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Teaches: English

Languages: English, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian

47, Male, From Other, Living in Brasilia, Brazil

Local time: Jul 30, 2014 12:50   (E. South America Standard Time)

Professional, licensed English teacher since 1990. CPE grade A and TKT (Band 4), awarded by Cambridge University,UK. I grew up in the United States. I have been teaching through Skype since 2005.
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  • 3823 completed session(s)
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My main qualifications are CPE(grade A) and TKT (Band 4), both awarded by Cambridge University, UK. CPE and TKT are qualifications for English teachers. CPE is a language qualification for teachers and TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) is a qualification on the methodology(pedagogy) of teaching English as a foreign language.

I was awarded top grades on all certificates. I have been a licensed English teacher since 1990. I have been teaching through Skype since 2005. I was born in Brazil, but I grew up in the United States, in Utah.

In my classes I use specific books and CDs to teach English and prepare students for exams. I follow a well-structured pedagogical program which fosters good results. I test my students at the beginning of the course to make sure I will place them at the right level and use appropriate pedagogical materials according to their level, goals and needs. I have successfully prepared and approved numerous students on Cambridge and IELTS exams over the years . I teach all levels from beginner to very advanced.

Besides English, I also speak French and Portuguese fluently. I have an intermediate level in German, and Italian. I am learning Russian. Having learned these languages gives me a deep insight into the language acquisition process. I am deeply aware of the difficulties and challenges English learners face.

Being an experienced language learner myself (I am also still learning Russian) I can understand and offer help with the issues involved in language acquisition.
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Work Experience

    • English Teacher
    • Cooplem Idiomas
    • 2010 - 2011
    • Brasilia Brazil
    A language school which teaches English, French and Spanish.
    • English Teacher
    • Online Teaching
    • 2005 - present
    • Brasilia Brazil
    Online English Teacher (through skype)
    • English teacher
    • Private
    • 1984 - 2004
    • Brazil
    Private face to face English teacher
    • EFL Teacher
    • Secretaria de Educacao do DF
    • 1995 - 1997
    • Brazil
    EFL Teacher at ‘Secretaria de Educacao do DF’ (Public School System) Elefante Branco- Centro Interescolar de Línguas
    • EFL Teacher
    • Berlitz Language School
    • 1987 - 1990
    • Brazil
    EFL Teacher at Berlitz Language School.

Education

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    • UniCEUBBrasíliaDF, Brazil 1990
    • 1989 - 1990
    Other , ComplementaçãoPedagógica
    A teacher’s training course offered to Cambridge CPE holders by the Department of Foreign Languages in Brazilian universities. The course is required by the Ministry of Education in Brazil as an alternative route, other than obtaining a degree in English, in order for EFL teachers to become licensed English teachers recognized by the Ministry of Education. The course grants the same teaching qualification as a degree in English, namely to teach English to primary and secondary schools.
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    • Cambridge University UK
    • 1989 - 1989
    Other , CPE grade A
    The Certificate of Proficiency in English was introduced in 1913 as a language qualification for foreign teachers of English. It is set at CEFR C2 level. It is the most advanced qualification of Cambridge English Language Assessment and is defined by Cambridge University as "Proof of exceptional English ability".

Certificates

    • TKT Module 3 Band 4 (Teaching Knowledge Test)
    • Cambridge University UK
    • 2005
    TKT is a test of professional knowledge for English teachers. It consists of 3 modules. Module 3 focuses on: 1.using language appropriately for a range of classroom functions 2. identifying the functions of learners' language 3.categorising learners' mistakes 4.options available to the teacher for managing learners and their classroom in order to promote learning. Results are reported in four bands. Band 4 is the highest and indicates "extensive knowledge of TKT content areas"
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    • Certificat pratique de langue fran?aise (1er degré)
    • University of Nancy – France
    • 1989
    An extensive, advanced examination comprising French literature, history and language. Level CEFR C1
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    • CPE Translation Certificate
    • Cambridge University UK
    • 1989
    Optional, additional paper of the CPE (Proficiency) exam. Translation from and into English. (Brazilian Portuguese<>English)
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    • CPE
    • Michigan University USA
    • 1986
    An advanced level exam set at CEFR level C2.
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    • TKT Module 1 Band 4 (Teaching Knowledge Test)
    • Cambridge University UK
    • 2005
    TKT is a test of professional knowledge for English teachers. It consists of 3 modules. Module 1 focuses on: 1.concepts and terminology for describing language 2. concepts and terminology for describing language skills and subskills 3.factors in the language learning process 4.the range of methods, tasks and activities available to the language teacher Results are reported in four bands. Band 4 is the highest and indicates "extensive knowledge of TKT content areas"
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    • Simultaneous & Consecutive Interpreting Certificate
    • Globo Tradução de Línguas Brasilia, Brazil
    • 1997
    A professional level training course in simultaneous and consecutive translation for CEFR C2 level bilingual speakers. My training was in Portuguese <> English translation. The course lasted 3 semesters.
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    • TKT Module 2 Band 4 (Teaching Knowledge Test)
    • Cambridge University UK
    • 2005
    TKT is a test of professional knowledge for English teachers. It consists of 3 modules. Module 2 focuses on: 1.lesson planning 2. consulting reference resources to help in lesson preparation 3.selection and use of materials, activities and teaching aids. Results are reported in four bands. Band 4 is the highest and indicates "extensive knowledge of TKT content areas
    Certificate Uploaded
    • Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache
    • Goethe Institut
    • 1991
    An intermediate level examination in German language. Level: CEFR B1
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Completed sessions 3969
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Teacher sinceAug 22, 2011
Last session Jul 29, 2014