Strong background academic experience. I filled positions of professor, academic coordinator and also as Dean since 2002. I have a PhD in political and social sciences and legal background.
Some teachers have the perception that teaching Portuguese conversation involves just “talking” to the students. Free-talking does have a role in helping students learn Portuguese. However, it shouldn’t be the only thing we do in our Portuguese conversation classes. There is far more to Portuguese conversation than just free-talking. In my first year of teaching, I was given a “free-talking” class with school students. The students wanted to just hang out and speak in Portuguese. After a couple weeks of this, I felt like nobody was actually learning anything! The students were just making the same mistakes, over and over again. I introduced structure, some new grammar and vocabulary and found that the class went much more smoothly. The students improved their Portuguese skills.
Brazilian Senate Positions: Legal and legislative adviser / Adviser at the Editorial Board of the Brazilian Senate Ibmec Position: Professor and Dean of Postgraduate and Open Enrollment Programs (Public Policy, Law, Compliance and Government Relations) Routledge Taylor & Francis Group and Academic Journals Position: Peer Reviewer Central Bank of Brazil (Banco Central do Brasil: Bacen) Position: Advisor of integrational affairs University Center of Brasília and UniEuro Position: Professor
- Ph.D. in Political and Social Science, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
- MA in the History of International Relations, University of Brasilia (UnB)
- Bachelor of Law (LL.B.), University Center of Brasília (UniCEUB) (Centro Universitario de Brasilia), Brasília, Brazil
- Bachelor of International Relations, University of Brasilia (UnB), (Universidade de Brasilia), Brasilia, Brazil