Natural English | Natural Language Institute


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The course

Natural English has helped thousands of students over more than 17 years reach their language goals. The online format allows it to be even more effective and tailored to your specific needs and preferences. All teachers are university-educated, native speakers—Americans, Britons, Australians, among other nationalities—who undergo rigorous training and evaluation. Our proprietary technology allows for a maximum degree of personalization and efficiency in the language-acquisition process.

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Natural Methodology

Natural English uses a communicative approach, focusing on the four language skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. During classes, students engage in both spontaneous and structured conversation, receiving continuous feedback and correction from teachers. To practice listening, reading, and writing, students receive a homework assignment for each class, tailored to their interests, using the Homework App.

Our teachers

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Brandeira US


Dorothy Damasceno was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the USA. She lived most of her life in New Jersey and has a broad experience in the administration of small and large businesses. Her studies included a concentration in Commercial English at the Oxford TESOL/TESL Seminar. Dorothy has tutored high school and college students, and has taught in Intercultural Studies programs. She has been an English teacher at Natural Language for many years. Her leisure activities include taking walks and reading.

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Brandeira US


Ricky was born in Washington DC and studied Visual Communication at the Parsons School of Design in New York, with a masters in Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven. He worked as a plastic artist for 5 years and for another twelve years he wrote and acted in monologues on stages in Europe and Brazil. He has worked in Amsterdam in spacial research and is interested in everything that involves innovation. He is also interested in museums and cultural heritage. Currently he is decoding the extinct language of the indigenous Kariris.

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Brandeira BR Brandeira US


When he was five years old Victor Hart lived with his American parents in Africa – he was trilingual and wondered about the differences among the various languages that surrounded him. He grew up mainly in the United States where he majored in Political Sciences at the prestigious Williams College in Massachusetts in 2000. He then returned to Brazil to take care of the family farm, and soon decided to create a language institute. In January of 2003 he hired a second teacher for Natural English (he was the first) and dedicated the next five years to developing the institute and its methodology, including a book for beginners, with original games. Currently Victor is an analyst in the international sector of the Tribunal de Contas da União (TCU), Brazil’s equivalent of the General Accounting Office (GAO). He continues to manage the farm on weekends, teaches children in the Natural Kids department of the language institute where he is available for consultations with management, and he studies Law at the University of Brasília (UnB) and Python programming on his own. Victor is a native speaker of English and Portuguese, almost-native in Spanish, and fluent in French. He dreams of adding technology to the proven success of Natural’s method in order to assist thousands of students worldwide to acquire and master foreign languages.

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Brandeira GB

Will Pattenden

Will is British, born in Bury St. Edmunds. He has always had an interest in Latin languages and cultures, leading him to travel a great deal in Latin America, discovering a particular affinity for Brazil. He studied Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Brighton. Upon his first arrival in Brazil, he became enamoured with many aspects of the culture that this fine country has to offer, particularly the unique and recognisable expression through the arts that so well defines the heart of the Brazilian identity. Not to mention the food! He spent many years involved in BMX, but is now more interested in yoga. He reads a lot and has a diverse range of interests regarding the nature of the human experience in general.

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Brandeira GY

Leola McGarrell

I was born in Guyana and grew up in Barbados, a small Island in the Caribbean. I've been living in Brasília for almost 6 years and teaching English for more than four. I love being able to see students grow in their experience with a language. I believe it's my job to provide students with the tools to help them reach their language goals. Teaching is special to me because I come from a family of teachers and I feel it's an honor to be able to spark a love of language in my students.

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Brandeira CA

Richard Tourand

Richard is Canadian, born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is an avid reader, entrepreneur, and is a certified TEFL English language instructor. His experience consists of individual and group classes at Natural. He is eager to further his skills at the Institute. Richard's greatest passions are literature, Latin culture, and sports, particularly hockey.

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Total personalization

Whether your goal is related to work, studies, passing a proficiency exam in English (such as TOEFL or IELTS), or traveling, we are committed to the total customization of your course experience. We use your interests, objectives, hobbies, and general profile to provide you with homework assignments exclusively made or selected for you. During class, teachers use engaging conversation to identify and register the vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar points you need to learn through the Lessons App. You can review this content in a dynamic and enjoyable way, including using games, in your Student Space.

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Study Online

Natural Online offers the same quality and benefits as an in-person course: native-speaking teachers, the motivational Natural method, and proprietary apps that enhance the learning process.

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Begin your English journey today!

For students that have had little or previous contact with the language, we have developed an innovative and extremely efficient method: our Basic One. With this approach, you will be guided to speak using original sentences from the very first class, through the use of games and fun activities. You will quickly acquire the most essential vocabulary and grammar in the language, allowing for authentic communication as soon as possible.

Start at any time, whatever your level

At Natural, you don’t need to wait until the next semester to begin your studies: you can start learning today! Since we offer personalized classes tailored to your needs, interests, and schedule, you can start anytime, whether you are a beginner or highly advanced.

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