How long have you been teaching for and how long for Cactus?
I have been teaching for the last 20 years. For Cactus I have been a Portuguese teacher in Brighton since January 2019. I teach Portuguese at the Cactus centre in Brighton.
How long have you been living in the UK?
I’ve been living in the UK since November 2018.
Where were you born and what is the city famous for?
I was Born in Brazil, a beautiful, big and multicultural country with an immense cultural richness, where people from everywhere in the world live. A country with many universities, scientific research in various industries such as oil, health, environment and many others. A country with the best soccer players in history, best racing pilots, with great celebrations like the February carnival. A country that has a lot to offer.
What is your degree and teaching experience?
I have a degree in tourism and Masters in Portuguese Language and Literature.
Have you ever worked in another field?
I worked as a travel agent in Germany.
How many languages do you speak?
I speak Portuguese, German, English and Spanish.
What is your favourite book?
One of my favorite books is: Man’s Searching for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl because he talked about his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, and describing his psychotherapeutic method, which involved identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about, and then immersively imagining that outcome.
How many countries have you been to?
I have been to many countries in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
Hope to see you on my course!
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Frequently asked questions
What will I learn?
Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus courses. Includes themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only. Language teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.
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Do I receive a qualification or certificate?
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Do I need a course book?
You will need a course book to attend your course. Course books are not included in the course fees. We recommend that you buy your own course book separately before your course starts. We will let you know which course book you will require and advise where you can purchase this. Please note that a course book often covers more than one level. So if you progress to the next course, you may not necessarily need to buy a new book. Again, we will advise you of this at the time. The course book is chosen by our teachers and academic team. This is based on which book is most suitable for the level of the class whilst offering the most communicative approach.