Raising bilingual children and maintaining their heritage language is a combined work between family, community and school (Moroni & Gomes, 2018). Raízes Brasileiras is a Brazilian community formed by cosmopolitan and bilingual families, citizens of the world who live in QLD/Australia. Raízes Brasileiras organizes cultural and educational experiences through Portuguese, offered by parents, educators, and professionals from the Brazilian community of QLD. Face-to-face classes are combined with online meetings, offering meetings every week. Online classes aim to allow the inclusion of children from all parts of Queensland, and from Brazil.   

FAMILY

Raízes Brasileiras gives seminars to parents and teachers of heritage languages, educating them on ways to raise bilingual children in a monolingual system. The coordinator also organises regular meeting with parents to involve them in pedagogical decisions.

COMMUNITY

Raízes Brasileiras together with ABRASSO work to involve students in the Brazilian community to offer activities, performances, and services exclusively in Portuguese. Students practice language in context, whereas the community enjoy quality moments of immersion in Portuguese.

SCHOOL

Raízes Brasileiras develops and implements a learning pathway that complements children's education in Portuguese language. The program focus on culture, school subjects, literature, and creativity to improve communication skills. 

At Raizes Brasileiras we believe that maintaining our culture and language not only promote community and individual's well-being, as well as it helps Australia to raise a globalized generation of bilingual children, with natural language, intercultural and transfer competencies.
Raízes' Learning  Pathway

Groups, workshops, lessons, & services

UNIVERSO DO DESCOBRIR

Group: UNIVERSO DO DESCOBRIR -not offered in 2020 - Age: 1 - 4 years-old When: Group Matutino: Saturday (fortnightly) 9:30am - 10:30pm Where: 10, moreton st. Paddington Price: AU$110 (Term) Annual fee apply If you are interested, contact us to be added in the waiting list.

UNIVERSO DO BRINCAR

Group: UNIVERSO DO BRINCAR Age: 4 - 8 years-old When: Group Matutino: Saturday (fortnightly) 10:45am - 12:15pm Group Vespertino: Saturday (fortnightly) , 2-3pm Where: 10, moreton st. Paddington Price: AU$110 (Term) Annual fee apply Students enrolled in this "Universo" have free access to "Hora da Leitura", our fortnightly online reading course for children.

UNIVERSO DO ESCREVER (8 - 12 yo)

Group: UNIVERSO DO ESCREVER Age: 8 - 13 years-old When: Saturday 2-3:30pm Where: 10, moreton st. Paddington Price: AU$140 (Term) Annual Fee apply Students enrolled in this "Universo" have free access to "Hora da Leitura" , our fortnightly online reading course for children.

BILINGUAL DRAMA (4 - 12 yo)

Community Workshop: BILINGUAL DRAMA (Portuguese/English) Teacher Flavia Santiago Age 6 - 13 When: Saturday (fortnightly): 3:45 - 5:15pm Where: 10, moreton st. Paddington (face-to-face) Price: (per term) AU$140 (students enrolled only at this group) AU$35 (students enrolled in an Universo group) Annual fee apply (for students enrolled only in this group). Students enrolled in this "Universo" have free access to "Hora da Leitura" , our fortnightly online reading course for children.

Choir Class

Community Workshop: LATIN CHOIR (Portuguese/Spanish/English) Teacher Ricardo Bona Young group Age: 9 - 17 years-old Adult group Age: 18 + years-old to be opened IN 2021, FILL UP THE FORM TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAITLIST. If you are interested, contact us to be added in the waiting list.

Music band

Community Workshop: MUSIC BAND Teacher: Ricardo Bona Age: 9 - 18 years-old To be opened soon If you are interested, contact us to be added in the waiting list.

Hora da Leitura (online reading classroom)

Lesson online: HORA DA LEITURA (Portuguese reading time) Age: 6 - 13 years-old When: Tuesday (fortnightly and alternate with Universos), 4pm - 4:40pm Where: Zoom/ Skype meetings Price: AU$55 (one term, 5 meetings) AU$15 (casual) Free for students enrolled in a "group" (Universos or Drama)

Writing lessons

Lesson online: HORA DA ESCRITA (Writing lessons) Age: 9+ years-old (must be orally fluent in Portuguese) When: Tuesday (fortnightly and alternate with Universos), 5pm - 6pm (starting on Term4/2020) Where: Zoom/Skype meetings Price: AU$55 (one term, 5 meetings) AU$15 (casual) Free for students enrolled in a "group" (Universos or Drama)

Private lessons

Lesson online: PRIVATE CLASSES (Portuguese/Spanish/English ESL) Age: 5+ / Adults When: email to check teachers availability Where: Zoom/Skype meetings Price: AU$ 115 (package of 4 classes) AU$40 (casual)

International Baccalaureate - Portuguese

Service - INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) - Portuguese Lessons with qualified teachers for teaching IB classes: PRIVATE CLASSES (Portuguese) Age: High school students When: email to check teachers availability Where: Zoom/Skype meetings Price: AU$ 240 (package of 4 classes) AU$80 (casual)

Heritage language consultant (any language background)t

Service - HERITAGE LANGUAGE CONSULTANT (any language) Dr Lilian Fleuri holds a PhD in Linguistics, is the founding director of project Raizes Brasileiras, lecturer at UQ, and mother of two trilingual boys. First consultation: collect info, observe, inform, and provide a brief report on how to proceed. Follow-ups: work with the family towards their goals. Consultation hour rates: First meeting (+assessment and report): AU$150 Follow-ups: AU$80 Seminar or workshop: AU$150 ( 30min - 1 hour)

Description

GROUPS

Groups are built to work in sequence, following a learning pathway, and  giving to families a lifelong support on bilingual upbringing.

  • Universo do Descobrir: works on establishing a Portuguese speaking identity between parents and toddlers, through age appropriate games with children, children and parents , and orientations to parents in how to raise bilingual children.   The classes are delivered face-to-face and focus on the orality and children interaction with parents, exclusively in Portuguese. 

  • Universo do Brincar develops language skills and children integration through games, music, story, arts, and playful environment. The classes are delivered face-to-face and focus on the orality and children integration exclusively in Portuguese. This group incorporates children from 4 to 8 years old, with all levels of Portuguese fluency.

  • Universo do Escrever develops language skills and children integration through projects, incorporating reading and writing in most of activities, and promoting activities to expand of vocabulary and expressions. The classes are delivered face-to-face and focus on the orality and children integration exclusively in Portuguese. This group incorporates children from 8 to 13 years old, with intermediate and/or advanced level of Portuguese fluency.

 

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

Our Brazilian community has very qualified  professionals in Arts, Sciences, and Education who offer workshops for children, and adults in partnership with Raizes Brasileiras. 

  • Bilingual Drama: workshop offered by Flavia Santiago. This workshop explores the art of acting, developing children's creativity, confidence, expressiveness, and oral fluency. The classes are articulated with Universos' program. Delivered face-to-face and focused on oral skills, children integrate to each other in Portuguese or English. This group incorporates children from 6 to 13 years old, with all levels of Portuguese fluency.

  • Latin Choir/ Coral Latino: workshop offered by a professional singing teacher, for teens and adults. To be opened in 2021. Please, contact us so you can add your name to the waiting list.  

  • Music Band/ Nossa banda: workshop offered by professional music teacher, for teens and adults. To be opened in 2021. Please, contact us so you can add your name to the waiting list.

  • Percussion for parents and children: workshop offered by professional percussion teacher, for children and adults. To be opened in 2021. Please, contact us so you can add your name to the waiting list.    

 

LESSONS / SERVICES

Lessons online are focused in the development of written skills, and the work on specific needs. Lessons are in group or private. 

 

GROUPS LESSONS

 Dr Lilian Fleuri and a team of investigators on education and linguistics are developing and applying methods of bilingual literacy through:  

  • Hora da Leitura (reading sessions): is an online course, in which teachers from Raizes Brasileiras read along a carefully-selected Brazilian book, and guide specific exercises to help children to develop Portuguese reading and writing skills. This course is designed for children enrolled in Year 1 - 3 with a good oral fluency in Portuguese, and it completes UNIVERSO DO BRINCAR's program. It uses literacy methods used by Australian primary schools, helping children to became simultaneously literate in both English and Portuguese.

  • Hora da Escrita (writing sessions): is an online course, in which teachers from Raizes Brasileiras guide specific exercises to help children to develop Portuguese writing confidence and improve or learn writing skills, such as grammar, orthography, writing creativity, and translation. This course is designed for children enrolled in Year 4+ with a good oral fluency in Portuguese, and it completes UNIVERSO DO ESCREVER's program. It uses literacy methods used by Australian primary schools, helping children to became simultaneously literate in both English and Portuguese.

PRIVATE LESSONS

One-on-one lessons address students' specific needs. They come in three formats:

  • Private lessons: teachers assess their students, identify their Portuguese/Spanish/ESL communicative skills needs, and work specifically on these needs. Lessons are online through Zoom or Skype.

  • International Baccalaureate (IB): The IB is a Diploma Programme, which is a rigorous pre-university course of study designed for students in the 16 to 19 age range. It is a broad-based course with a strong emphasis on encouraging students to develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness, and the attitudes necessary for them to respect and evaluate a range of points of view. The lessons are taught by qualified registered teaches, who work in partnership with High Schools in QLD. More Info.

  • Heritage Language consultant: Dr Lilian Fleuri (PhD in Linguistics) gives educational consultancy or seminars about heritage language teaching and learning, to families, community language schools, state schools, and o organizations. Dr Fleuri attends families from any language background, but consultation will be in English, Portuguese or Spanish. 

Calendar & Timetable

Meet The Team

Dr Lilian Fleuri

Pedagogical Coordinator and project director .

PhD in Linguistics. 

Flavia Santiago

Teacher,

storyteller, biologist, and artist, post-grad student in education at QUT.

Elizabete Novaes

Teacher, 

educator, psychologist, studying counselling.

Rafael Oliveira

Teacher,

biologist, and visual communicator, video editor and photographer.

Our Sponsors

Sponsors can contribute with in-kind donations, services, or stipend. Contact us, and talk on ways to help Raizes Brasileiras to continue delivering lessons and community activities to help children of the Latin American community of QLD to grow bilingual. ABRASSO is the non-for-profit organization to which Raizes is affiliated since 2017.

Projeto Raízes Brasileiras

affiliated to ABRASSO Inc.

10, Moreton st. Paddington

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Last update Sept./2020