From PortugalLiving in Barcelona, Spain (16:50 UTC+01:00)
Professora de português do Algarve a viver em Barcelona! ❤
italki teacher since Oct 19, 2021
My name is Catarina, Im from the south of Portugal but living and working as a teacher in Barcelona for some time now. I speak spanish with fluency and also english. I love chatting about psychology, philosophy and arts! What I love about Italki is that its a great way to expand horizons and at the same time help people with their portuguese. Here in Barcelona I study a Masters in Dance therapy and spend most of my time dancing. I used to dance tango but now Im really concentrated in contemporary and commercial dance.
Me as a Teacher
As a teacher, I learned that each student has different goals and needs, so I really like to get to know my student before we start our classes. The students are the ones that have been dictating what type of classes should I give and how can I construct an efficent method to teach.
Ive been teaching for quite some time and what I really love about this job is the opportunity to get to know different types of people and share information and knowledge I have about my country and its language. I love to share what I know about Portugal and also to get to know about my student’s countries and interests.
My lessons & teaching style
I think the most important for a language teacher is that your student ends up feeling confortable speaking the language youre teaching, in this case, portuguese. I find that the most useful strategy is speaking as much as we can with a native speaker, recognize structures and words and be brave enough to make mistakes. In my classes, I like to know what the students learning goals are so I can adapt my classes to my students needs. In my basic and advanced classes theres a lot of effort putting on learning the basis of the language and its structures, but always focusing in speaking and comprehension. In my conversational classes we will just have fun, practice as much as we can!
Catarina is an awesome teacher who always has new and fun ideas for learning. Highly recommend her classes!!
Jan 27, 2023
2 Portuguese lessons
Uma aula maravilhosa
Jan 23, 2023
2 Portuguese lessons
We had a lesson with Catarina and can warmly recommend her! She customised two dialogues for us and we learned exactly what we needed. Thank you so much!
Jan 9, 2023
6 Portuguese lessons
Great and varied first lesson!
Jan 5, 2023
17 Portuguese lessons
Absolutely wonderful teacher. I have been taking classes with Catarina for a couple of months and have gone from 0-60. Classes are very relaxed and she has helped me to learn in a very natural way. Of course she can help with grammar but I have mostly developed my conversation by having real conversations and I am not using multiple tenses without the burden of memorizing tables and feel quite comfortable communicating. I am excited to see how much better I will be this time next year. I would highly recommend Catarina to anyone who is looking for a teacher that is motivated to help you learn. 5 stars!