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Hello! You will learn Portuguese. Enjoy the language!

I am a native Portuguese and I worked in Portugal in Secondary schools for 25 years. I taught Portuguese for adults in UK for 8 years and in Dublin for 2 years.. In Holland, I teach Portuguese in International School of Amsterdam and in Guus Kieft School

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At student's location: Around The Hague, Netherlands
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General info

Skills:
Portuguese:
Portuguese for adults
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, French, Portuguese

About Me

I am a native Portuguese and I teach Portuguese, French and English. I did my training as a qualified teacher. I have been working as a teacher for more than 30 years in schools. I teach children, teenagers and adults.I have been teaching by Skype for more than 8 years, too,

Education

EDUCATION BACKGROUND
1976 – 1980: I graduated in Management Secretarial Skills from the Higher Institute of New
Professions in Lisbon – PORTUGAL
1981 – 1987: I graduated in Law from the University of Law in Lisbon – PORTUGAL
2000 – 2001: I did a Spanish Course in Portugal.
2001 – 2005: I got a graduation of level B in French Language from Alliance Française – Paris
France
2003 – 2007: I graduated in Literary and Literacy Portuguese Studies from Open University –
PORTUGAL
In 2007: I got the Qualified Teacher Status from Birmingham – UNITED KINGDOM
In 2009: I did a Translation Course – Community levels I, II and III at Mary Ward Center
Russell Square – London – UNITED KINGDOM
In 2010: I did the Interpreter Course – Community levels I and II at Mary Ward Centre –
Russell Square – London – UNITED KINGDOM
In 2011: I did a Post Graduation Course in Translation from City University in London –
UNITED KINGDOM
2011 – 2013: I awarded functional skills qualification in English, level II from Oxford
Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR): Listen and Speaking, Reading and
Writing Communication
2013 – 2014: I did the Counselling Course in the Institute of Counselling – Glasgow –
SCOTLAND
In 2014: I finished level II of IT Skills (Word, Excel, Database, Publisher and Powerpoint)
From Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations – the UNITED KINGDOM and I did
Arts Pathway Levels 1 and 2 (drawing, Painting, Design style and Design
Project) from Manchester College – UNITED KINGDOM

Experience / Qualifications

WORK EXPERIENCE
I worked in Portugal as a Qualified Teacher for 25 years and as a lawyer for 20 years.
In Portugal I taught different subjects: Portuguese (all levels); French (beginners for years 5 and 6); Economics (years 10 and 11); Political Economics (years 10, 11 and 12); Law (years 10 and 11) and Technological Education and IT (Years 7 to 9).

In United Kingdom I worked as a Portuguese Teacher for Cactus Language Ltd for 8 years. I worked as a translator/interpreter for 5 years. I translated and interpreted Portuguese – English and vice versa; Portuguese – French and vice versa and French – English and vice versa.
I used to teach Portuguese in small groups, between ages 5 to 7; 7 to 9 and 9 to 12. The most part of the children were Portuguese whose parents did not want they forget their mother tongue.
I supported some Portuguese people in some lawyers’ offices about Portuguese law issues, such as family law, work law and properties registered law.

In Dublin, I worked as a teacher between 2014 and 2016. I taught Portuguese and French. I taught also IT and Decorative Arts.
I supported children between 5 to 12 years old in Counselling groups.
I supported some Portuguese citizens in private lawyers’ offices and I gave them some general advice relating how to solve some Portuguese issues. Basically, the areas were about Human Rights, Criminal Law, Work Law and Properties’ register (House and land).

In Netherlands, I teach Portuguese in International School of Amsterdam and I teach Portuguese, French and Decorative Arts, including several techniques of Art & Craft at Guus Kieft School. Both schools are located in Amstelveen. I teach also French in International Business School The Hague and Portuguese in Taal tall Centrum. Both schools are situated in Den Haag.

I have been teaching Portuguese, French and English by Skype for more than 8 years.

Reviews (3)

Maria is an excellent and experienced teacher! She provides both a great mix of listening, speaking and practical learning. Very clear and concise.
Professeur très sympathique. Bon cours
Professeure très passionnée et généreuse de son temps. Je la recommande fortement. Super enjouée et nous fait pratiquer à l'écrit, l'oral, notre compréhension et la lecture.

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