Degree in Romance Philology, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa; D.E.A. in Didactologie des Langues-Cultures, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3. Retired secondary school teacher, she also taught at the Lycée International de Saint-Germain-en-Laye and was reader of Portuguese at the Université d’Avignon. She was a visiting assistant at the Department of Linguistics of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University Lisbon, where she taught Didactics of Portuguese as a Mother Tongue and as a Foreign Language/Second Language and other subjects. She has participated in several European projects in the area of languages and language-culture teacher training. She was editor of the journal “Referências-Ressources” of the Portuguese Association of French Teachers. She has been a collaborator at Linguistics Research Centre of NOVA University Lisbon.