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Maria Inês Teixeira

Cambridge-certified teacher and language geek born and raised in Portugal. I speak five languages, have lived in three different countries and have made it my mission to teach languages to others and make it as fun and fast as possible.

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What teaching today means: Six reflections
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Much has changed since teaching came to be.From individual mentorship to lectures in huge auditorium...

How to set and meet your teaching goals this year: 8 tips
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We, humans, love setting goals. The difficult thing is accomplishing them!How often have you decided...

Three in-class approaches to increasing student confidence
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Another day. You walk into the classroom.Students have occupied the back seats, but the front ones a...

How (and why) to encourage failure in your classroom
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Some refuse to speak.Some prefer not to participate.Some turn red every time you mention their name....

Simple tricks to flip these six common teacher habits
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“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together”.Van Gogh’s ...

So a student cried in class? Here are 11 approaches to take
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If you have been teaching for some time now, you’ve likely seen a student cry in class. The reasons ...

Christmas activities for adult learners and a diverse classroom
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Christmas is approaching.As a teacher, you might be feeling excited…or deflated as the year comes to...

6 New Year activities to get your adult learners chatting
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New Year’s Eve is a powerful time for people around the world, but it carries challenges for languag...