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Best Books for Portuguese Speakers to Learn English

Best Books for Portuguese Speakers to Learn English When learning English as a foreign language the problem is that almost all books are for all students learning the language. The same book is used in China, Russia, Spain, Portugal and Brazil etc. What I think is needed is a set of resources that consider the […]

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9 More English Tips for People that Speak Portuguese

9 more great English tips taken from my notes from over 2500 classes with students that speak Portuguese. We start with 4 verbs that can cause problems for Portuguese speakers. These are what I call Double Verbs in my book, that is there is 1 verb in Portuguese but there are two, or sometimes more, […]

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How to learn English

How to learn English Many students want to know the best way to learn English, especially how to learn English by yourself. I have been a teacher of English since 2013, teaching in Uruguay for 7 months and then in Brazil for 3.5 years. In that time I have gained good experience in how to […]

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A Typical English Class

Teaching English privately is different to teaching in a school. I have taught English since 2013 and have realised what my students want, what they don’t get from English classes in schools and how to make their language learning as efficient as possible. So after teaching more than 2500 English classes to Brazilians, this is […]

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Learn English Online: 5 Essential Resources You Might Not Know About

Learn English Online Google Translate is the default online translator when learning a language, however, there are other options when you want to learn English online plus tools like browser extensions that make reading English online a lot easier.  Finding someone to practise speaking English with at no cost is a common problem but we […]

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More Quick Tips and Common Errors

Some more quick tips and common errors for Portuguese speakers. This is all new material but is similar to that in my book, you can read a sample of my book here. Word order is a particularly important grammar point and demais/muito and too/very is a common mistake. I also have some tips on verbs […]

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Pronunciation Tips Audio Files

In my book Eliminate the 63 Most Common Mistakes Portuguese Speakers Make in English I have a couple of units showing the most important pronunciation issues for Portuguese speakers.  You read a sample of this book here and the example audio files are below: Unit 48 pronunciation of ordinal numbers in English [first, second, third, etc] […]

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Welcome to our New Look

Welcome to the new look The Irish English Teacher! Throughout 2018 I will be adding valuable content to the revamped site. Some of this information will be for all students of English as a foreign language but it will mainly be for Portuguese speakers. I will also put up some interesting posts on Ireland, learning […]