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Speakers

Julia Hedges

JULIA HEDGES  is a Master of Education - TESOL, from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. She Graduated in English and Spanish at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. She taught English as a foreign language to adults and teenagers in the US and the Middle East. She has been an Intensive English Language Instructor (IEP) teacher in Colorado and Texas, and has created an English language center focused on test preparation, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), and teacher training. She has also trained teachers in six countries in best practices in teaching English using communicative methodology. She is a member of the Colorado TESOL Council, leading the Education / Teacher Action Research commission. She has an special interest in teaching with a focus on students, in the use of Computers in Language Learning (CALL) as a complementary instrument for teaching and engaging students, and in the design and elaboration of pedagogical materials.

Vânia Soares Barbosa

VÂNIA BARBOSA holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the Federal University of Piauí, a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Language and a Master's Degree in Literature from the same university.  She is a doctor in Applied Linguistics, with a PhD sandwich degree (UECE/CAPES) at the University of Birmingham - England. She is currently a professor at the Federal University of Piauí, where she is currently the coordintor-in-office for the Coordination for Foreign Languages.  She is also vice-president of the Foreign Languages Collegiate and a coordinator for the Languages ​​Without Borders Program  at UFPI. She has experience in Literature, with emphasis on Modern Foreign Languages, and interest in teaching, technology and teacher training, with research on cinema and literature (intersemiotic translation and intertextuality) and, more recently, multimodality, multilearning, visual literacy and reading of multimodal texts.

Francisco Wellington Borges Gomes

WELLINGTON BORGES holds a  degree in English  from the State University of Piauí.  He is also a specialist in English and Spanish as foreign languages from the same university and holds a Master's  (UECE) and a Doctor's degree (UFMG) in Applied Linguistics.  He recently finished a post-doctorate research on Applied Linguistics at UnB (UnB/CAPES). He has experience in linguistics, working mainly in the following subjects: foreign language teaching, audiovisual translation, methodologies for language teaching, language and technology. He is currently a professor at the Federal University of Piauí, working in the areas of Linguistics and English Language teaching.  He also works at the Master in Languages Program at the State University of Piauí (UESPI).

Adaeze Aninweze

ADAEZE ANINWEZE - Originally from Nigeria. She lives in Ohio, USA. She has a major in Chemistry and a minor in International Studies from Winthrop University. She worked as a mentor at Winthrop University from June-August 2016. She worked as a research assistant at University of Cincinnati from June-August 2015. Previous international experiences: Brazil and Chile. Since March 2018, she has been an English Teaching Assistant at UFPI.

Angelo Gallegos

ANGELO GALLEGOS - Originally from Denver, Colorado, USA. He has a major in International Studies from University of Colorado at Denver. He also has a major in Sociology and a minor in Journalism from Community College of Denver. He worked as a non-profit career development at Mi Casa Resource Center from 2015 to 2017. He also worked tutoring English as a Second Language at Community College of Denver from 2012 to 2017. Previous international experiences: Mexico and Costa Rica. Since March 2018, he has been an English Teaching Assistant at UFPI.

Daniel Snyder

DANIEL SNYDER - Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He has a major in Hispanic Languages and Literatures (Spanish) and a minor in Portuguese from University of Pittsburgh. He worked as a Resident Assistant at the Governor's School from June-July 2017. He also worked as a resident assistant at Pitt Residence Life from 2014 to 2016. Previous international experiences: Brazil and Peru. Since March 2018, he has been an English Teaching Assistant at UFPI.

Kathleen Anaza

KATHLEEN ANAZA - Originally from Kansas Ciy, Missouri, USA. She has a major in International Studies / Arabic Studies, and a minor in African, Black Diaspora Studies / Communication & Media Studies. She worked teaching at American Creative Academy from 2015-2016. She also worked as a College Transition Intern at DePaul University from 2013 to 2014, and as a research assistant at the same university from 2014 to 2015.. Previous international experiences: Kuwait, Morocco and Jordan. Since March 2018, she has been an English Teaching Assistant at UFPI.