English Lessons


Do you want to:

star learn English?
star have an experienced certified teacher?
star have private lessons around Leiden?
star or private online lessons?

Look no further, you are at the right place!

My name is Jama Garcia and I can be your teacher.

About Me


I started teaching English and Portuguese almost two decades ago.

For over 10 years, I taught at several languages institutes in different countries. During this period, I witnessed students getting better jobs, passing language exams, travelling around the world, communicating with loved ones and expanding their horizons. Being able to guide students on their language learning journey is extremely rewarding to me.

Besides being an enthusiastic language teacher, I am also a Dutch language learner, a podcast listener and a traveller.


Pre-master's Programme English & Linguistics
Leiden University

Delta 1 & 2

Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Cambridge English Language Assessment

Post Grad

Post-graduation programme Applied Linguistic in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)


Bachelor Degree in Language Studies: Portuguese and English Languages
Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio Mesquita Filho" (UNESP)


To be able to help you out, first we have a 15 min interview. It is free of charge. You let me know why you want to learn English, your expectations and goals. Then, you take a placement test. After that, I design a course for you. As simple as that.

Your course has:

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Online Lessons via:

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I have been studying English with Jama for almost a year now. At first I thought I would not like having online lessons, but now I enjoy studying online. During the lessons, I watch videos, read articles and Jama helps me improve my presentation skills. At work, I have to communicate in English, therefore I love having a private teacher to help me boost my confidence.
Jama is a brilliant and dedicated teacher. I met her as a student and we shared some courses during the last couple of years, and since then we have been working together. She is very knowledgeable and at the same time very attentive to her students, always giving them the tools they need to learn at their best and going the extra mile for every one of them. I highly recommend her.

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