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Our Team

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Laura Penido

Head Teacher and Founder

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Laura founded Portuguese for Gringos to fulfil her passion for propagating Brazilian language and culture. Her background in Social Sciences by UNICAMP inspires her to create dynamic and interactive learning experiences.

Laura also casually at NSW School of Language. 


Bruna Guimarães

Portuguese Teacher

Graduated in languages and education (English and Portuguese), she has been teaching English as a second language for over 10 years. 

Her favourite word in Portuguese is "balacobaco", which perfectly describes her favourite Brazilian singer, Rita Lee.

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Fernanda Bolochio

Portuguese Teacher

Graduated in Literature and currently doing a Master's degree in Portuguese as a Foreign Language, she has been teaching for over 5 years. Her favourite word in Portuguese is "oxe," - a word with various meanings. Her biggest Brazilian idol is Paulo Freire, one of the greatest names in the world of education.

Ready to start your learning journey?

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