Jorge Orfão


Jorge Correia Orfão has a BA in Modern Languages and Literature (English and Spanish Studies) from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra (FLUC). During his year abroad at the School of Languages, Linguistics, and Culture of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Manchester, he pursued studies in Modern English and Language as well as Issues in Child Language Acquisition. At the University of Coimbra, Jorge wrote his MA dissertation in Feminist Studies (Anglo-American Literature) entitled Masculinidades no Feminino: o caso transgénero de Tipton/Moody (2012). Since 2009, he has taught English Language, Literature, and Culture to Young and Adult Learners in different private/public educational centers in Chile, Spain, China, and Portugal. His professional development is characterized by his participation and completion of several training courses in Theories of Second Language Acquisition, Second Language Reading, Writing and Grammar, Foundational Principles of Language Acquisition, and Foundational and Advanced Training for Teaching English Online. He holds relevant certifications in MOOC on tools to prevent and combat violence against LGBTI+ Children and Youth and Teaching Young Learners & Teenagers. Jorge is also an active member of the VIP Teacher global online platform as an English Teacher part of the Teacher Advisory Council, just as involved in several private and public teaching projects worldwide, namely those represented by the International House World Organization promoting appropriate classroom settings to learn English as a foreign language. He is writing his Ph.D. dissertation in the Discourses: Culture, History, and Society Doctoral Program at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES). His discourse analysis is based on Literary Studies, the Sociology of Culture and Language, the History of Ideas, Masculinity Studies, and Queer Theory. His academic purpose is to theoretically understand the violence of language within discourses centered on gender, sex, and sexuality and assert the boundaries between 'fact' and 'fiction' in autobiographical English literature.