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Liz Marqueiro

Liz Marqueiro




Diploma in Teaching English Language Teaching (DELTA) Cambridge University


A lifetime of experience teaching English to international students in Portugal, Japan, Italy and pre-sessional courses at UK universities. Liz was an IELTS teacher and examiner and also an IELTS social media writer for Cambridge Assessment English and Cambridge University Press. Now she's Content Manager for Hotcourses Abroad and spends her days writing articles, answering questions on HCA social media channels and interviewing students. She's here to help international students on their journey to an exciting future.

Top 5 reasons to study a master’s degree in the UK

Top 5 reasons to study a master’s degree in the UK

Studying at the postgraduate level and expanding your specialist knowledge in a particular subject will lead to better work opportunities, higher salaries, and overall career success. Obtaining a master’s degree in the UK offers you all these and much more, irrespective of the subject you select. We highlight the top five reasons why a master’s degree from a UK university will benefit you both in the short-term and the future.   Top ranking

From dreams to reality: A student experience in Ireland

From dreams to reality: A student experience in Ireland

For as long as he can remember, Luiz Filipe Arruda has been carefully and meticulously planning for his big move to study abroad. Moving away from his hometown of Brasilia, Brazil, has taken him to Ireland’s capital, Dublin, and the campus of Dublin City University. We chatted to Luiz about his postgraduate digital marketing studies in Ireland, what it took to get there, and how he’s settled into his new environment.   Life before studying abroad

The ultimate student guide to Northern Canada

The ultimate student guide to Northern Canada

The ‘land of the midnight sun’, Northern Canada covers nearly 40 per cent of the land mass of the entire country but yet less than one per cent of the population call this region home. The reason for this is the severe weather and cold temperature. The region forms part of the Arctic Circle and temperatures vary between minus five and minus 40 degrees Celsius. Summers are very short with temperatures between seven and 18 degrees Celsius and 19 hours of sunlight.

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