Don't feel like fish out of water when you speak English!
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.
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 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗮𝘂, and it usually happens once you reach an intermediate level of proficiency. 𝙋𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬. 𝙄𝙩'𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙡!
So, now, your English is pretty good. You can speak when you need to, but you still:
🟡 are still translating from your native language, so you constantly feel uncomfortable or doubt yourself
🔵 want to understand native speakers without asking them to repeat what they've said, so ask them to send you an email
🟠 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
🔴 lack confidence when you speak, so you don’t speak up in meetings or conference calls
🟢 know you're knowledgeable in your field, but you 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶'𝘳𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘞𝘏𝘖 𝘠𝘖𝘜 𝘈𝘙𝘌 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘨𝘦, so you miss the opportunity to build effective relationships with customers, colleagues or suppliers losing out on business.
𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙚𝙙; 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙚. 𝙄 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥.
My goal is to help you
🟡gain confidence within different cultural contexts and build relationships
🔵use appropriate English Sounds so you will understand others and improve your speech
🟠expand your Business English vocabulary and understand how formality is articulated in English
🔴express yourself confidently during meetings and conference calls
🟢𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙠 at your job, be open to new career opportunities, and 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙛𝙡𝙪𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙀𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙝 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚.
🎯𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚍𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚎𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚑𝚜.. 🗓️
📩 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.
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.
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.
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.
What my clients say.....
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. 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.