From BrazilLiving in Joao Pessoa, Brazil (11:38 UTC-03:00)
Classical Languages bachelor's degree holder with over 6 years of teaching experience.
italki teacher since Jul 21, 2022
Olá, Salve, Χαῖρε , Ciao, Hello! My name is Joel.
I am a native Brazilian with a love of classical languages. Fun Fact: 80% of English words are borrowed from Latin (with over 150,000 words from Greek)!
I graduated from the Federal University of Paraíba in 2020 with a degree in classical languages. In addition, I graduated from an intensive 8-month immersion course in Latin and Ancient Greek at the prestigious Academia Vivarium Novum in Rome.
From my bio you may have recognized that I currently speak 5 languages: Portuguese, Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, and English, and would like to learn more. I also enjoy chess, strategic games, journaling, and meditation.
Me as a Teacher
In my 6 years of teaching, I have taught hundreds of lessons with students from different levels and backgrounds. I use many different materials in my lessons such as PDFs, texts. and videos.
For my Latin lessons I also like to utilize books such as 'Familia Romana', and for ancient Greek 'Athenaze' and 'Learning Greek'.
I like my lessons to be comfortable and engaging, and am excited at the opportunity to work with you.
My lessons & teaching style
I prepare classes according to the language and fluency level of the person I am teaching. From the very first class, I strive to understand the unique interests of each student so that I can tailor the best experience for them to improve their language abilities. I help students to develop their language skills through conversational exercises, pronunciation, listening, and writing.
My teaching material
2014 - 2020
Bachelor's - Classical Languages (Latin and Ancient Greek)Federal University of Paraíba
Immersion course in Latin and Ancient Greek Accademia Vivarium Novum 2014
Greek (Ancient) Lessons
10 lessons completed
Ἑλληνική Γλώττα - Ancient Greek
A1 - B2General11 lessons completed
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1 Latin lesson
Thank you for your help Joel! I felt comfortable trying to learn Latin with your assistance. I am also happy that you did not try to teach me too many grammatical rules right away, which would have probably led to some confusion. This is a great textbook to work with!
Jan 30, 2023
14 Latin lessons
Joel is a great teacher and communicator. I recommend taking Latin from him!
Dec 8, 2022
13 Latin lessons
Joel has a firm command of the subject matter. Though he prefers the classical pronunciation, he was willing to work with me and guide me according to the ecclesiastical pronunciation. He kindly, but insistently corrected my pronunciation, which is a good thing.
He spoke clearly, in English and Latin, which is so important for a good lesson. This is especially true for online tutoring. I appreciate his patience and flexibility.