Why Brazilian can not be fluent in English? I traveled to New York last year and saw tourists from different countries who spoke English very well and after years of study I could not communicate clearly. I believe that English language teaching method in Brazil is not efficient. I would like to know the method used in other countries.
May 19, 2016 11:15 AM
Answers · 3
Hi! I understand your point of view Andrea, and it's certainly comprehensible that you might be frustrated by not being able to communicate in English the way you wanted to. However, when it comes to methods of teaching, I think you shouldn't generalize them and apply the same concept to all Brazilian English teaching system as a huge failure. And the amount of time you spend to learn any language, it happens differently to every person (of course, your teacher/tutor plays an important role in this case BUT most of the time it also depends on your dedication). The bottom line is: you can ask yourself: "why isn't it working?" Try to find the gaps, search for highly recommended teachers available (they might be here on italki) and last but not least, don't give up. You can get there sooner or later (anyone can). I wish you the best of luck. :)
May 19, 2016
Hi Andrea. I'm an English teacher in Brazil and I'm afraid I have to disagree with you. Brazil is a very big country and there are many language schools around. Schools use different methodological approaches, but I'd say that schools which are using the so-called communicative methodology are doing a great job at helping Brazilians speak English fluently and accurately. All my best, Guilherme.
May 19, 2016
Anyone can become fluent in anything. It all depends on motivation, desire and hard work. I know a man in Brazil who taught himself English. He speaks it very well. Good luck to you!
May 19, 2016
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