Rafael and Mónica and my husband, the enologist Luís Ribeiro, are my companions in enjoying games, reading, making music, dancing, and traveling. 

My American and Catalan backgrounds blend with my love for French and more than two decades of adventure in Portugal.

Professor of English Language and Culture
Polytechnic of Guarda (Instituto Politécnico da Guarda) Portugal

Research interests  
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Materials development
Learning Styles and Strategies
Cognition and Metalinguistics
Linguistic Policy



PhD in Applied Linguistics (2011)

Faculty of Letters 
Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

MA in Applied Linguistics and Didactics in Foreign Language Teaching (1991)
Faculty of Arts and Letters
University of California, Davis, USA

Double BA in French and Contemporary International Relations (1989)
Faculty of Arts and Letters
University of California, Berkeley, USA


Instituto Politécnico da Guarda 
Av. Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro, 50

+351 271 220 164


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