Resident Director (TBA)

 

 

 

Dr. Carlos Manuel, Academic Coordinator/Instructor

Carlos Manuel joined American Councils as Academic Coordinator and Portuguese Teacher for the African Languages Initiative in 2013. He is also the Director of the Language Center at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. His educational background includes a Ph.D. from Illinois State University, an M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh in the UK and a BA from the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. All of his academic degrees are in the field of Applied Linguistics. Carlos has published a wide variety of educational resources relating to language acquisition, African language orthography and vocabulary development. On the weekends he enjoys playing soccer and reading to children, especially his sons.

 

Dr. Eliseu Mabasso, Instructor

Dr. Eliseu Mabasso joined American Councils in 2012 as a Portuguese teacher for the African Languages Initiative. He holds a BA in Linguistics from the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and an MA from The University of Sydney. In 2010, Dr. Mabasso became the first person to be awarded a Ph.D. degree from the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo. His Ph.D. research examined linguistic patterns in criminal investigations performed by Mozambican police. He has published and presented several papers on applied linguistics and language and culture. Dr. Mabasso also enjoys listening to music, watching documentaries and discussing local politics.

 

Benilde Vieira, Instructor

Benilde Vieira joined American Councils in 2013 as a Portuguese grammar teacher for the African Languages Initiative. In 2000, Benilde received her MA in Educational Technology in Salamanca, Spain through a scholarship awarded by the Spanish Cooperation in Mozambique. She also holds a BA in Portuguese and a certificate in Portuguese Language Instruction from the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo. Benilde’s academic interests include teaching Portuguese to non-native speakers, literature and methods of evaluation. She also enjoys gardening and cinema.

 

Aurélio Simango, Instructor

Aurélio Simango became a part of the American Councils and African Languages Initiative team in 2012 as a Portuguese teacher. He holds an MA in Linguistics from the University of Cape Town and a BA from the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo. Aurelio also received a post-graduate diploma in Education from the University of Cape Town. His research interests include bilingual education, Bantu linguistics, education planning and policy. When not teaching Portuguese at UEM, Aurélio enjoys cooking and dancing.