I have never had a better language instructor than Celisa. Her command of the Portuguese language and ability to teach is incredible. Celisa was able to explain the history and reason behind words and phrases with entertaining anecdotes, which helped me remember what would typically be forgotten in a normal language lesson.
Celisa took a personal interest in the progression of my Portuguese, which started from nothing and was conversational at the end of two months.
I looked forward to my two hour classes with her every day and thanks to what she taught me, I got to know Brazil from the inside, by traveling and talking to locals in their own language. I miss the beautiful Florianopolis and the people I met there, especially minha profesora (my teacher).