Apresento para você a história de um dos maiores colaboradores do English Experts.
O professor Adir mora em Bebedouro/SP e tem uma experiência de mais 20 anos no ensino de idiomas (Espanhol e Inglês). Os artigos escritos por ele, aqui no blog, sempre fazem muito sucesso entre os leitores.
Seguem abaixo algumas informações interessantes contidas no depoimento do Prof. Adir:
- Eu comecei a estudar Inglês em 1985 com 10 anos de idade, na época a música We are the World havia sido lançada e eu decidi traduzir a letra da musica, foi aí que tudo começou;
- Eu estudei inglês no ginásio, mas em 1989 comecei a estudar Inglês em uma escola de idiomas;
- Em 1992 com 17 anos eu fui convidado para trabalhar na Wizard e vi nisso uma ótima oportunidade.
Ouça o áudio completo:
Transcrição do Podcast
Hey you all listening to this podcast from English Experts. This is Prof. Adir speaking.
First of all, I’m sorry for my voice. I’ve been kind of flu in these days, so it’s not so good.
Well, Alessandro asked me to tell you how I learned English, so I’m gonna tell you a bit of my story:
It all started in 1985. I was ten years old, and the song “We are the world” came on. Somehow, I got whole of the lyrics with the translation, and I started comparing the two languages: English and Portuguese. And, at that time, I was also giving a dictionary series and a very old English course with a booklet and four long plays. And I used to study day and night, I was really, really hard at it.
I had English classes at school, but it was back in 1989 when I started learning English at a Language Institute formally. I studied really, really hard, so I got moved on to higher levels.
In 1992, I was seventeen and I was invited to work at a Wizard school, because people knew that I already spoke English so they saw an opportunity there for me. Then, at that time, I guess I really started to learn English, because when you teach, you gotta be sure of so many things.
I really hit the books and had the help of some fellow teachers. Every higher level I was gonna teach, I used to go through the whole book, and studied front to back looking for more examples of the words there were used, did some grammar reviews and antecipated prolems students might have when I presented it to them.
Another thing that has really helped me, throughout these years, is that I’m very analytical. I just don’t browse through stuff and feel happy about it. I need to know the details. And that goes with every aspect of English: grammar, vocabulary, pronounciation and so forth. I also write a lot of stuff down and review it as much as possible. So it becomes part of my active vocabulary.
The sitcoms and tv shows have helped me improve my English too, I watch them all the time. And movies too, alone, preferably, so I can pause it and jump down things I didn’t know or wasn’t really aware of, such as collocations, slang, expressions or even the pronounciation of some difficult words.
Well, I guess this is it. There’s only one recipe for improving your English: you gotta be humble and remember that however much you know, there’s even a truckload more to learn.
Keep up the good work, take care you guys and bye-bye!
Adir, obrigado pelo depoimento.
All the best!