ZEM.Education is a company that specializes in the organization of programmes that combine learning of foreign languages leisure and adventure. The participants will have the opportunity to learn Spanish and also other useful skills, so important in the globalized society of today.
José Carlos Almeida
Portuguese by nationality, he was awarded his PhD in Sociology by the University of Bristol in 2001. He was a researcher at the University College London and at the Manchester European Research Institute - Languages Department of the Manchester Metropolitan University. He has a strong interest in issues related to experience of multiculturalism, multicultural education and migrations in Europe and has experience in teaching in higher education both in Portugal and the UK. He has been combining his academic activities with the organization of summer camps and programmes of leisure and education that offer enriching experiences for the participants' personal and professional future. He is a native speaker of Portuguese and is fluent in English and Spanish. He is a founding member of ZEM.Education.
Maria Gascón Ramos
Spanish by nationality, she is an educational psychologist (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 1999) and qualified teacher (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1999). In 2005 she was awarded her PhD in Deaf Studies by the University of Bristol on bilingual education of deaf children. She was a researcher at the University of Manchester. She currently manages a highly specialist mental health service for deaf children, young people and their families. In 1997 she obtained her Brevêt d'Aptitud en Formation des Animateurs en Centre de Vacances et des Loisirs (Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports de France) and throughout the years she has been developing simultaneously her career in education for deaf children with her interest in non-formal education and teaching of foreign languages in several countries (England and Canada). She is a native speaker of Spanish and is fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Bristish Sign Language and Spanish Sign Language. She is a founding member of ZEM.Education.