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Conversação em inglês

Teacher: Dana Marlin (Rio de Janeiro)

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Hourly rates:
1 student: BRL R$70.00
2 students: BRL R$67.00
3+ students: BRL R$65.00
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Conversação em inglês

(English Conversation)

Course description:

O foco deste curso é para os alunos a desenvolver habilidades de comunicação ( ouvir e falar) em Inglês ao discutir problemas da vida real e os eventos. Unidades incluem honestidade , tecnologia, questões médicas , dinheiro , mídia , expressões idiomáticas e gírias.

In this course, students develop communication skills (listening and speaking) in English while discussing real-life problems and events. Available units include honesty, technology, medical questions, money, media, idiomatic expressions and slang.

Teaching approach:

This course has a strong focus in developing topics which the students find interesting and applicable. While the coursework has an outline, there is some flexibility to the topics to keep students engaged and motivated. Outside sources included YouTube and Facebook are prominent in developing the context of this course.

Places where you can take this course:

English classes, Rio de Janeiro
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English classes, Rio de Janeiro
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Hourly rates:

1 student:BRL R$70.00*
2 students:BRL R$67.00 per student*
3+ students:BRL R$65.00 per student*

* Plus BRL R$6.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: BRL R$6.00 (per student)

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In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Dana Marlin

City / Country of origin: Chicago, USA

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: English, Portuguese


I have left the terrible snow and business of Chicago to be back where I belong, in Rio de Janeiro. My first experience with the cidade maravilhosa was in 2012 when I was studying Brazilian culture and Portuguese. That was also my first time teaching English as a Second Language. Teaching English is such a dynamic experience. Learning all the nuances of the language and trying to pass these along across different cultures makes every class fresh and exciting. Of course, I have been blessed to have amazing students who have come from different backgrounds and with different motivations for studying English. When I am not teaching, I enjoy visting art museums, cooking, and walking around the city.


IDELT TESOL certification, Bridge TEFL, January 2016.


English as a Second Language, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I taught adult learners will levels ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced.

English as a Second Language, Cabritos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I taught pre-teen and adult learners. These classes focused as a supplementary course. Students were generally intermediate to advanced.

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Learn English: Conversação em inglês

Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

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