Native Speaker for Online Guided English Conversations
B.S. Languages & Linguistics, Georgetown University (http://www.georgetown.edu/ ), Washington, D.C.
Teaching Certificate – TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), New World Teachers, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Translation Certificate – Portuguese to English, Georgetown University (http://www.georgetown.edu/
Washington, D.C. U.S.A.
Translation Certificate - English to Portuguese, Curso de Daniel Brilhante de Brito ( http://www.dbb.com.br/), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Experience: 7 years
Hello. My name is Farley. I have had decades of contact with Brazilian Portuguese which is my second language; my first language is North American English.
I enjoy helping my students to communicate better in English and motivating them to continue in their efforts to be able to speak the language better and better.
I live in Brazil and can speak my second language, Brazilian Portuguese, fluently. I have been a student of Brazilian Portuguese for close to 50 years. I have been teaching English now for over 7 years and I love to talk to students from all over the world. Everyone is different, as is each culture. I have taught at Berlitz Europe online in small groups of business people and individuals by presenting new vocabulary, grammar, with practice and online performance to use what was introduced; at OpenEnglish.com, also, online, I taught basic level to advanced level Brazilian and Hispanic students through PowerPoint slide presentations using Blackboard Collaborate to guide and encourage students through conversation, learning new vocabulary and pronunciation instruction at the students’ current level of knowledge. I gave encouragement to think in the language at all times. I, also, taught at Wizard located here in Boa Viagem, Recife, Brazil where I live now I worked in their FLEX English laboratory as an instructor and I evaluated and facilitated learning of basic to advanced English for those who needed flexible hours which included teaching indirectly English grammar, writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills and introduced cultural aspects to students.
To learn a language is a process in time, that, depending on the student, will take effort and work but in the end it will be worth it as you will obtain fluency if you don't give up. You will be on a journey without a destination, unless, of course, you wish to stop learning. Anything worthwhile is worth doing and worth learning. The student must, at least, like to learn English. The best learning, in my view, happens when you adore what you are interested in learning. If you just like English a little you may not get the same results. Love what you do. That goes for anything you do in life. Treat your learning of English as a love affair. Get to know everything that you can about English. Learn, in English, what you love to know and understand.
"Live, live, live! Life is a banquet and most . . . are starving to death! (As dear Auntie Mame said. :-D )
When you feel that you can no longer learn anything give it some time. New interests, new things will come to you. Just trust that it will. Life is only about change and new things always come. You will find something new to interest you in English. Always look, always search for more. You just have to be curious. Everyone has their likes and dislikes so why not find what you like and learn it in English, as much as you can, and be knowledgeable in what you like to know and learn. You learned your native language because it came naturally to you. You were surrounded by it. Surround yourself, as much as you can, in English. Make it your second language, your second life. If you really want to get to the level of English to be able to speak fluently and effortlessly you must do the work. You will need dedication, persistence, the determination not to fail and to not to give up when you think you may be going through a bad period. You will need to give it a rest when you think it is too much to learn but, believe me, if you just wait and follow your imagination, when prompted internally, you can find so much on the internet that you will never have to worry about getting bored.
Find something interesting to read, watch and listen to, to keep English in your environment as much as you can. Remember that, with the creation of the internet, you now have the world at your fingertips! You can travel virtually to any English-speaking place on the net. You can find, in English, virtually anything about anything that exists in the world we live in. There are even libraries, free libraries where you can find books on just about everything, for free. The Internet is not totally perfect yet, but it is growing and the amount of information in it is growing exponentially. Be good to yourself and know that you CAN learn. You just have to KNOW it for yourself. You are the master of yourself. No one can teach you English if YOU are not willing to do the work. You MUST take part in your own education. A teacher can show you and make you aware of your mistakes so that you can learn to correct yourself. The goal is to be able to think in the language as effortlessly as you speak your native or first language. It is possible, just don't give up on it and don't let anyone tell you that you can't. You CAN if you really want to, you just need to do the work.
So, in closing, I would like to say: You have a dream to learn English. Follow that dream, persistently, dedicatedly, always with determination. You CAN do it. You just have to KNOW that YOU CAN and NOT give up. If you really want it you CAN learn. Go through the process, day by day, brick by brick, word by word, phrase by phrase, sentence by sentence until you are at the level you want to get to in English. Nothing is impossible unless you decide it is.
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How far are you going on your journey towards mastery of the English language?
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