About us

About us2018-12-02T20:39:34+00:00

or many professionals English is essential for career advancement and making the most of job opportunities. But traditional English lessons in a classroom are difficult to build into today’s busy lives.

  • We design our schedule around your work and other commitments, to make learning convenient and stress-free
  • We teach online, so you can learn from your home, workplace, or anywhere else in the world
  • We offer flexible courses targeted towards Business English, Conversational English, or Examinations, targeting lessons towards your personal goals

So whether you may wish to get a qualification, win a promotion, relocate, or simply brush up your English skills, we have the perfect solution for you.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? At Step-up English we can help you get there faster!

Executive team


Kasia has been involved in English language teaching for over 15 years, having worked in several countries, including Ireland, the UK, China, Poland and Portugal. She´s now based in Lisbon. She´s an expert in Business English, soft skills training and holds various international teaching qualifications, including an Irish RELSA and a BA in Linguistics. Kasia has numerous years of English language training experience for companies around the world, including Huayi Chemicals (China), British American Tobacco (Russia), Ericsson (Communication Technology, Worldwide), Arrow Electronics Inc. (Electronic Components, Distribution, Germany), SAP (Business Applications, Japan), Oracle (Computer Technology, Israel), among others. Over the last few years, she has become increasingly interested in the use of technology in teaching. She believes that learning English online is a great way to study for people who are busy or travel a lot.


Christina has been teaching English for over 20 years, first in the UK and now in Portugal. She now lives in the Algarve. She holds several international teaching qualifications (PGCE in English, Cambridge DELTA and an MA in English Language and Literature). She is also a certified Cambridge Examiner with plenty of experience working as a Speaking Examiner for the YLE and Main Suite Cambridge exams. Christina is also a fully qualified translator. In her lengthy teaching career, she has worked in a wide range of teaching contexts. She has taught Business English in different settings (Portuguese telecommunications, Law firms and other companies) and she has worked with professionals from top Portuguese universities which make her a specialist in English for Academic Purposes She believes that where there’s a will, there’s a way and the best way is online!