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This is not who I am but it is where my heart does beat.

  • 1.  This is not who I am but it is where my heart does beat.

    Posted 11 days ago

    I am by nature, as I like to describe, a teacher. I teach English at a public school in Bahia. This is the job which raised my interest in the teaching of English in favor of social change through individuals' self emancipation.  As a researcher in language teaching, I hold a Master's degree in Languages (Culture, Education and Language) from the State University of Southwest of Bahia. I also hold a license in Languages with a degree in English Language and Literature from the State University of Bahia. 

    Additionally, I am a specialist in Clinical and Institutional Psychopedagogy and her focus in that area is the process of learning through the challenges that social minorities face. She studied  English Teaching Methodology at the University of Miami, USA, and her prior interest is in education for social change and how to make use of language learning (foreign or second) for that end, whether by engaging it to the self through Critical Cultural Awereness or using it to making social connections that lead to personal growth and human development. 



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    Lais Lobo
    Brazil
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  • 2.  RE: This is not who I am but it is where my heart does beat.

    Posted 11 days ago
    Hi Lais -
    So good to hear from Brazil!  One of my favorite places after I spent four years in Sao Paulo and worked with English programs all around the country -  including Salvador many times, so am familiar with part of Bahia! You have an interesting background and will have much to share and learn via TESOL. You may find some colleagues with mutual interest in the Social Responsibility Interest Section, or a number of the Professional Learning Networks.
    Welcome to TESOL and the myTESOL Lounge!
    Richard

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    Richard Boyum
    TESOL Membership Professional Council
    Washington DC
    United States
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