A Familia ELS

Somos uma escola em Belo Horizonte que trabalha só com nativos da língua inglesa.

Nossos professores guiam os alunos no caminho da fluência e os ajudam ultrapassar barreiras na comunicação.

Steven

Co-Fundador
Auckland, New Zealand
Professor de inglês

  • Nickname: Steve
  • Favorite English Phrase: Time flies like an arrow but fruit flies like bananas!
  • Favorite Portuguese phrase: Beleza Pura!
  • Biggest Pet Peeve: When people use “gonna” and “cos”
  • If I had an extra R$1000 to spend every month I would…: Stock up my wine cellar!

Jason

Co-Fundador
Toronto, ON, Canada
Professor de inglês

  • Nickname: Jay
  • Where I come from…: the winters are cold and the beer is colder
  • Favorite English Phrase: You snooze, you lose.
  • When I first came to Brazil…: I saw the ocean for the first time
  • Biggest Pet Peeve: When people make small purchases with cheques at the supermarket

Viviane

Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Gerente de Operações


  • NicknameVivica
  • Where I come from…: People are friendly and love to feed you when you go to their house
  • Favorite English PhraseFool me once, shame on you…Fool me twice shame on me.
  • Favorite Portuguese phraseGentileza gera gentileza
  • What’s something that lifts your spirits when you’re feeling down? Listen to and sing aloud to “O que é, o que é” by Gonzaguinha

Andrew

London, England
Professor de inglês

  • Nickname: Andy
  • Where I come from…: London, England
  • Favorite English Phrase: Barking up the wrong tree
  • Favorite Portuguese phrase: Onde judas perdeu as botas
  • What’s something that lifts your spirits when you’re feeling down? Indian food

Meredith

Washington DC, USA
Professora de inglês
 

  • Nickname: Merry
  • Where I come from…: Washington DC, USA
  • Favorite English Phrase: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
  • Favorite Portuguese phrase: Quem canta seus males espanta
  • What’s something that lifts your spirits when you’re feeling down? Adorable animals!

Heather

Plymouth, England
Professora de inglês
 

  • Nickname:
  • Where I come from…: Plymouth, England
  • Favorite English Word: Haberdashery
  • Favorite Portuguese phrase: Para Ingles ver
  • What’s something that lifts your spirits when you’re feeling down? Chocolate!! 😀

Carolina

Santiago, Chile
Professora de espanhol
 

  • Nickname: Carol / Carito
  • Where I come from…: Santiago, Chile
  • Favorite Spanish Phrase: “pasarlo chancho” – in Chilean Spanish means “having a great time”
  • Favorite Portuguese phrase: quando algo é “mamão com açúcar
  • What’s something that lifts your spirits when you’re feeling down? Listen some good music and drink Chilean wine 🍷also play with my dog Golías

Arnaud

Democratic Republic of Congo
Professor de Francês
 

  • Nickname: Z’rah B’zih
  • Where I come from…: République Démocratique du Congo
  • Favorite French Phrase: En disant rien, on a tout dit
  • Favorite Portuguese phrase: Cada qual com seu igual
  • What’s something that lifts your spirits when you’re feeling down? Music always music … one that i never stop listening to is ” Chasing the Sun” from The Wanted

Kyle Alting

Ontario, Canada
Professor de inglês
 

  • Nickname:
  • Where I come from…: Ontario, Canada
  • Favorite English Phrase: Givin’ er
  • Favorite Portuguese phrase:
  • What’s something that lifts your spirits when you’re feeling down? Lifting Weights in the Gym

 

 

 

Joey

Florida, USA
Professor de inglês
 

  • Nickname: pin
  • Where I come from…: Florida, USA
  • Favorite English Phrase:  Fulfill your dreams!
  • Favorite Portuguese phrase: Fica tranquilo
  • What’s something that lifts your spirits when you’re feeling down? Traveling and taking photos always lifts my spirits