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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Mr Pedro Marques


Camões Teaching Fellow & European Portuguese Language Instructor

Room Number: ArtsOne 2.02
Office Hours: Wednesday, 10:00-11:00, Online appointments


I have been teaching Portuguese at Queen Mary University of London since 2018. I am also a teacher with the Camões Institute in London, working with native and heritage language learners.

After completing a degree in Portuguese and English studies from Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, I worked in schools in Portugal as an instructor of Portuguese as a native language. In 2005 I completed an MA in Portuguese Culture at Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro with a dissertation on 18th-century popular literature and in 2017 an MA in Modern Foreign Languages Education at King’s College London (KCL) with a dissertation on the state-of-play of Portuguese language education and language policy in the UK. I am currently studying for a PhD in postmodern Portuguese-language literature at KCL. I have published papers on Portuguese culture, language policy and language teaching.


POR4201 Portuguese I

POR5201 Portuguese II

POR4200 Introductory Portuguese

POR5200 Portuguese II Intensive

POR6200 Portuguese III

COM5036/POR4036 Colonial Power and Desire (convened by Prof. Else Vieira) 



Language Learning and Policy

"A Widely Spoken Lesser-Taught Language: Portuguese in British Higher Education". Revista de Estudos Anglo-Portugueses, 27 (2018), 383-401 

“Portuguese complementary education in the United Kingdom”, Revista Portuguesa de História, 48 (2017), 209-226

“Portuguese as a primary Modern Foreign Language in the United Kingdom: the teachers’ perspectives”, Educação, Sociedade & Culturas, 48 (2016), 49-67 

Portuguese culture “Os lugares do morto: o que faz Eça na literatura portuguesa contemporânea”, Luso-Brazilian Review, 56.1 (2019), 19-38 

“The Papel Volante: a Marginalized Genre in Eighteenth-Century Portuguese Culture?”, Portuguese Studies, 33.1 (2017)o, 22-38  

Public Engagement

I run Portuguese language outreach activities for secondary and Sixth Form students and organise the Camões Annual Lecture.

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