From the time at the Gymnasium in Oporto (Liceu Carolina Michaëlis) Cândida was interested in languages.
She studied German and English in Portugal, England and Germany. She also completed several courses Dutch in the Netherlands.
She was employed with national and international compagnies in Portugal, Germany and the Netherlands as interpreter/translator, foreign correspondent since 1970. She started with teaching Portuguese in 1972. Nowadays she gives Portuguese classes at the Volksuniversiteiten [adult learning] in Emmen, Groningen, Stadskanaal . She is also regulary involved in translations / interpretations for asylum-seakers, adoption matters, etc.
She produced, together with her husband a reference booklet "Portugees op reis".
Cândida is member for translating and interpreting Dutch/Portuguese of NGTV and VVTNN
E-mail Cândida van
Heusden - da Costa Lopes