About the School

Our History

About the school

The school was established in 2008, by Katia Pitta, a native of the Bahian region.

She officially set up the school after studying in Europe for over three years. She developed this school project to cater for the locals of the area and visitors to Itacaré.

Easy2speak is an independent school which prides itself on providing a personal service, tailored to meet the needs of an individual or group.

The school had its first graduates of the Cambridge English Certificate exams in 2016, a very proud moment for all involved. Every year we encourage many more students to elevate their English skills to this standard and study for the Cambridge Certificate.

Our Mission

To enable students speak a new language with confidence

The mission of the school is to enable students to speak English/ Portuguese confidently, by learning in a creative and exciting way. As teachers, we seek to inspire the local students and be a part of their broader educational experience. For those foreigners who want to learn/ improve a language whilst on holiday, we aim to make lessons fun and be a highlight of their trip.

We want to help you learn English/ Portuguese in order to:

  • Be able to speak a new language.
  • Improve your language for personal or professional use.
  • Study and/ or work abroad.
  • Improve your employment prospects.

Our Philosophy

Learn with fun and creativity.

Easy2speak is a friendly, independent and professional language school. We pride ourselves on providing a personal service, tailored to the needs of an individual or group.

Our students are grouped according to their level of English or Portuguese.

The courses involve traditional grammar theory with a strong emphasis on conversational skills. Materials include books, games, videos, songs, magazines, newspapers and simulated conversations. Coursework also focuses on the culture of the country and its history.

Meet Our Team

We have qualified teachers who come from all over the world to teach with us for three/six months. They bring with them a wide variety of experiences and cultures which greatly adds to the learning atmosphere of the school.

Katia Pitta Knegtel

Director and Portuguese/English Teacher
Katia is a Brazilian native who lived and studied in an English speaking country. She graduated from the Brazilian University in Pedagogy and Abbey College Dublin in English. She has teaching certificates such as TEFL, CELTA, IELTS, TESOL, and FETAC. She has been teaching full time since 2002. She is passionate about teaching and her...

Helen Cleary

Manager and English Teacher
Helen joined the Easy2speak team in November 2016. She is a native English speaker and a qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). She has experience teaching English to students of many nationalities, in small groups or on their own.

Stella Encarnação

Receptionist and English Teacher for children
Stella has been working at Easy2Speak since 2012. She graduated from the University UNOPAR – Ilhéus with the degree in Pedagogy.  Portuguese is her native language and she also speaks English. Her main duty is to ensure that the student’s individual needs are met.

Ellen Sena

Receptionist
Ellen joined the Easy2speak team in March 2017. Portuguese is Ellen’s native language. She is attending English classes at the school and is currently at intermediate level.

Introducing some of our past and present staff

Work with us

Are you an experienced teacher who wants to work and live in Itacaré?

Do you want to teach English while living in a beautiful beach town? A teaching job at Easy2Speak is perfect for those who want to combine work with experiencing authentic Brazilian life. While Itacaré is a popular tourist destination it still has a laid back non-commercialized charm. You can pursue your other interests like surfing, yoga, capoeira, samba or even lazing on the beach and topping up your tan!

Send us your resume and tell us about yourself 🙂

Contact us and we would be delighted to answer any questions you may have. You can also send your resume and we will contact you when a suitable vacancy opens up.

Great team to work with

The school manager is available to help you find things, ideas, activities that specifically work with the Itacaré student´s profile.

Itacaré Brazilian paradise

The school is located in Itacaré in the province of Bahia approximately 150 miles (250km) south of Salvador. Itacaré is known for its many beautiful beaches and waterfalls. It is very popular for water sports and adventure activities. 

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