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With over 14 years experience in the English Language Teaching field I currently work as a Senior English teacher at Premier English school and I am responsible for teaching English to Chinese and Korean kids, teenagers and adults. My current base is Qingdao, China.

I strongly believe professional development is an ongoing process and, for that reason, I have been sharing experiences online with educators from all over the world through my Personal Learning Network (PLN) and my blog

In the last six years, I have attended conferences and seminars giving talks and workshops in South America, Europe and Asia. I hold a BA (Hons) in English / Portuguese Languages and Literature from  the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) and Cambridge DELTA module 2.

Work History

Aug 2015Present

Senior English teacher

Premier English

English Teacher for young learners, teenagers and adults. Responsible for scheduling, lesson planning, assessing, marking and language assessment of learners. 

Jul 2012Jul 2015

Director of Studies

Cultura Inglesa Madalena

Recruiting teachers and implementing a mentoring program for newly hired staff. Managing and training a team of 22 teachers over two branches. Preparing in-service academic workshops based on feedback from lesson observations. Planning and scheduling of the academic program, syllabus and school’s calendar of academic activities.

Designing, executing and implementing projects concerning the educational quality of our product. Liaise with Sales and Operations teams to ensure good student service. Observing teachers and providing feedback. Promote and engage teachers in regional and international ELT conferences and seminars.

Sep 2012Jun 2015


Braz-Tesol Pernambuco

President of Braz-Tesol Pernambuco chapter. As a volunteer, I helped promote ELT local events to English teachers from both the public and private sectors.

Feb 2010Jul 2014

Corporate Trainer


English tutoring at international companies in Recife, Brazil. Experience teaching Business English and designing tailor-made courses.

Jan 2010Apr 2012

English Teacher/Trainer

Cultura Inglesa

Co-tutor at the Basic Teacher Training Course (BTTC). General English teacher to Young Leaners, teenagers and Adults. Responsible for training teachers at In Service sessions giving workshops and talks.

Mar 2009Dec 2009

Academic Consultant / Sales Rep

Oxford University Press

Sales representative and Academic Consultant responsible for four states in the Northeast of Brazil. Training teachers how to use OUP material and delivering academic sessions to schools and language institutes.

Aug 2004Feb 2009

General English Teacher

Cultura Inglesa

General English teacher to Young Leaners and Adults. 

Feb 2003Jul 2004

English / Portuguese Teacher

Britanic - Inglês e Espanhol

General English teacher responsible for groups of Young Learners (10-11 years old) to Adults. Responsible for teaching Portuguese to foreign students in Brazil.

Jan 2002Jan 2003

English Teacher

Wisdom - Inglês

General English teacher responsible for adult learners.


Jan 2012Mar 2012


University of Cambridge

Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge DELTA module 2)

Aug 1987Jul 2001

High School Graduate

American School of Recife

American school based in Recife, Brazil. Member of the Southern Associations of Colleges and Schools (SACS).


Sep 2013Sep 2013

Certificate in Management and Leadership

Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV
Feb 2012Feb 2012

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Cambridge ESOL
Jun 2011Dec 2013

Speaking Examiner

Oct 2010Dec 2010

E-Tutoring Certificate

British Council
Jul 2010Oct 2010

TEYL Course

Global English
Apr 2007Apr 2007

Foundation Certificate for Teachers of Business English

LCCIEB - London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examinations Board
Jul 2005Jul 2005


Jan 2003Jan 2003

Britanic Teacher Training Course


Conference papers & workshops

Nov 9, 2015 - Problematizing the Teaching of Business English in Emerging Markets - 13th Asia TEFL Conference - Nanjing, China.

July 9, 2015 - Fundamentals in Mentoring and Coaching Teachers: A Case Study. - LABCI Conference -  Montevideo, Uruguay.

April 18, 2015 - Promoting Sense of Progress through Real-time Decision Making - ACINNE Conference - Fortaleza, Brazil.

May 2, 2014 - Fundamentals in Mentoring and Coaching Teachers - BRAZ-TESOL International Conference- João Pessoa, Brazil.

Oct 12, 2013 -Academic Support towards Sucess in Sales (in Portuguese) - ACINNE Conference - Recife, Brazil.

May 4, 2013 - Using Images to Teach Skills - Braz-Tesol PE Seminar - Recife, Brazil.

April 9, 2013 - BRICS: Boosting Results in In-Company Scenarios - IATEFL Conference - Liverpool, UK

Nov 18, 2012 – Are We Facing a Creative Crisis? Fostering Creative Thinking through Classroom Activities - TESOL France Colloquium – Paris, France.

July 17, 2012 - Promoting Creative Thinking Through Classroom Activities - Braz Tesol National Convention - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

July 13, 2012 - Promoting Creative Thinking Through Classroom Activities - ABCI Conference - São Paulo, Brazil

May 26, 2012 – Promoting Individual Attention within Large Groups – Braz-Tesol RN Event – Natal, Brazil.

February 15, 2012 - Assessment 2.0 - Alternative Assessment for Busy Teachers - Pro-T Conference - Buenos Aires, Argentina

July 16, 2011 - Diary of a Wimpy Classroom: Engaging Students with different Learning Styles - LABCI Conference - Asunción, Paraguay

July 14, 2011 - Assessing Students Through Online Tools - LABCI Conference - Asunción, Paraguay

July 15, 2010 - The Power of Visual Imagery in ELT - ABCI Conference - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

July 13, 2007 - Dealing with Slang and Taboo Language in Songs - LABCI Conference - São Paulo, Brazil.