Inglês, english

An informal experience to learn languages

TEA is not a language school. In fact, it is an anti-school: we are an unconventional alternative to traditional learning systems.

We offer a specialized service for private language classes, with a methodology that favors simplicity, personalization and flexibility in learning. 


Just like having tea with a friend.

Learn a language should be as simple as having tea with a friend

More than a service, TEA is a language learning experience: English for Portuguese speakers and Portuguese for English speakers, using informal learning processes within natural, real or virtual, settings.

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Individual TEA sessions are our most "classic" affair: one-on-one sessions with one of our teachers, to learn the language in a totally personalized and flexible way. These TEA sessions may be in-person in social settings, online or blended.

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Group Classes

These are TEA sessions in groups of up to 4 people on the same level facilitated by one of our teachers, to learn the language by interacting and sharing. Just as individual ones, these TEA sessions may be in-person in social settings, online or blended.

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Exclusive Programs

Group learning experiences with a directed focus, aimed at developing specific language skills. These programs may be online or in-person and have limited access due to their specificity.

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TEA hosts regular events to bring all our CommuniTEA together, from teachers and students to friends and TEA partners, to socialize, practice the language and trade ideas in a relaxed informal atmosphere.

The story of an affair

TEA was born in 2013 as a rebellious response to traditional language learning systems, for we believe that everyone is entitled to enjoy Language as a positive experience. In a very natural manner, TEA has been taking its space as a way of being, and over time we have been collecting friends and many stories to tell.


Despite all the planning and professionalism, our sessions really feel like a conversation between friends, enhancing the mastery of the Portuguese language as a whole, through informal learning processes, in natural contexts where we can have a cup of tea.


Mission – To provide a full set of contexts, processes and tools for a natural and effective learning of the Language


Values – Simplicity, Transparency, Customization and Flexibility

Very fun and interesting concept. Wonderful teacher. Thank you for everything.
Daniela Pimentel

Our Team

We are a group of rebels who believe that a language is best learnt in the least conventional way possible, and that everyone is entitled to a positive learning experience.

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Yonara Mateus


Inventive and provocative, she is the one formally in charge of TEA but her job is all about “adding fuel to the fire”.

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Isabel Cordeiro


Relational and sensible, she is great at “dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s” and gives consistency to TEA pedagogy.

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Practical and insightful, our “rookie” brings fresh air into the team and always has a “card up her sleeve” to get to a solution.

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