Mrs. Maria Brown

Phone: 704-455-4700


Degrees and Certifications:

* MA International Education, Chichester University, UK (Language as a Foreign Language and Language as a Second Language). * Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciencias e Letras de Bebedouro (Majors: English and Portuguese Languages, European and Latin American Literatures, Linguistics and SLA (Second Language Acquisition). *TOEFL *Cambridge University Certificates (all) including TKT (Teacher's Knowledge in Teaching Certificate). * Major seminars for specialization in SLA (Second Language Acquisition). * ESOL: English to Speakers of Other Languages Certification

Mrs. Maria Brown


Hello CC Griffin students and families!

My name is Mrs. Maria Brown and I teach English as a Second Language (ESL).

I'm from Brazil and I have been teaching English as a Foreign Language and

English as a Second Language for over 20 years.

I hold a double major degree in Languages and Literature from Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciencias e Letras (Brazil),

and Master of Arts from Chichester University (United Kingdom).

I also hold a North Carolina Social Studies license. Scientific studies prove that individuals who communicate in 

more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills,

enhanced concentration, ability to multitask, and better listening skills

I couldn't agree more and there are many more reasons for that!.

This school year, we are going to be together in the world of virtual learning

to explore and learn together Academic English to better succeed in ELA, Math,

Science, and Social Studies.

I can't wait to meet new students and to see the ones I already met last year!

Welcome back Gryphons!




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