Just give me your time and motivation, and you will increase your proficiently level and exceed your expectations faster than you think. – Prof. Dalva Rodrigues
Professora Dalva Rodrigues is originally from Minas Gerais, Brazil. She is a very enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who discovered her fascination for languages a long time ago. Before working with the Portuguese language, Professora Dalva taught English as a Second Language for 14 years.
She is a native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese and fluent in English, Spanish, and Dutch.
Love took Professora Dalva to the land of tulips and windmills. Since 2005 she has been living in The Netherlands teaching Portuguese as a foreign language. As an immigrant, Dalva knows how important it is to know the language of the place where you live so you can better understand the culture of the country.
Learning Dutch has been a challenging enterprise. Doing voluntary work and participating in multicultural speaking groups are some of the strategies that Professora Dalva has used to help her become fluent in the language. Now she feels at home in the Netherlands.
Professora’s Dalva experience learning Dutch has significantly influenced her teaching. It inspired her to look for a variety of approaches that will best fit each learner’s unique needs at a given moment. This opportunity also opened her eyes to new perspectives and a better understanding of the teaching/learning process, making her more confident about the learning process of those she teaches.
Besides teaching and learning, Professora Dalva is passionate about traveling. When she’s not camping or sailing, she’s studying Tarot and taking courses that help her get more insights on this life.
- B.S., Portuguese and English Language & Literature, FASAR-Faculdade Santa Rita, Minas Gerais