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Trying To Understand Brazilian Timing- Part One

  • 8 Jul, 2015
This week I wrote a guest post, focusing on some of the things I’ve learnt about teaching ESL in the five years I’ve been living in São Paulo (I’ll add this to the blog’s Facebook page when it’s published). Not long after hitting that send button I began to reflect on other aspects of life in… Read More
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Awkward Lift Moment

  • 25 Jun, 2015
“The room we usually have class in is booked today” began the whatsapp message my student sent me a few hours before our class was due to start. “So I’ve reserved us a room on the 10th floor. See you soon!” “No problem!” I responded, “See you there!” I didn’t give this room change too… Read More
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English Speaking Songs vs Their Brazilian Versions

  • 9 Jun, 2015
Last weekend I invited some friends over for an impromptu dinner party at my place. Before eating, I hit shuffle on my media player so that as we drank wine and caught up over a lot of pasta, it would randomly pick songs from my music library. This seemed like a such good idea at the… Read More
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Eight Common Mistakes Brazilians Make In English.

  • 27 May, 2015
A few weeks ago I launched my second ebook, The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make In English. Today I’m going to give you eight examples of the mistakes included in this book. If you’re studying English in Brazil and ANY of these are new to you, I’d advise you to go to the Amazon store… Read More
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Meet The Locals: Penelopy Jean

  • 20 May, 2015
The idea behind this Meet the Locals feature is that the longer I live in São Paulo, the more regularly I’m seeing some of the city’s ‘characters’ and wondering what their stories are. So if you’re coming to the city and you want to know a bit more about the faces that you could be potentially… Read More
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Brazilians Vs Star Signs

  • 27 Apr, 2015
I’d been called into the school I used to work at for a meeting, where I was to be told details of my new student. “Oh Andrew, I think you’re going to get on SO well with him” began my boss a few minutes into our conversation. I remember thinking that she seemed far too… Read More
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My Experience Of A Brazilian Graduation Ceremony!

  • 20 Apr, 2015
When my good friend Rita invited me to her graduation ceremony a few weeks back I instantly accepted her invitation. I knew how hard she’d worked to finish her course and the sacrifices she’d made along the way; so I was more than happy to see her collect her certificate. “I should probably warn you… Read More
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Meet the Locals- Dilú

  • 13 Apr, 2015
The idea behind this new Meet the Locals feature is that the longer I live in São Paulo, the more regularly I’m seeing some of the city’s ‘characters’ and wondering what their stories are. So if you’re coming to the city and you want to know a bit more about the faces that you could… Read More
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Is Belo Horizonte Really Worth Visiting?

  • 30 Mar, 2015
“You really should visit Belo Horizonte,” commented my friend last year. “My city is so beautiful and not only this; it also has the best pão de queijo (cheese bread) in the whole of Brazil!” Upon hearing these (what I considered pretty lame) reasons why I should take a trip into the Brazilian countryside, I… Read More
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