Paraná Chapter

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Welcome to the vibrant community of BRAZ-TESOL Paraná Chapter, a dynamic and inclusive space uniting English language teaching professionals across the beautiful state of Paraná, Brazil.

Our chapter is dedicated to fostering collaboration, continuous learning, and the exchange of ideas among ELT practitioners. Whether you're an experienced educator, a fresh graduate, or someone passionate about language education, BRAZ-TESOL Paraná welcomes you with open arms.

As a member of our chapter, you'll have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions, attend enriching professional development events, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a common goal of advancing English language teaching in Paraná. Our tight-knit community is committed to creating an atmosphere of support, where knowledge is shared, and camaraderie flourishes.

Join us as we embark on a journey to elevate the standards of English language education in Paraná. Together, let's inspire, learn, and grow, shaping the future of ELT in our region.

Come be a part of BRAZ-TESOL Paraná Chapter, where passion meets purpose, and where every member contributes to the collective excellence of English language teaching in our vibrant state.

Chapter's Board

Rafaela de Almeida Bomfim

I have honed my skills through a decade of transformative experiences in the ELT domain. I proudly hold the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) certification, underscoring my proficiency in contemporary teaching methodologies. In my zest for exploration, I effortlessly weave cultural nuances into my teachings, enriching the learning experience and broadening horizons. In an era where education and technology converge, my love for technology, when harnessed for educational purposes, becomes a catalyst for transformative learning experiences. As a leader, I envision fostering a collaborative environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and best practices among educators. I am dedicated to creating professional development opportunities, ensuring that our members are equipped with the latest pedagogical tools and insights.


Rafaela de Almeida BomfimLeader

Bianca Pinto

Bianca Pinto holds a BA in Languages and a postgraduate degree in English Language Teaching. She's been teaching English since 2014 in language institutes and regular schools. Founder of Unpuzzled English in 2020, Bianca has been presenting talks and workshops on English accents and different varieties of the language regarding pronunciation since then, as she's been studying English as a Lingua Franca and Global Englishes. She is also a coordinator of Braztesol's Pronunciation SIG.


Bianca PintoCoordinator

Graça Monaris Costa

Master's student in Linguistic Studies at the Federal University of Paraná with research in the area of ​​Teacher training and bi/multi/plurilingual teaching. (2023-2024). Specialist in Bilingualism (2014) and Foreign Language Teaching Methodology (2010). Degree in English/Portuguese Literature (2008). Bachelor of Law (2007) and lawyer. Bachelor's Degree in Pedagogy (2021 - ). Co-author of books. Since 2008, she has worked as an English language teacher in public and private school contexts, indigenous education, rural education and bilingual education. Her main study interests are Bi/multi/plurilingualism, Teacher training, Teaching English to children, Applied Linguistics, Interculturality. Email:


Graça Monaris CostaCoordinator