Portuguese Language Instructors

Portuguese Language Instructors

Ana Silva

Ana Silva is a Portuguese teacher, living in Qatar since 2016. She earned a Portuguese and French degree from the University of Aveiro, which qualified her to teach Portuguese to adults, teenagers and children. This is her third year teaching in Qatar but she started her teaching career in 2008. She worked at the Portuguese Catholic University, teaching Portuguese as a foreign language, at the University of Minho, teaching Culture, Language and Communication, and in some public and private schools and languages centers. She is an enthusiastic, dynamic and creative language professional. Apart from Portuguese, she is fluent in French, English and has a good command of Spanish.

Maria Gomez Leonor Gomez

Leonor Serra’s academic background is in Applied Foreign Languages from the Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon. She also holds a post-graduation in Management of People and Knowledge from the Superior Institute of Management of Lisbon. Leonor is a passionate, encouraging and supportive language professional who likes to facilitate the learning process and creates a dynamic classroom atmosphere. With her positive and pleasant attitude, she aims to teach and communicate Portuguese language and culture. Over the past seventeen years, Leonor’s experiences have brought her around the world, and, before coming to TII Language Center in 2019, she tutored English and Portuguese as a second language to students of different ages and backgrounds. Besides English, Portuguese and Italian, she speaks basic French and Spanish.

Marcia Pinto

Márcia Pinto is a highly motivated and qualified Portuguese Language and Literature Teacher, with experience in primary to secondary education. She has a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures, variant of Portuguese Studies from Universidade do Porto and a post-graduation in Pedagogical Supervision in the Teaching of Portuguese from Universidade do Minho. Committed to educational development with children and young adults, Márcia has several years of experience as Private Tutor. In her professional career, are also 8 years in the service of a finance company and some beautiful projects in the middle, as the Reading Volunteer Project in Portugal. This is her second year as Cover Teacher in Qatar and her first year as Portuguese Instructor in TII. Besides Portuguese and English, Márcia is fluent in Spanish, she speaks basic French and also completed her Arabic Survival Course last year. Aside from teaching Portuguese, she is sensitive to poetry and Portuguese Culture around the world.   

Being in Qatar since 2015, Sofia Carvalho is a cheerful Portuguese native teacher with experience in teaching Portuguese as a foreign language for audiences of different levels.
She hails from Lisbon, where she started to teach Portuguese as an Extra Activity for the ones who lived there and wanted to learn Portuguese to interact with the Portuguese culture.
Sofia holds a master’s degree in Law and worked as an interpreter in trial sessions during her first years of practicing.
She is passionate about teaching. She uses an approach that embraces an active, meaningful and engaging learning environment in the class. Sofia enjoys helping learners reach their potential.