Rio de Janeiro 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

Check what happened in 2021

  • September 2021 - Online - Best Practices
  • October 2021 - Online - Teacher's Day - Roundtable with PronunSIG
  • December 2021 -Online - Avoiding Burnout: A Brief Manual

Chapter's Board

Gabriel Lemos Dias

Professor de inglês como língua estrangeira, português como primeira língua e segunda língua, redação; treinador de professores; consultor educacional; palestrante; escritor de materiais; e examinador de provas orais internacionais. Possui licenciatura em Letras Inglês/Português e CAMBRIDGE Delta.


Gabriel Lemos DiasPresident
A partir de 2021

Eduardo Mazzeu

Eduardo Mazzeu has been working in the ELT field for 15 years now and holds the CELTA, TKT and 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.


Eduardo MazzeuFirst 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 BotelhoSecond Vice President
A partir de 2021

André Tavares

André Tavares has been working as a teacher for over 15 years and holds a CPE certificate. Owner of Better English School and a private school coordinator, he is focused on young learners and his goals are based on exploring teacher's willingness and motivational/collaborative aspects of this incredible journey of teaching. Furthermore, he is also a musician and a writer.


André TavaresSecretary
A partir de 2021

Pedro Prallon

Pedro Prallon has been a language teacher for 3 years. He is currently an English teacher at Cultura Inglesa Idiomas S. A. in Rio as well as an Academic coordinator and organiser at Freire-Mandela Project from UVA ( Universidade Veiga de Almeida). Pedro is majoring Languages at UVA and holds Cambridge CELTA, C1 Advanced and TKT modules 2 and 3 certificates.


Pedro PrallonAdvisory Council
A partir de 2021