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Lingua Franca Macaensi 2007
By Armando Rozario
UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATES. I am hereby presenting two proficiency in English certificates which were awarded in São Paulo , Brazil , in 1978. I will give a short account of how I took the exams in Hong Kong in 1947 and 1948 and in São Paulo in 1977. I taught English at a private Business English school in São Paulo in 1976, the director of the course asked me to show my credentials. I explained that I had taken the exams of Proficiency in English in Hong Kong in 1947/1948 from the University of Cambridge , London University and H.K. University , and I told him that I had lost all of them! He suggested that I take the exams again in São Paulo at Alumni ( Michigan ) and at Cultura Inglesa ( Cambridge ). I inscribed for the exams and took them in 1977, 30 years after I had taken the same tests in Hong Kong .
In 1978 I was awarded the "Grade A" CPE certificate of the University of Cambridge, in the same year I received a certificate from The English Language Institute of the University of Michigan, with "Honors'. You may see these documents which are reproduced with this short article. I have already published these images in a small weekly in Macaé, but I thought that by posting them online at www.jornalorebate.com they (the certificates) would call the attention of thousands of Brazilian students who are studying English in Macaé today. Quite a few of my students in Macaé, from 1979 till 2002 have passed their TOEFL, Michigan and Cambridge exams. Thaís, one of my best students, passed her Cambridge exam in 2002 and today she is a highly respected employee of Petrobras because of her extensive university curriculum.