Lidi Albuquerque

My name is Lidi Albuquerque, I am from São Paulo. I have a B.A. degree in Journalism, and many years of experience as a Portuguese teacher, Linguist and Journalist. As a Regional Manager of BRICs NY office, I am here to make sure our students have an outstanding language learning experience and succeed in achieving their professional and personal goals.

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Dec
1

The thumbs up in Brazil - Lidi

Today we are publishing a guest blog post written by John Clites, an American expat residing in Brazil. In this post John gives an essential and easy tip for communication in Brazil, and explains when you can use the thumbs up in Brazil. Two thumbs... More >>
Nov
20

What New Yorkers think of Brazil? - Lidi

It may sound hard to believe we know, but some people still think the official language in Brazil is Spanish, and that the country is nothing but Carnaval and soccer. How to deal with these people? Don’t get frustrated! Just tell them to sign up f... More >>
Nov
18

Artes Marciais Chinesas – Chinese Martial Arts Kung-Fu - Lidi

This is a guest post written in Portuguese by Christine Marote, a savvy Brazilian expatriate residing in China. In this post Chris gives us an insight about Chinese Martial Arts, its history and its importance not only in China but also worldwide. ... More >>
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Nov
14

November 15th – Proclamation of the Republic in Brazil - Lidi

Today we are publishing a guest blog post written by John Clites, an American expat residing in Brazil. In this post John writes about an important Brazilian National Holiday: The Proclamation of the Republic, and explains in a very interesting way w... More >>
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Nov
10

Banheiros na China – Chinese (public) restrooms - Lidi

This is a guest post written in Portuguese by Christine Marote, a Brazilian expatriate residing in China. In this amusing post Chris remembers the first time she used a public restroom in China, and shares with us this funny and unforgettable experie... More >>
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Nov
5

9 Foolproof Tips to Learn a Foreign Language - Lidi

Some people believe learning a second language is a daunting process, and they think they are not "a language person", which is a myth. Check out this cool SLIDESHARE we’ve created with simple steps you should take to succeed in learning a forei... More >>
Oct
28

TOP 5 Brazilian PT Expressions with the verb ‘Perder’ - Lidi

In Portuguese the verb ‘perder’ (to lose, miss, waste) has different meanings, depending on the context. BRIC is going to show you some very popular Brazilian Portuguese expressions with this versatile verb! Check out the SLIDESHARE we've cre... More >>
Oct
20

Como os chineses escrevem na internet e redes sociais - Lidi

This is a post written in English by Christine Maroth guest, Brazilian expatriate Residing in China. In this super interesting post Chris, Explains how the Chinese adapted Their internet language to writing. To Facilitate the writing on social media ... More >>