Teacher Profile: Portuguese Teacher Cambridge

Portuguese Teacher Cambridge – Andréa

 Andréa, from Salvador, Brazil

 Teaches Portuguese in Cambridge

 More than 1 year of language teaching experience

 With Cactus since 2018

 Studied English Literature, Linguistics and Civilisation

 Has been living in the UK for 2 years

 BA in Interdisciplinary Study in Humanities and a Licentiate’s degree in Portuguese

How long have you been teaching for and how long for Cactus?

I have been teaching since 2018, and I started teaching for Cactus in 2018 in Cambridge as well.

How long have you been living in the UK?

I lived in the UK from 2017 to 2018. Then I had to go back to Brazil and I came back to the UK in 2019.

What is your degree and teaching experience?

I have a BA in Interdisciplinary Study in Humanities, a Licentiate Degree in Portuguese, a post-graduation in Text Revision and another post-graduation course in Grammar and Text.

Have you ever worked in another field?

I have also worked as a civil servant in Brazil.

Where were you born and what is the city famous for?

I was born in Salvador (Bahia). The city is famous for its music, cuisine, beaches and carnival.

How many languages do you speak?

I speak three languages.

Do you have any specific language learning tips?

Do not be afraid of making mistakes. Do not be shy and take every opportunity you have to practise the target language. I believe a student should be aware of his/her strengths and weaknesses, and try to dedicate a bit more time to overcome his/her weaknesses. Nowadays, we have so many resources available that can help us to develop our language skills. I recommend students to access authentic materials (e.g. listen podcasts, read books and magazines), and take part in conversational groups. You can also make good use of technologies and try to make online friends, record yourself and listen, download apps that you like.


I hope to see you soon! Espero te ver em breve!

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