About Annette Costa
Dive into a Multilingual Odyssey with a Dynamic Language Coach!
From Montreal to Multilingual Mastery
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, I was immersed in a tapestry of languages from an early age, learning three simultaneously: Portuguese at home, and French and English at school. People often ask me, "What language do you think in?" Well, I can't quite pinpoint one because my choice depends on context, making my communication style dynamic and engaging. My lifelong passion for languages and teaching led me to study Languages and Literature, and I became a certified TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) professional. Upon moving to Portugal in 2000, I began teaching English across various age groups and industries, from kindergarten to corporate settings, adding Spanish and Italian to my repertoire. In 2017, I embarked on a journey to perfect my linguistic skills and became a certified Neurolanguage Coach® with a focus on efficient language coaching. This innovative approach allowed me to tailor sessions for a deeper understanding of language. Through my extensive background, diverse teaching experience, and advanced training, I've evolved into the accomplished teacher and coach I aspired to be. I welcome the opportunity to have you join my professional journey, and if you're eager to excel, don't hesitate to reach out. Let's embark on this language-learning adventure together.
"Classes with Annette were interesting because we reviewed the basics. Through grammar, games and phonetics. We spoke about various subjects. I am more comfortable when listening to others and when speaking."
Is it with great satisfaction that I write this message to someone who makes me believe that learning English is possible. After several attempts trying to gain confidence to speak English, I had the enormous privilege of meeting Annette. She has helped me to eliminate this barrier of fear of speaking in English. In each class I gain this confidence, with the great opportunity to learn at home, through SKYPE, with interactive classes. It helps me to build conversation in a relaxed and easy going way. Thank you so much for your patience and dedication!"
"Annette, Today was my presentation. I was a little nervous but I was able to do it very well. I feel that I'm stronger and confident when speaking English. Thank you for your support and patience. Apart from teaching me, you gave me the confidence I needed."
"My main goals were to improve my self confidence and my performance when giving presentations in English. Thanks to Annette's help and patience, I have achieved these goals. Our journey is not finished, as there is more to learn. Thank you Annette!"
“Annette is the perfect teacher for those who don't have much time but need to improve their English language. Annette made my learning process simple, fun and motivating. Love her!!!”
"Taking English lessons with Annette is very stimulating because it is so different from the conventional teaching. The lessons are totally adapted to the student rhythm and needs. Thanks to her method it is easy to study English even after a working day. Learning English doesn't need to be boring."
"I found Annette at a crucial moment in my life! I already had some necessary English skills but had not practiced for many years! I was able to successfully achieve my goals thanks to the extraordinary ability to teach and get me right to gain confidence in my English again! Without you, it would never have been possible to reach my dream job!" Thank you!"
"I always had difficulties in English. As I work in a Multinational, English is essential. Before having classes with Annette, I couldn't maintain a conversation nor lead a conference call. With Annette's methodology and, with all that I learnt, I was able to lose my fear and gain confidence. I am now capable of leading a conference call as well as, conversations with my colleagues from around the world."