About Us

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Who we are

The Natural Language Institute stands out from the competition due to the quality of its teaching professionals, its highly efficient, technology-enhanced method, and the excellent results obtained by students of all ages and levels.

All of the teachers are experienced, university-educated, native speakers who undergo rigorous training and evalutation With a view to utmost efficiency and personalization, online classes are provided as individual tutoring sessions.

Our regular offerings are Natural English, Français Naturel, Español Natural, Português Natural, Natural Kids e Natural Teens.

The best testament to the quality of our teaching is provided by our satisfied students who have been served by Natural over the past 17 years.

The Natural Language Institute is continuously innovating and enhancing its services. Keep up with the new developments Natural Labs has in store for you.

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Our methodology

Our communicative method approaches learning with a focus on the four core language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. A crucial element is students’ enthusiasm and motivation, which we strive to reinforce continually. The teacher-student relationship is characterized by politeness, respect, creativity, individual attention, and personalization of classes and content, making the language acquisition process engaging and enjoyable.

Students receive personalized reading, listening, and writing assignments to practice at home. These may include current news articles, literature, TV and movies, TED talks, music—always authentic content tailored to students’ current level and interests.

Classes are a combination of structured and free-flowing conversation based on the homework assignment and a broad variety of topics of discussion, aimed at providing students with increasing fluency and confidence in their speaking abilities. The specific approach is tailored to students’ exact needs and learning objectives. Teachers introduce new vocabulary in the context of conversation and correct mistakes in grammar and pronunciation.

The vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation items that are most important for the student to learn are recorded through a proprietary app and become the content for students to master over time. They are organized into lessons and can be reviewed with fun games and activities, such as Crosswords, Flashcards, and the original Grammar Rush game.

The combination of authentic materials geared to students’ interests, engaging conversation with native-speaking professionals, and context-based, personalized content is what makes our Natural methodology stand apart.

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Our team

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Victor | Founder

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 nearby Brasília. 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 teaching method in order to assist thousands of students worldwide to acquire and master foreign languages.

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Mason | Public Relations

Mason Katlin is from California, in the USA. After finishing high school, she studied Portuguese in Brasília for a year. She then returned to the US and studied Public Relations at California State University, Chico, with a two-semester student exchange at UNIMORE Reggio Emilia in Italy and one semester in Florianópolis, Brazil. She was an au pair in Italy, and has worked as a swimming instructor and as a web designer. Her interests include movies, cooking, traveling and physical activities.“

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Harla | Management

Harla was born in Brasília where continues to live. She studied Administration and completed her graduate work in Public Management. She also studied English for eight years, She has visited Bolívia and many states in Brazil including Bahia, Espírito Santo and Rondônia. She is a very active person who always tries to be attuned to the feelings of others – she loves to talk with people and to assist them in any way she can.

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Leila | Reception

Before joining Natural Language Institute, Leila worked four years in public service. She likes to read – Fiction, History, Brazilian Literature and Poetry. She has traveled around Brazil, to various states such as Bahia, Goiás and Minas Gerais. Her hobbies include gastronomy, TV series, books, movies, theatre, music – she loves all forms of culture.

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Mateus | Natural Labs

Born in Brasília, Mateus majored in Computer Sciences at the University of Brasília (UnB). As a graduate student he attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he was able to practice his English and meet people from many countries. Mateus works at Natural Labs, the institute’s technology and innovation center, and is always willing to help out.

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Diego | Management

Born in a small town in the interior of the state of Minas Gerais, Diego moved as a small boy to Brasília where he grew up. A lover of technology, he studied Computer Sciences at the University of Brasília. He lived three months in Argentina where he improved his Spanish and also his English while working in a hostel. After he returned to Brasília, Diego worked as a systems developer in the area of language learning support. Currently he is manager of the team of teachers at Natural Institute, and he teaches Portuguese for as a Foreign Language.