Camilla Xicatto

Portuguese Teacher

ABOUT ME

I always had a genuine passion for languages, communication and music. I can say my heart is divided into four places so far, Brazil, where I was born and raised; Portugal, where I completed my bachelor degree; Italy, where I am a citizen and some of my family and friends live; and Australia, where I have been living for seven years and am very proud to call home.

My first experience as a Portuguese teacher was sixteen years ago when I volunteered in a community program in Brazil helping and teaching children from 7 to 15 years old. During this project, I was invited by UNESP (University Estadual Paulista) to teach Portuguese Grammar to students who were preparing themselves for year 12 final exams. After this experience, I went to Portugal to continue my bachelor and I worked as a Translator. Once I completed my bachelor, I started working on a cruise ship as a Youth Program Manager and was promoted to Portuguese International Hostess and Translator; I spent six years working on cruise ships and travelling the world.

For the last three years I have been working as an Educator and Languages Coordinator, teaching Portuguese, Spanish and Italian to children in Child Care Centres. I am also very passionate about music and singing. I am a singer who loves singing bossa nova, forró pé de serra, samba and MPB (Brazilian popular music) in general.

SKILLS & EDUCATION

Bachelor of Tourism at UNESP (Brazil) and University of Aveiro (Portugal); Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Australia); working and passionate about languages for the last sixteen years and fluent in 4 languages.
Written Portuguese
Teaching
Lesson Plans
Teaching Flexibility
Tailored Learning
English

“I am multilingual and languages mean the world to me. I believe that the same way I could learn other languages in my adult life, everybody can. Teaching languages, sharing life experiences in different cultures and helping people to improve their communication skills are some of my passions in life.”