Portuguese Teachers & Other Staff

Meet the Caminhos Portuguese Teachers

All of our Portuguese teachers are Brazilian natives and have a language degree.

Josana Belarmino

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and English at UEPB
Interests: Travelling and going to restaurants.

Fernando Salerno

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and Literature, and Social Communication
Interests: Literature, cinema.

Sonia Lisboa

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese, Literature, and English
Interests: Travelling, theatre, books.

Damião Neves

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and English
Interests: Reading, cinema, going to the beach, and outdoor activities.

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Brenda Santiago

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and postgraduate in Portuguese Language Methodology
Interests: Going to the beach, books, dancing, music.

Antonio Junior

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and Literature at UFRJ
Interests: Education, literature, cinema, theatre, nights out.

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Deise Dulce

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Getting Doctor’s Degree in Language at PUC
Interests: Football, samba, and fun.

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Bruno Couto

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and Literature at UFRJ
Interests: Photography, kissing.

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Ana Clara

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and English at UFRJ
Interests: Reading, traveling, and dogs.

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Denis Crespo

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and English at Castelo Branco University
Interests: Music, movies, museums, going to the beach.

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Marcela Paulino

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and Literature at UFRJ
Interests: Sleeping, cinema, theater, travelling.

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Bruno Vigne

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and Japanese at UFRJ
Interests: Guitar, piano, reading, and learning new languages.

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Jéssica Alves

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and Literature at UFRJ
Interests: Skipping rope, reading, and writing.

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Jennifer Chaves

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and Literature at UFRJ; postgraduated in Portuguese and African Literature
Interests: Music, reading, and TV shows.

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Mariana Ribeiro

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and English at PUC-Rio
Interests: Reading, music, going to the beach, and bars.

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Victor Hugo Sousa

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Graduated in Portuguese and French at UFRJ
Interests: Literature, music, guitar.

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Laize Oliveira

Position: Portuguese Teacher
Education: Master in Portuguese at UFRJ
Interests: Netflix, bar with friends, beach.

Meet The Caminhos Support Team

Our support team will help you to book your courses, organise your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro and discover the city. You can communicate in the following languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, Dutch and French.

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Davi Afonso

Position: Activity Coordinator
Interests: Football and other sports, nights out, travelling

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Yasmin Montenegro

Position: Receptionist
Interests: TV shows, books, and board games.

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Verônica Vieira

Position: Receptionist
Interests: Dancing, music, and films.

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Carla Velasco

Position: Receptionist
Interests: Sports, films, traveling.

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Nnamdi Okezie

Position: IT specialist and webmaster
Interests: Internet, music and politics

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Amanda Ennes

Position: Content Producer
Interests: TV shows, music, travelling, and hanging out with friends

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Tomaz de Oliveira

Position: Driver, airport transfer
Interests: Party, night life, football and visit different places.

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Wanessa Nunes

Position: Driver, airport transfer
Interests: Samba and Rio de Janeiro.

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Joana Cavades

Position: Graphic Designer
Interests: Music, photography, arts and crafts, social issues, nature, stories and imaginary worlds!

Meet the Caminhos Management Team

We would like to present to you the Caminhos Management Team.

Jascha Lewkowitz

Position: Executive Director
Interests : Music, reading, art and culture of other countries

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Bart Bijen

Position: Founder and Marketing Director
Interests: Eco Farm, football and other sports, social work, nature, entrepreneurship, sports

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Maria Dupuy de Lôme

Position: Social Program Coordinator
Interests: Nature, travelling and the beach