I have very high expectations towards my tutors; Sonia and her course have surpassed them by far. Before finding Sonia, I had tried some in-person and on-line lessons with different instructors, but I found that they either weren't able to explain the grammatical rules of the language correctly, or they would use English when teaching which delays progress. When I met Sonia, from day one, she only used Portuguese to communicate with me, really believed in my potential to learn, encouraged me to speak, and clearly explained any grammatical/pronunciation rules. Her materials are very well structured, they progress logically, and cover a topic in its entirety before moving on to the next one. Every lesson has exercises for testing one's understanding of the material which really helps recall better and grasp the practical usage of new grammar. Her grammar book is a great comprehensive reference, covering all topics and containing a convenient table-format guide on verb conjugation. Sonia and her course have really helped me progress, a big thank you for that!"
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