9.Curriculum Vitae

Marco Rodrigo Alves Ferreira




Skype:  rodrigoferreira.net


Curriculum Vitae


I have extensive experience (28 years)  teaching English as a foreign language both  as a private and online teacher (through skype). I have  also worked for private and public language schools.

I have been a licensed English teacher since 1990.


•Complementação Pedagógica – UniCEUB Brasília DF 1989-1990

A teacher’s training course   offered to Cambridge CPE holders by the Department of Foreign Languages in Brazilian universities. The course is required as an alternative route, other than obtaining a degree  in English, in order for Cambridge CPE holders to become licensed English teachers recognized by the Ministry of Education. The combination of Cambridge CPE and Complementação Pedagógica grants the same teaching qualification as a  degree in English; namely to teach English to primary and secondary schools.


CPE Certificate of Proficiency in English – Grade A –

Cambridge University, 1989

The Certificate of Proficiency in English was introduced in 1913 as a language qualification for foreign teachers of English. It indicates an advanced level of competence approaching that of a native speaker. Proficiency is set at Level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).



• TKT Teaching Knowledge Test Modules 1, 2 and 3

Cambridge University , 2005

Band 4 on all certificates – on a scale on which 4 is the highest –

TKT is a test of professional knowledge for English teachers focusing on the methodology (pedagogy) of teaching English as a foreign language.



. CPE Translation Certificate

Cambridge University, 1989

Optional, additional paper of the CPE exam;  translation from and into English. (Brazilian Portuguese<>English)


Nancy I Certificat pratique de langue française (1er degré) CEFR Level C1

University of Nancy – France, 1989

An extensive, advanced course and examination comprising French literature, history and language. Level CEFR C1


Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache (German Certificate) CEFR Level B1

Goethe Institut, Brasilia DF, 1991

An intermediate level examination in German language set at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).



Introductory Teacher Training Course

IBI – Independent British Institute Brasília DF, 1992-1993

Course given by Sarah Walker MBE, MA http://www.sarawalker.com.br/about_sara.php

Training Course in Simultaneous and Consecutive Translation

.Michigan Certificate of Proficiency in English.

Michigan University 1986



Fluent in French, Portuguese and English.

Intermediate level in German and Italian.

Currently learning Russian.


Italki English Teacher 2011 – Present

Online English Teacher (through skype) 2005- Present.

• English Teacher at Cooplem Idiomas (Language School) 2010 – 2011

. Private face to face English teacher 1984 – 2004.

English Teacher at ‘Secretária de Educação do DF’ (Public School System), at Elefante Branco- Centro Interescolar de Línguas (Language School) 1995-1997

This teaching position required an entrance test into the Civil Service(Secretaria de Educação).I came first in the examinations.

English Teacher at Berlitz (Language School)  1987-1990