Photo of Maria Champlin

Part-Time Lecturer in Portuguese


Maria Aparecida Vieira Champlin was born and raised in Lorena, a college town located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, between the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. She has taught English in her native country from the middle school to the University level.

Maria has been teaching Portuguese language and the cultures of the lusophone world to English and Spanish native speakers for about 15 years. She taught in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas before moving to Boston. Currently, she teaches at Tufts University and Boston University.

In her free time, she loves to play tennis, to watch and attend some of the grand slam tournaments such as the US Open, to visit her family and friends in Brasil, and to go to the beach.  She loves traveling, learning new cultures and customs, and spending time with her grandson.