My name is Chris. I live in Johannesburg and I enrolled in Mia’s A1 and A2 courses last year as I need to pass the A2 Portuguese exam for the Portugal Golden Visa programme. There are a number of Brazilian Portuguese courses out there but very few European Portuguese courses and I have found Mia’s lectures to be excellent and inexpensive. What’s more, one can post messages or email Mia with queries and she responds quickly and in detail. Mia’s command of English helps a great deal in explaining some of the more difficult aspects of Portuguese. In summary, I can highly recommend her courses.
- Chris L.
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Mia Esmeriz has been by far, the BEST language instruction I have found, when looking for help learning Portuguese. Whether you are looking to learn a new language while in COVID quarantine, or to learn basics for an upcoming visit to Portugal, or even relocation purposes, you will not be disappointed with Mia Esmeriz Academy. As a self-learner of many languages, ranging from French, Spanish, Turkish, German and now Portuguese, Mia’s approach brings much more than any book purchase can do. Her videos, with lectures you can download, allows self-paced learning. I feel as though being able to stop, pause, rewind, and take notes brings so much to the lesson. I started with purchasing the A1-A2 bundle, and after I was barely through the first few lectures, I quickly realized the incredible value in her pricing and content… so I purchased the B1-B2 bundle! Although I’m currently in A2 level, each of Mia’s lectures close with testing your knowledge, and encouraging the students to post their own applied learning with sentences, phrases, stories, etc. One thing that I personally love about Mia, is that she isn’t the instructor that will let you get by with errors, but rather will correct your mistakes, and encourage you on your learning path. She offers email support and enthusiastically cheers you on, explaining, providing examples and tips on how to improve your learning. Mia truly has a beautiful personality, and her knowledge and expertise in teaching shines through from her core. She wants you to do well, and is there to assist every step of the way. You couldn’t ask for a more passionate and dedicated instructor. Muitíssimo obrigada, Mia!!
Olá! I am Mia, and I have been teaching Portuguese for more than a decade now. From a young age, I loved languages, and I knew that I wanted to become a teacher pretty early on. So I did. I taught Portuguese and English to children in state schools, but I just knew that was not yet what I dreamed to do.
After coming back from The Netherlands, where I lived for three years, I did not know what to do. I had a master degree in teaching Portuguese as a Second Language, but I had no job and things were not so easy here in Portugal to get one.
I was at a loss, but actually that is when everything started to change: I started teaching one-on-one classes online and soon I realised that people really enjoyed what I did! More and more, I had students coming to me and asking me to give them classes.
So I came up with an idea: I would build my own online school and create courses online, that could reach more people and help students become fluent in Portuguese!
And this is how Mia Esmeriz Academy was created! I studied and studied, I learnt a lot of new skills to be able to teach online and I put together years of experience and hours of commitment that culminated in my online courses!
Just come with me in this adventure and don't forget to have fun while learning Portuguese :)
Learning a new language is always a challenge no matter how many other languages you might already speak. It will always require a lot of work. Fortunately, Mia’s course has made it easier to understand many basic rules and structure in a very pleasant and fun way. The lectures are simple and to the point. And Mia makes it possible for the students to understand even if English is not your native language. The course has helped me to take my first steps in this beautiful adventure, in learning Portuguese, and it has motivated me to learn more! I’m looking forward to new lectures from Mia! Muito obrigada, Mia!
- Ilénia H.
I am so delighted that I have found your program for European Portuguese. I am from South Africa, living in North Wales, and my dream is to retire in Portugal. I would like to take this opportunity and say “You are fabulous”! You explain the course material in a very clear and understandable manner. And there is your lovely personality too! Thank you SO very much. The way you have set up the presentation sequence also makes learning so much easier. I have gone through the course once. I have started from the beginning, making notes as I go and I stop until I understand. Thank you once again for being the amazing teacher you are and most wonderful person too. Blessings, René.
- René M.