From GermanyLiving in Other, Portugal (21:27 UTC+00:00)
Grew up with 4 mother tongues!
italki teacher since Nov 24, 2021
I'm 26 years old, and living in Portugal.
Here, I've been teaching languages for over a year!
Before that I was backpacking through Chile and Argentina.
And before that, I worked as an architect in Spain and Berlin!
I was raised in 3 countries, and speaking 4 languages at the same time:
German with my father, Brazilian Portuguese with my mother, and Spanish and Catalan at school and with friends!
Then, I learned English and Italian living abroad.
Greek is next on the list!
Some of my hobbies are slacklining, capoeira, surfing, playing guitar and singing, theatre, climbing, hiking, reading, philosophy, psychology, theology and cooking!
Me as a Teacher
I pay attention to every student's strengths and needs, in order to adapt the teaching style and rhythm to one that works best in each case.
I believe that language - more than just words - is a way of understanding culture and history. So I love discovering the origin of words and expressions, and the stories behind them. This also makes it much easier to learn!
My lessons & teaching style
My main method for teaching is conversation, exercises and homework when needed. The exercises can reach from simple conversation starters to philosophical discussions.
A very important part of learning a language is understanding its culture. When we discover and understand the way of thinking that goes with a language, it becomes much easier to learn its words. In the best case we fall in love with the culture, and in that way there won't be any effort in studying anymore.
For this reason I love to work with cultural expressions like music and film. Specially with music. Through learning, translating and discussing a song we learn why we talk the way we do and connect feelings to words.
Català A1-C2: Limited Budget Price / Preu De Pressupost Limitat
A1 - C1Conversation Practice19 lessons completed
Català A1-C2: Regular Price / Preu Normal
A1 - C2Conversation Practice13 lessons completed
Package with 6% off
Català A1-C2: Supporting Price / Preu De Suport
A1 - C2Conversation Practice0 lessons completed
Package with 4% off
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38 Portuguese lessons
I have been taking Portuguese lessons with Bernardo for a couple of months now, and I am very pleased with his teaching method. He is always patient with me and takes the time to explain things in different ways until I understand. He is also kind and funny, making each lesson enjoyable and unique. Additionally, he assigns great homework that helps me practice what we have learned in class. I would highly recommend Bernardo as a Portuguese teacher.
May 23, 2022
6 German lessons
Today I had my first lesson with Bernardo, after six months of barely speaking any German. The atmosphere built in the class was the best and I really felt comfortable to speak and make mistakes, so as to learn from them. He is a super friendly guy that seems genuinely interested in those that take lessons with him and I am already looking forward to our next lesson together!
May 10, 2022
23 German lessons
I always enjoy my time with Bernardo. He has extraordinary patience with my style of language acquisition. I know I have a ways to go, but I am already so pleased with my progress. Thanks!!!
Mar 2, 2022
2 Portuguese lessons
Bernardo, the teacher is doing a good job.
I am afraid he has a slow learner on his hands.
Jan 8, 2023
Mark H Schwartz
2 German lessons
Bernardo fits my needs exactly. My real needs are German and Portuguese and sometimes we speak in my native English and native-level Spanish. He is really great, personable and will even teach you some technical things about screen sharing, etc. He is the best instructor I have had in Italki!
Jan 8, 2023
2 Portuguese lessons
Very good. Nice to meet Bernardo, will schedule again.