Edinaldo E. Santo
London, United Kingdom
Home page: http://london-portugueselessons.co.uk
Edinaldo do Espírito Santo was born in São Paulo - Brazil in April, 1970. Since the age of five he had a passion for reading, although he was only allowed to attend school at the age of seven, two months before he had his eighth birthday. At the age of ten he was reading from comic books to Jean Paul Sartre and at this age he was introduced to what later became his second passion, the English language. At the age of seventeen he enrolled for the first time in a language course and studied English at Fisk Schools, an American popular language school in Brazil. With financial support from his older sister Marluce and his mother Rosa, at the age of twenty-one he started studying for a degree in Languages and before he finished his studies he left his office job and started teaching English to children, teenagers and adults. Teaching became his third passion. He spent many unpaid hours working at his favourite school in São Paulo, called Silva Jardim. His love for education and his determination to teach more than a subject made him not only one of the most popular teachers at the school, but also the most loved one at the time. In 1996 he went to the USA to improve his English at Florida International University and in 1998 he came to England for the first time, living in London for five months, but couldn't manage to survive in one of the most expensive cities in the world and had to go back to Brazil. In Brazil, he went back to the classroom and taught for a year with the same passion of previous years, but London had become part of his life and in 2000 he decided to return to England and try once again. Eleven years later and he is still living in London. Now at the age of 43 he has his own company called London Lessons Ltd, founded in June 2011, where he teaches Brazilian Portuguese to English and foreigner students. He spent most of these eleven years teaching for Colleges around London such as International House, North Kingston Centre and Lambeth College, to mention a few and has worked for big organizations as translator, proof-reader and interpreter. He spends most of his time teaching, writing children's books and Brazilian Portuguese grammar books, drawing and trying to learn how to play the guitar. Technology is also a great part of his life and everything he does, in one way or another involves a computer and the Internet.
Interests: children's picture book, fiction,
Published writer: Yes