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Aline Siekierski

Aline Siekierski is originally from São Paulo, Brazil. She has lived in Scotland for about eight years and has a degree in journalism. While in S. Paulo she used to do voluntary work in disadvantaged neighbourhoods where she taught English and Art to pre-school-age children. She is currently studying Business Management and is the pre-school teacher at Lusofonias-OP.

Sandra Ferreira

Portuguese, from Castanheira de Pera, Sandra has been living in Bridge of Allan since 2015. She has a degree in Portuguese and English (Faculdade de Letras, University of Lisbon) and a Masters in Portuguese as a Foreign Language from Universidade Aberta, where she also worked on a PhD in Portuguese Studies. Sandra was a teacher of Portuguese and English in various schools in Portugal and also worked as an editor at Santillana; subsequently, she taught Portuguese as a Foreign Language in Tampere.

Ana Maria Sousa Costa Saraiva

Ana was born in Angola and has lived in Edinburgh since 2016. She has a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures (Portuguese Studies), from Nova University (Lisbon). She taught Portuguese and Latin in various Portuguese schools, was coordinator for vocational courses, and acted as teacher-librarian, amongst other roles. In 2017 (April) she gained the General Teaching Council for Scotland provisional registration.

Adriana Dance

A Brazilian, native of São Paulo, Adriana has a degree in Portuguese/English Language and Literature followed by years of language teaching experience. She loves the Portuguese language as well as the vast and rich culture, history and literature of all the Portuguese-speaking countries. She has lived in Scotland since 2016 and is the mother of two bilingual, school-age children.