With Virginia Langhammer


Speaking Brazilian School Team

Virginia Langhammer - Director and Teacher

Dear student,


I’m happy to introduce you to my team of teachers: Patricia and Alexandra.


In addition to years of experience as Portuguese teachers, they have also been trained by me to be in tune with Speaking Brazilian School style and standards.


I'm sure you'll learn a lot from them!

Your teacher,


Meet The Team

Patrícia Gonçalves - Teacher

Olá! My name is Patrícia Gonçalves. I’m originally from Curitiba (Brazil). I’ve lived in New York since 2007 with my husband, my 8-year son and our little dog called Honey-Banana.


I’ve volunteered as a Portuguese teacher for children in public schools in the United States, which was a wonderful experience.


I’ve been teaching Portuguese as a second language to English speakers and Spanish speakers for many years and now I’m happy to be part of the Speaking Brazilian Team!

See you in class!


Alexandra Turner - Teacher

Hello! My name is Alexandra Turner, and I am a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker. I am thrilled to say that this is my 5th year of teaching Portuguese online. 


I have been living in the United States for over 20 years. In addition, I have five years of experience teaching Portuguese online for the US Air Force. 

Currently, I live in Connecticut with my husband, Russell and two boys (Daniel and Richard).


I look forward to teaching you Portuguese!