I'm a curious guy who learned a second language because I needed to. Like so many other people, I had no idea where to begin...
I started learning English in my early twenties, while I was serving on a mission in my native country, Brazil.
As most Brazilians speak only Portuguese, for seven months learning English had nothing to do with my mission.
At that time I was transferred to the staff.
Then, understanding new missionaries who didn't speak any Portuguese became my top priority.
At first, my efforts didn't bring great results, because I had no plan to follow. But since I found the ONE THING I needed to focus my attention on, speaking English became a matter of time and dedication.
It was back in 1991 - and overcoming this challenge set the tone for the rest of my life.
I graduated in English & Portuguese and with my wife's help we run a language school in Angra dos Reis - close to Paraty - in Rio de Janeiro State.