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The Best Reason I’ve EVER Heard For Studying English

  • 20 May, 2016
It’s been a bit quiet on this blog recently, and I’m going to use this post to tell you why. So I leisurely started working on a writing project over nine months ago, but over the last few months it has really dominated all of my free time as I try to get it ready… Read More
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Embarrassing Myself..One Portuguese Mistake At A Time!

  • 26 Feb, 2016
After getting over the initial disappointment of arriving in Sáo Paulo and realising my Japanese skills couldn’t be transferred to conversations with many of the Japanese people living here, I have been studying Portuguese steadily over the last few years. These days I watch films in Portuguese, I try to understand memes made of Inês… 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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My Absence From Blogging…Explained!

  • 24 Mar, 2015
I admit, so far 2015 has not been the most productive year for this blog. I’ve written a measly three posts in the last 14 weeks and you don’t need to tell me how lame that is. Hell, since the year started I think some of you might have updated your Myspace page more frequently… Read More

Awkward Classroom Moment

  • 23 Aug, 2013
I’d always assumed before coming over to Brazil that my most awkward classroom moment would’ve come from the time I was teaching in Japan; where I’d been asked by an elderly group of women to explain what a ‘smear test’ was. Well as I was soon to find out, I was wrong to have written… Read More

Being Outsmarted By My Seven Year Old Brazilian Student!

  • 10 Jul, 2013
A few months ago I was teaching my seven year old student, a young kid with an exceptionally high level of English. So in the middle of an incredibly tense game of Connect 4 I noticed that he’d stopped focusing on the game, and was instead staring directly at me.   “Andrew” he said thoughtfully,… Read More

Top 5 Mistakes Brazilians Make When Speaking English.

  • 6 Jul, 2012
Learning a new language is hard work. Really hard. One thing is certain though; EVERY student studying English will make mistakes from time to time. I’ve been teaching English in Brazil for about two years now, and in this time I’ve obviously corrected a number of these mistakes, some of them more amusing than others.… Read More
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