Rio Chapter Chapter

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The Rio Chapter was founded in 2003, when Vera Bradford, BRAZ-TESOL President at the time, invited a group of ELT professionals to join her in a new endeavour: to plan and promote events whose main goal is to provide the ELT community in Rio with opportunities for continuing professional development. 
Since then many professionals committed to this purpose have been working jointly to keep the Chapter alive, meeting the constantly changing demands and needs of language education.

Check what happened in 2018

  • April 29 - Cultura Inglesa Rio Bonito
    Teachers' Voices II
  • October 20 - Escola de Negócios Celso Lisboa
    The Language Classroom as an Ecosystem: engaging learners for effective learning

Check what happened in 2019-2020

  • November 2019 - Rio de Janeiro - Awareness for Change
  • August 2019 - São João de Meriti - Sharing ideas
  • September 2019 - Duque de Caxias - Best practices
  • July 2020 - Best Practices: Overcoming challenges in Education - Online (joint with the ILE SIG)
  • November 2020 - Instagram Takeover - Online

Chapters Board

Erick Tristão

I have been teaching English since 2008. Currently, I teach and design materials for ELT and CLIL at Ibeu, and for ESP at IMPA. I have training in CLIL from Griggs International Academy and the British Council, and I am working towards my Delta. I have presented talks on differentiation and on CLIL in conferences and schools in Brazil. I have also been a volunteer in the Rio Chapter since last year.


Erick TristãoPresident
A partir de 2021

Gabriel Lemos Dias

Gabriel Lemos, teacher trainer certified by Cambridge, works as an EFL teacher and has experience teaching as well as training teachers and teachers-to-be in different contexts, age ranges and levels. He holds a Teaching Degree in Language Arts and a Delta. He currently works as a teacher at Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos (Ibeu) and a teaching assistant and a materials developer at Universidade Veiga de Almeida.


Gabriel Lemos DiasFirst Vice President
A partir de 2021

Eduardo Mazzeu

Eduardo Mazzeu has been working in the ELT field for 14 years now and holds an ECPE certificate. He had worked for two mainstream language schools in Petrópolis, his hometown, before he decided to take the plunge and invest in his career as a freelance teacher, teaching mainly one-to-one classes, both face-to-face and online. Eduardo is passionate about content and lessons development, especially related to Listening. He has also presented talks at some Braz-Tesol events.


Eduardo MazzeuSecond Vice President
A partir de 2021

Paula Botelho

Ana Paula Botelho has been a language teacher for 24 years. She is a course designer, materials writer and teacher educator, and is currently an Academic Coordinator at Cultura Inglesa Idiomas S. A. in Rio. She is also the Academic Research Coordinator at Centro Universitário Celso Lisboa. Ana Paula holds an MA in Professional Development for Language Education from Nile in partnership with the University of Chichester, as well as an MBA in Strategic Human Resources Management from Celso Lisboa.


Paula BotelhoSecretary
A partir de 2021

André Tavares



André TavaresAdvisory Council
A partir de 2021

Pedro Prallon



Pedro PrallonAdvisory Council
A partir de 2021