Summary of Curriculum Vitae
Sara Burkitt Walker

a)Educational Record (Higher Education)
University of Oxford, BA Hons. Cl II in Modern Languages 1960-63
University of London, MA in Area Studies (Latin America) 1966-7
Royal Society of Arts Certificate in the Teaching of English to Adults 1972

b)Professional Experience
British Council Project Manager, Tocantins English Project (a capacity-building project for secondary school English teachers in the state of Tocantins, in partnership between SEDUC- Secretaria de Educação and the British Council, funded by Projeto Alvorada- 2003-2004)
ELT Consultant, RW Programação Visual e Cursos Ltda, 1997 to the present
Consultancy and courses for the British Council, MARE, UNDP, Banco do Brasil S/A,
Banco Central do Brasil and Fundação Educacional do Distrito Federal;
Co-ordinator English, Instituto Rio Branco, Ministério das Relações Exteriores (Brazilian Foreign Service Training Academy) 1968-9; 1977-86; 1987 to the present
Member of the Advisory Panel, Macmillan English Dictionary, 1998 to the present
Member of the Editorial Adisory Panel, ELT Journal, Oxford University Press, 2001-2002
Co-founder and Principal of IBI-Independent British Institute, Brasília, 1973-96
Head Teacher, Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Inglesa, Brasilia Branch 1969-72
Lecturer in English, Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Inglesa, Rio de Janeiro 1967-9
Part-time lecturer in Translation, British Council, Portland Place, London, 1965-7
Teacher of French and Spanish, Sutton High School for Girls, Surrey, 1964-6
Assistante de Langue Anglaise, CEG Ëmile Dupont, Alençon, Orne, France 1963-4

c)Professional Affiliations
President of BRAZ-TESOL (the Brazilian Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) 1998-9; First Vice President 1996-7;
President of LAURELS (the Latin American Union of Registered English Language Schools) 1990-92; Vice President 1992-243; Admissions Officer, 1994-6;

English 2000 Landmark Review of ELT in Brazil 1997, the British Council, London 1997
Eight articles on teacher training techniques published in The Teacher Trainer, Canterbury England (1988-91)
Instituto Rio Branco Candidate’s handbook:English, Brasilia, FUNAG, 2000
Capitulo 2: Uma visão geral do ensino de Inglês no Brasil, em Caminhos e colheita: ensino e pesquisa na área de inglês no Brasil, org.Cristina Maria Teixeira Stevens & Maria Jandyra Cavalcanti Cunha, Editora UnB, 2003

Ordem do Rio-Branco, Grau Oficial, Brazilian Foreign Ministry, 1980
Member of the British Empire (MBE) 1988.


ABIN & CACD 2018

classes start in the week of January 15th 2018

Registrations for English for ABIN & CACD 2018 are now open. The ABIN objective test is also organised by CESPE and we expect many of our CACD candidates to take both exams. Our Current Affairs courses will also include ABIN practice until the Objective test on March 11th. To see the ABIN Edital/Regulations, click here.

CACD 2018 [Diplomatic entrance exam] is expected to take place in the first semester due to the elections. The new IRBr class of diplomats should start in July 2018.

Teachers for 2018

Sara Walker
Susie Casement Moreira
Peter Leamy
Alexandra da Costa

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