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Ms Madalena Pires

Ms Madalena Pires

Ms Madalena Pires

Deputy Language Director

15 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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+44 (0) 117 331 7265


Deputy Language Director for Portuguese

32 years of experience teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language (Lisboa / Bristol)


Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures, Universidade de Lisboa; 1982

MA in Modern British Theatre, Universidade Nova, Lisboa; 1989

Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education, Universidade Nova, Lisboa; 1989

Lecturer in English Literature and Culture, Universidade Nova, Lisboa; 1983-1995

Member of the LTC, SML

External Examiner Leeds-Beckett (2016 -    ) (Previous: University of Westminster, Leeds-Beckett, University of Reading)

Honorary member of Sociedade de Língua Portuguesa (student led), Bristol

Academic duties:

Responsible for the Design of original Course Books and materials for all levels of Portuguese (Team Work)

Delivery of all levels of Portuguese language

Design of all exam papers (Team Work)

Co-designer of online materials for students (Team Work)

Co-management of the Twitter Account “PortugueseAtBristol” (2018) (Team Work)

Training Courses offered by the University (e.g,, Online Resource List, YA online Marking)

Departmental Research Seminars


At the moment, involved in:         

  • Mia Couto and David Brookshaw at Bath Literature Festival 2019 – video / interview [activities for students]
  • App to monitor students’ attendance: pilot scheme run by Gloria Visintini

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