All materials are created by Maria Inês Teixeira, English teacher at Wall Street English Portugal, certified by Cambridge with the TKT Teaching Knowledge Certificate (2018).
What to expect from Advanced English Now lesson plans: 1) flexible exercises that allow you to shorten or lengthen them according to your class profile. 2) flexible interaction patterns, so you won't ever have to worry about even or odd student numbers, or one student skipping class and ruining your entire plan. 3) lots of speaking practice with intriguing, provocative topics to inspire your students to get creative with English when they are bored of talking about traveling or how their weekend went. 4) exercises that actually treat your adult students like adults, not children (that means, no worksheets here with cartoons, cute kittens or Clipart). 5) all images used were either taken by me, are public domain, or are classified by Google Images as free to use and share, so you won't have to worry about giving credit or having watermarks/annoying logos all over your worksheets!
Certified by Cambridge with the TKT Teaching Knowledge Certificate, achieving Band 4 (highest possible grade) in all three modules in July 2018.
BA Art Studies (2013, University of Lisbon, Portugal). MSc Cultural Management (2015, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal). Exchange program in Cultural Management (2015, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey).
Born and raised in Portugal, I have always been encouraged by my family to learn English. My mother used to be an English teacher, and I remember sitting next to her as she was creating new classes, playing audio files, preparing cards and writing her lesson plans. I grew up watching Disney movies in their original version, reading books in English, singing to my idols' greatest hits in English...even creating my own song lyrics in English as a 12-year old! Today, I have lived in three different countries, speak more than five languages and dream of building a solid career in language education. My passion for learning foreign languages is one of my greatest strengths, as it helps me empathize with my students. I often think: "If I were paying this amount of money for a language course, what would I like my teacher to teach me today?". That is always my starting point: what is fun for my students? What could be challenging for them? What will make them laugh or smile? I will do everything in my power never to lose this joy I have for learning something new.