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Don't feel like fish out of water when you speak English!

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Just as water is home to fish, our conversations are the context

or home to our relationships. Sharing and listening are keys to making relationships work, and good communication creates even better mutual understanding.

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Our mission is to help you become the fluent English speaker you desire to be.

It's easy to make quick progress early in your English learning journey, but your progress will naturally slow down as you learn more English. This situation is called a ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜‚, and it usually happens once you reach an intermediate level of proficiency. ๐™‹๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฌ. ๐™„๐™ฉ'๐™จ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข๐™–๐™ก!

So, now, your English is pretty good. You can speak when you need to, but you still:
๐ŸŸก are still translating from your native language, so you constantly feel uncomfortable or doubt yourself
๐Ÿ”ต want to understand native speakers without asking them to repeat what they've said, so ask them to send you an email
๐ŸŸ  can't find the words to express your thoughts precisely the way you intended, so you are unsure if you’ve given the right impression or offended anyone
๐Ÿ”ด lack confidence when you speak, so you don’t speak up in meetings or conference calls
๐ŸŸข know you're knowledgeable in your field, but you ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ'๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ž๐˜๐˜– ๐˜ ๐˜–๐˜œ ๐˜ˆ๐˜™๐˜Œ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ, so you miss the opportunity to build effective relationships with customers, colleagues or suppliers losing out on business.

๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š๐™™; ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š. ๐™„ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ.
My goal is to help you
๐ŸŸกgain confidence within different cultural contexts and build relationships
๐Ÿ”ตuse appropriate English Sounds so you will understand others and improve your speech
๐ŸŸ expand your Business English vocabulary and understand how formality is articulated in English
๐Ÿ”ดexpress yourself confidently during meetings and conference calls
๐ŸŸข๐™ง๐™ค๐™˜๐™  at your job, be open to new career opportunities, and ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™š๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ก๐™ช๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™€๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ก๐™ž๐™จ๐™ ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™–๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™—๐™š.

๐ŸŽฏ๐šˆ๐š˜๐šž ๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š— ๐š๐š˜ ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š’๐š— ๐š•๐šŽ๐šœ๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ ๐š–๐š˜๐š—๐š๐š‘๐šœ.. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ฉ Book a call, if you're ready to start and want to know more. I'll be happy to answer any questions and point you in the right direction. 

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Studying alone?

Ready to learn with us?

You can start improving your English through

(1) Self-paced Video Courses or (2) Live online 1:1 Coaching or Group Workshops

We’re committed to helping our customers every step and providing valuable services to take care of all their needs.

Read below to learn about the range of services we provide. We’re constantly growing and expanding our service options, so if you have something in mind that we don’t yet provide, we’d love to hear about it.

Learning English online offers several advantages compared to learning in the traditional classroom environment.

 

Firstly, they adapt to your busy lifestyle. Secondly, it allows you to practice English whenever you have time.

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Online Courses allow you to learn at your own pace, concentrate on intricate sounds, review specific topics as often as you like, and improve all four language skills at a steady pace, anytime, anywhere.

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The English Coach offers individual coaching sessions to fit your specific needs and provides you with precious feedback from a native speaker.

 

If you prefer working in groups, you can attend our  Group Online Workshops which are a fun way to practice speaking with people worldwide about specific topics scheduled every month. 

 

Whichever option you choose, you will learn to fine-tune your ears to the rhythm and music of English and work on your pronunciation and accuracy.

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What my clients say.....

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Dear Maria Portillo "The Teacher", thank you for being an amazing English teacher kind and welcoming. I really appreciate your method of teaching, you're wonderful at explaining in a very clear and organized way.Thanks for your encouragement and for pushing me beyond what I thought were my limits with speaking, please continue to do what you do best.ย I want to thank you for all your help, and I would highly recommend Maria to anyone looking to take an English course. Thank you.

Franco G. - Learner who wanted to move to an English-Speaking Country

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