The Choice: Be a teacher!

fish jumping from one bowl to other

Hello, There!

First of all I would like to introduce myself. My name is Priscila Mateini.

A long time ago, I decided to learn a new language. I was about 10 years old, when my mother enrolled me in a Language Institution. The years passed by and I had decided to study abroad to improve my english.  When I came back, my fellings about learning English has been increased and I attended Letras (Portuguese\ English ) at UFF University in Brazil,  in the same year I was approved at Michigan Proficiency Test, so I said to myself ” I want to be an English Teacher” right! No, not that time! I was selected as a trainner in a well-Known Newspaper in Brazil to Translate Ads and I said ” oh, yes I will Work for a newspaper what a Job!!! However it was a dream working with many famous editor, journalist and travel to many places all over the World, but for me something was missing. However  I had done some seminars about language, I felt as a fish out of water! They were TEACHERS  sharing experiences, approaches, Techniques, Methodologies and on… I was a TRANSLATER with my glossaries! But I never gave up about TEACHING!  In 2007, my family had to move to Spain and in Barcelona I felt in love again – The Classroom –  That time I was not working with translation, then I had  my big chance to do a summer course at Pompeu Fabra University  – that moment I was introduced to ELT world. To sum up: I came back to Brazil and started working as EFL Teacher in a public school. I have been teaching english for 5 years and every single day it sounds to me: My dream come true!

I appreciate this quotation from Paulo Freire ” The more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can transform it.”

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