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Lessons offered by Carla Cristina
  • Individual
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The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Portuguese
  • Oral expression - Portuguese
  • Oral comprehension - Portuguese
  • Vocabulary - Portuguese
  • Written expression - Portuguese
Levels
  • All Levels

I am an instructor of Portuguese at The University of York and Italian instructor at Language Trainers. I live and work in York and Northern Yorkshire. I have been teaching languages for 10 years. I h

Methodology

My main teaching approach is the Communicative Approach, for which I had full training during my CELTA course in 2010, focusing on practical tasks and communicative competence. In addition, I have extensive experience with blended teaching tools, such as VLE, Moodle or Skype, which I have frequently used for remote 1:1 classes.

Background

I am an instructor of Portuguese at the University of York, I obtained my BA in English and Portuguese language teaching and linguistics from PUC-SP in 2008.
In 2010 I obtained an MSc in Developmental Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. The same year I also obtained the CELTA certificate.
I have been teaching languages for 10 years. I have taught English in Brazil. I have also taught Portuguese in Italy. Since 2014 I have been teaching Portuguese in many levels in a variety of languages schools in England. I am specialized in preparing students to seat for proficiency exams, in the last two years I have worked as oral GCSE examiner.
In January 2018, I have started to teach Italian, and in the same year I finished my PhD in Linguistics at the University of Sheffield. Since 2012 I have been publishing the results of my research in second and bilingual language acquisition in articles in specialised journals and conference proceedings. I have been teaching online and taking courses about it since 2016.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £4
Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £100
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £225
Lessons offered by Carla Cristina
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Portuguese
  • Oral expression - Portuguese
  • Oral comprehension - Portuguese
  • Vocabulary - Portuguese
  • Written expression - Portuguese
Levels
  • All Levels

Carla Cristina's CV

Dr. Carla Cristina Munhoz Xavier

EDUCATION

Oct 2013-July2018 PhD in Human Communication (Linguistics)
University of Sheffield (UK), Supervised by Dr. Traci Walker
Dissertation title:Thesis topic: My research is based on the study of the negotiation of meaning in the mother-child repetitions in conversations in Brazilian Portuguese. It included a period abroad working as visiting researcher (jun-Jul 2016) at Faculty of Arts, Groningen University, The Netherlands, supervised by Dr Tom Koole

Dec 2010- Jan. 2011 CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults),
Awarded by University of Cambridge ESOL after one-month of intensive teacher-training course at Language Link, London, England

2009-2010 MSc in Developmental Linguistics
University of Edinburgh (UK), Supervised by Dr. Joseph Gafaranga.
Dissertation title: “The Application of Bilingual Language Strategies: Two Case Studies” (Brazilian Portuguese and English) My research was based on the study of how Brazilian Portuguese and English learners acquired both languages at home.

2004-2008 Bachelor’s Degree in “Letras”: English and Portuguese Linguistics and Literature (focus on TESOL) (Distinction)
Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil

2003-2006 Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism (Distinction)
Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, Brazil

EXPERIENCE IN HIGER EDUCATION

Oct. 2014-present Portuguese Instructor
Department of Language and Linguistics/Languages for All, University of York, UK.
I contributed to open the first Level 1+ course and have I drafted the syllabus and opened Portuguese for Holidays and Level 2 courses.

Jan. 2013- Jun 2013 Visiting Researcher
Department of Linguistics, University of Padua, Italy. Project topic: My research was based on a production study that looked at Brazilian Portuguese and Italian EFL learners pronunciation of epenthesis in English loanwords. It included a period abroad working as visiting researcher (Jan-Jul 2013) at the Department of Language and Linguistics, University of York, (UK), supervised by Dr Sam Hellmuth

Jan. 2012-Jun 2013 Research Assistant
Department of Linguistics, University of Padua, Italy. Project topic: My research was based on a production study that looked at Brazilian Portuguese and Italian EFL learners pronunciation of epenthesis in English loanwords.

Oct-Dec 2007 Portuguese Tutor
State University of New York (SUNY), Oswego (USA)
During the period I spent as an undergraduate exchange student at SUNY I worked as a tutor helping students with their assignments and queries about Portuguese. This work was based on student’s demand.


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Oct 2018-pres Online Portuguese and GCSE exam instructor, Tutorful working from York (UK).

May 2018-pres GCSE oral examiner, Fullford School, York (UK)

Jan 2017- pres Linguistic consultant Appen, Sidney (AUS) working from York (UK)

Sep. 2016 – pres Portuguese Teacher (Part-time). Language Trainers, Leeds and York (UK) - I teach basic, intermediate and advanced levels

Oct. 2015-Jan. 2018. Portuguese Teacher to adults (Part-time). Language Services Direct, London (UK) work location: York (UK)

Feb.-May 2012 Portuguese Teacher to adults (Part-time). Centro di Diffusione Lingua, Padova, IT.

Jan.-March 2011 Teacher of English to adults “International House of São Paulo”, São Paulo, Brazil


SELECTED PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Jan. 2019 Future Teacher 3.0 Conference- creating online and blended material, The University of York, York, UK

Nov. 2018 Xerte program- creating blended material, The University of York, York, UK

Nov. 2018 Audio e video in LFA classes, The University of York, York, UK

Sept. 2016 Assessment and Feedback Teaching Assistant Workshop, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Mar. 2016 Language learning: motivation research in action, The University of York, York, UK

Feb 2016 Sharing practice and Developing Language Teaching Projects, The University of York, York, UK

March 2015 Language Teaching Forum, Writing assessment in Language teaching: maximising the potential of formative assessment, University of York, UK.

Oct 2013 Introduction to Teaching and Learning/ Social Sciences, The University of York, York, UK


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Munhoz Xavier, C.C (under review) Mothers’ repetitions shaping the children’s emerging linguistic and interactional skills. Journal of Pragmatics

Munhoz Xavier, C.C & Walker, T. (2018) Lexical repetitions and repair initiation in mother-child talk. Research on Children and Social Interaction 2.1, P. 49-73.

Munhoz Xavier, C.C. (2013). Is the production of epenthesis in loanwords influenced by English proficiency? A production study in Brazilian Portuguese. In: 3rd International Conference on English Pronunciation. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Rognoni, L. & Munhoz Xavier, C.C. (2012). Thematic Clustering in L2 Vocabulary Learning: Scenarios Versus Mental Scenes. Asian EFL Journal, pp. 69-80.

SELECTED TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

July. 2018 Mother’s repetitions shaping the children’s emerging linguistic and interactional skills in Portuguese. ICCA 2018, Loughbourgh University

May 2013 Is the production of epenthesis in loanwords influenced by English proficiency? A production study in Brazilian Portuguese. Poster presentation at the 3rd International Conference on English Pronunciation, 2013

SELECTED GRANTS OBTAINED

Jul. 2017 Learning Society Grant to attend the IPRA 2017 Conference by the University of Sheffield, UK (£500).

Jun. 2007 PUC-SP Scholarship: recipient of one of the two merit scholarships offered by the University to fund my studies at the State University of New York, Oswego, USA (US $15,000)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND RESEARCH GROUPS

International Pragmatics Association
Association of Teachers and Researchers of Portuguese Language
GEB: Grupo de Estudos sobre Brasileiros no Reino Unido (Research Group on Brazilians
in the UK), UK

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Oct. 2018 Reviewer at Revista Caledoscópio, UNISINOS University, Brazil.
Jan. 2016 Member of the organizing and scientific committee at Console 2016 Postgraduate Conference, University of York in partnership with York Saint John University.

Sept 2104: Member of the organizing and scientific committee of the Parlay 2014 Postgraduate Conference, University of York.

May 2012: Member of the organizing committee of the ML2P workshop, University of Padua, Padua.

2007-2008 President of the Student Association at PUC-SP.SP.





Appendix

MORE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Oct 2018- pres Translator ATS Heritage, Waterlooville, Hampshire working from York (UK)

Jan 2018 – pres. Italian Teacher (Part-time). Language Trainers, York (UK)

May 2017 GCSE oral examiner. Pocklington School, Pocklington/ York (UK)

Sept. 2015-Jan 2017. Freelance NHS Interpreter. Pearl Linguistics Ltd London, work location: York (UK)

Feb.-Jun 2011 Teacher of English to adults and young learners “Centro Britanico”, São Paulo, Brazil

Jan 2008-July 2009 Teacher of English to adults and young learners “Fisk Language School”, São Paulo, Brazil


MORE PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


Feb. 2018 Introduction to Project Management Principles awarded by University of California, Irvine, USA

Feb 2016: Certificate of Interpreting for NHS, Pearl Linguistics Ltd, London, England

Feb 2016: Certificate of Mental Health Interpreting, Pearl Linguistics Ltd, London, England

GRANTS OBTAINED


Oct 2015: LHGB Collaborative Postgraduate Project Grant for the organization of the CONSOLE 2016 Conference by the Humanities Research Centre, University of York in partnership with York Saint John University, UK (£400).

Jul. 2015 HRC Collaborative Postgraduate Project Grant for the organization of the CONSOLE 2016 Conference by the Humanities Research Centre, UK (£500).

March 2014: White Rose DTC Interdisciplinary Network Funding for the organization of the 2nd PARLAY Conference for developing a student network among the departments of Language and Linguistic Science, Education and Psychology at the University of York, awarded by ESRC (£700)

MORE PUBLICATIONS
Munhoz Xavier, C.C. (in progress) Looking vs seeing: indexing change-of-state and enacting recipiency of new information in mother-child interaction.
Munhoz Xavier (2016) Negotiating the action done by mothers’ reparative repetitions. In Bellamy, Kate; Elena Karvovoskava and George Saad (eds) ConSOLE XXIV: Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (6-8 January 2016, York). Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, pp. 262-268.
MORE TALKS
May.2017 Mother’s reparative repetition: a resort to maintain intersubjectivity, Intersubjectivity in Action Conference, Helsinki.
July 2016 Negotiating problems in acceptability in mother and child’s talk, Conversation Analysis meeting at Groningen University, The Netherlands (oral presentation).
Jan 2016 Negotiating the action done by mothers’ lexical repetitions, peer reviewed poster presentation at ConSOLE XXIV, York
Oct 2015 Negotiating the meaning of mothers’ lexical repetitions to initiate repair CASLC- Centre for Advanced Studies in Language & Communication, York (oral presentation).
Nov 2015 Mother’s lexical repetitions to initiate repair on the child’s previous turn. Talk presented at MFL 2015- Manchester Forum in Linguistics, Manchester 2015.
Sept 2014 Repetitions in mother-child conversations talk presented at the 2nd PARLAY- Postgraduate and Academic Researchers in Linguistics at York, York.








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