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ILC Brasil - Brazilian Portuguese Institute - Leadership Team

The ILC Brasil Team

Amanda Amaral 

Amanda Amaral

Doctor of Philosophy in Neo-Latin Languages, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro / UFRJ

Dr. Amaral brings to the table years of classroom experience as a foreign language teacher in Language Institutes, Universities and K-12 schools. Throughout her career, Amanda Amaral has also been responsible for the teacher's training and the creation of teaching materials. 


Gabriela Freire 

Gabriela Freire

Master in Applied Linguistics / Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF

Member of the Institute's academic team, Gabriela Freire researches the teaching and proficiency evaluation of portuguese as a sacond language, with emphasis in the production of teaching materials. She brings to the team extensive teaching experience in different levels of education (open courses, k-12 and university). 


Academic Board


María Paz Pizarro

Doctor of Philosophy in Foreign Languages - Universidade Federal Fluminense / UFF

Having work experience in different types of educational institutions (Universities, K-12, Language Institutes) either as a teacher or administrator, Maria Paz, a Spanish national fluent in four languages, brings to the Institute her international experience and vision of language teaching. Both as an academic and a teacher, her work has been focus on intercultural learning and the development of teaching materials. 



Claudia Assad Alvares

Doctor of Philosophy in Philology and Portuguese Language - Universidade de São Paulo / USP

An specialist in Portuguese Language, Cláudia Assad contributes to the ILC Brasil endeavor with her vast academic knowledge. An experient researcher, Claudia Assad has in her resumé an extensive list of publications and years of experience as a Portuguese teacher. 


Executive Management

 Frederico Almeida

Frederico Almeida

Master in Business Admnistration - Georgetown University

Founder of the Instituto de Língua e Cultura Brasileira, Mr. Almeida is a seasoned executive with more than twenty years of international experience in management and business development. Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English, Frederico worked in management and leadership positions in organizations of different sizes and






ILC Brasil - News

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The Celpe-Bras 2018.1 calendar was just …

If you are going to take the next edition of the Celpe-Bras proficiency exam, be ready! The exam registrations will happen between April 2nd and 13th. The written tests will...

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Newsletter December/2017

January Immersion for Beginners - Experiência Carioca - Register today! If you want to accelerate your first steps in the Portuguese language and learn more about Rio's culture, take the super-intensive...

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ILC Brasil Newsletter September 2017

Celpe-Bras 2017.2 Online Prep Courses - Last weeks! If you have registered to take the Celpe-Bras examination this October, there is still time to get ready and do a great exam...

05-09-2017 Hits:1322 News ILC Brasil

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OAS Opens Their 2017 Selection for Gradu…

The Organization of American States (OAS) announced this last week their Brazilian scholarship program. There are 670 scholarships available for graduate and doctorate studies in Brazilian Universities, and are available...

08-08-2017 Hits:1307 News ILC Brasil

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