REFERENCES FROM CLIENTS:
“Ana Emília is a very well organized and focused teacher. She is able to quickly assess as student’s skills and custom design an appropriate syllabus for each individual. Her approach to learning is very supportive and the student always feels comfortable to experiment and try to stretch their language skills with her guidence. As she gets to know the student she identifies their goals and adapts her lesson plan to the student needs and their learning style. She also has a wealth of knowledge regarding Rio de Janeiro and Brazilian culture which she generously shares. I strongly recommend her to language students of any level looking for a fun and fast paced learning experience.” Jim Sweeney (American) Coordinator – Latin America Reservations Delta Air Lines
“I am extremely pleased with the quality of instruction I received from Ana Emília. She was incredibly helpful in scheduling my classes and in tailoring her teaching to meet my specific needs and interests. The learning materials she designed for me coupled with the intensive yet entertaining teaching methods she used allowed me to learn more Portuguese than I thought possible. I am very happy I took Ana Emília Meireles’ course, and I highly recommend her services.” Chad Myers (American) Engineer. MBA Student at INSEAD
“As one of Ana’s former students, I recommend her to any foreigner interested in learning Portuguese in Rio. While she is conscientious and extremely knowledgeable, she also has a friendly, informal teaching style that makes her lessons genuinely entertaining. After three years in Rio I was able to pass at Advanced Level in the official Portuguese for Foreigners exam administered by the Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture, something which I can honestly say would not have been possible without Ana’s teaching.” Michael Marsden (English) Writer and Teacher.
“I left London for Brazil some 12 years ago, have transferred with the leading accounting firm KPMG, not having any language capacity worthy of mention. Ana Emilia had the task of getting me ready to face the local business community in a short period and the enthusiasm, commitment and intensity of her teaching approach allowed me to not only develop a fluency in the Portuguese language, both in social and work environments, but also stimulate my passion for both Brazil and languages in general. I felt at home in Rio within a few months of arriving and Ana Emilia contributed tremendously to my settling-in, which ultimately permitted me to live to the full my time in Brazil. I would have no hesitation in recommending her; I still today recall our stimulating and interactive lessons on Avenida Rio Branco!” David Lloyd John Stainer (English) Group Director of Internal Audit AMS, a BAE Systems/Finmeccanica JV
“My name is Claudio, I am 37 years old and I come from Lugano, in the Italian part of Switzerland. In order for me to improve my language skills and be closer to the clients, I have searched for an Intensive Language Course in Portuguese, which would enable me in a reasonably short time to acquire the necessary oral and written skill. Through some connections in Geneva, I got in contact with Ana Emília and after communicating via e-mail, we started our first private lesson in Rio. If I have to describe her attitude in few words I consider Ana Emília as a professional teacher with large experience in teaching to foreign students and expatriates. Very organized and committed to her work, Ana has also an excellent sense of humor which helped a lot during our conversations. I particulary liked her teaching methods, material including some cultural trips into town in order to introduce me to the local culture and history. I have learned several languages in the past but in my point of view Ana Emilia is by far the best language teacher I have ever studied with. Thanks.” Claudio Bettosini (Swiss) Banker.