Cristina Carvalheiro


My name is Cristina Carvalheiro.  I was born in Coimbra, Portugal and came to the United States at the age of 4.  I completed my Undergraduate degree at Rutgers University where I triple majored in English, French and Portuguese.  Following the completion of my degree in 1997, I began teaching ESL (English as a Second Language).  In 2007, I returned to school to complete a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics.  Twenty-five years after my first teaching experience, I continue to enjoy my job.  I continue to work full-time as an ESL teacher, while teaching Portuguese at ELPU and another Portuguese school in the area.  I am currently working on completing my supervisory certification.  I am a wife, mother of two and proud Portuguese citizen.  I enjoy passing on my love and knowledge of Portuguese culture to all my students.