With Virginia Langhammer


Speaking Brazilian School Team

Meet The Team

Virginia Langhammer - Director and Teacher

Teaching Portuguese as a second language has become my passion since I moved to NYC in 2013.

Prior to opening my school in 2018, I taught at the top language schools in New York for four years, where I worked with students from all over the the world, helping them with their personal and professional goals.

I've been always passionate about languages. I speak Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish. My knowledge of foreign language learning gives me the best tools to help my students in their learning journey.

I can't wait to have you as my student!

Your teacher,


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!