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Research interests

1. Assessment in primary English education in Portugal: Attitudes, approaches and constraints. October 2017-present.



I am one of 4 researchers involved in a national, non-funded, inter-institutional research project (Universidade Nova and Universidade do Minho) the aim of which is to:

  • Characterise attitudes towards assessment in primary English education in Portugal
  • Describe approaches and practices related to assessment in primary English education.
  • Identify constraints in adhering to national standards and a transformative vision of language education.

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Linguistics and TESOL, Master

30 Sep 200131 Dec 2001

Award Date: 1 Dec 2009

Microbiology, Doctorate, Heriot-Watt University

30 Sep 200131 Mar 2012

Award Date: 12 Mar 1985

Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas, Especialidade em Didática de Línguas Estrangeiras , Doctorate, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

… → Mar 2016

External positions

Member of Pedagogical committe of APPIforma (Associação Portuguesa de Professores de Inglês)

1 Sep 2019 → …

Member, International Association of Applied Linguistics research network in Early Language Learning.

30 Sep 2001 → …

Member, IATELF

30 Jun 2001 → …

Member, PEEP (Primary English Education in Portugal)

30 Jun 2001 → …

Member of editorial board, e-TEALS

30 Jun 2001 → …


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