Learn English Sao Paulo

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Hourly rates:
1 student: BRL R$60.00
2 students: BRL R$48.00
3+ students: BRL R$40.00
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Course description:

Aulas semanais ou com frequencia determinada pelo aluno.
Material estruturado através de livros didáticos, gramáticas, textos, entre outros. Foco inicial em conversação.
Opção de Inglês para Negócios
Aulas totalmente ministradas em inglês
Avaliações trimestrais

Clases semanales o con la frecuencia deseada por el estudiante
Material estruturado con libros didacticos, gramaticas, textos y otros. Enfoque incila en conversación.
Opción de inglés para negocios.
Clases dadas en inglés
Evaluación a cada 3 meses

Teaching approach:

Aulas extremante individualizadas inserindo os interesses do aluno como parte fundamental da aula, seja através de discussões estruturadas ou materiais específicos. Foco inicial em conversação para que o aluno comece a adquirir desenvoltura na língua

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English classes, Sao Paulo
Coffee shop: Frans Café
Av. Angélica 2530, Higienólopis, São Paulo - SP, CEP 01228-200
English classes, Sao Paulo
Coffee shop: Frans Café
Pça Benedito Calixto 191, Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, CEP 05406-040
English classes, Sao Paulo
Coffee shop: Frans Café
Rua Tomás Carvalhal, 449 - Paraíso, São Paulo - SP, CEP 04006-001
English classes, Sao Paulo
Coffee shop: Starbuck
Rua Haddock Lobo, 608 - Cerqueira César, São Paulo - SP, CEP01414-000
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Hourly rates:

1 student:BRL R$60.00*
2 students:BRL R$48.00 per student*
3+ students:BRL R$40.00 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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Lavinia Fontenele

City / Country of origin: São Paulo - Brazil

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish


First of all, I love to teach English! I have experience in teaching groups and individuals. I love to bring my students subjects of interest into my classes through assignments, cases or discussions. I'm good humoured and patient. I have a long business experience, so I'm really good at teaching business English.

I'm a BSc in Biology and I also have a Teaching Degree in Natural Sciences. I have an E-MBA from Business School in São Paulo in association with the University of Toronto where I attended several courses. I also have a Master in International Business for Norges Handelshoyskole in Bergen, Norway.

I've worked for 24 years in multinational corporations in the pharmaceutical field, in marketing, sales and management.

I love to travel and I've been in about 30 countries, both for business and tourism. I really like to get in touch with different cultures and people. This experience can be much enhanced if you speak one or more foreign languages.

I hope to see you in one of my classes!

Em primeiro lugar, acho importante dizer que realmente gosto de dar aulas de inglês ou português para estrangeiros. Tenho bastante experiência como professora particular (aulas individuais) e também para aulas em grupos. Uma das coisas que gosto de fazer em minhas aulas é trazer a realidade do aluno para dentro da aula através de discussões estruturadas, discussão de casos ou mesmo através de tarefas específicas. Tenho ótimo senso de humor e sou bastante paciente. Também tenho grande experiência em negócios, o que facilita muito ao ensinar inglês para negócios.

Sou Bacharel em Ciências Biológias e também sou Licenciado no mesmo campo de estudos. Possuo um E-MBA pela Business School de São Paulo em colaboração com a Universidade de Toronto onde fiz vários cursos do currículo. Além disso, também possuo um Master in International Business pela Norges Handelshoskole em Bergen, Norway.

Tenho 24 anos de experiência em corporações multinacionais da indústria farmacêutica, onde desenvolvi carreira em marketing, vendas e gestão.

Adoro viajar e visitei quase 30 países, tanto a negócios como por turismo. Eu realmente gosto de conhecer novos lugares, pessoas e culturas diferentes. Isso fica muito mais fácil quando se fala uma ou mais línguas estrangeiras.

Espero te ver em uma das minhas aulas!


Cambridge Certification - British Council 1979
BSc in Biology - UFSCar - 1986
Teaching degree in Natural Sciences (licenciatura em ciências) - UFSCar - 1986
TOEFL - 1988
Master in International Business - Norges Handelshoyskole - 1990
Creating Value - Wharton School of Business - 1998
Global Positioning - Wharton School of Business - 2000
E-MBA - Business School São PAulo and University of Toronto - 2003


Folkeuniversitet - Krisitiansand - Norway
Private classes - São Paulo Brazil
Translation assignments - Brazil

Courses by this teacher:

Learn English: 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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