The experience of regularly reaching heterogeneous groups of students constantly renews my instructional curiosity and increases my range and skills as an educator. I regard the learning experience along the lines of what Paulo Freire, the Brazilian philosopher, once described as reading the world preceding the reading of the word world" (Freire, 1989). From his perspective, critical thinking widens the life experience of those who seek education by opening the possibility to read beyond the immediate decoding of messages. Promoting classroom experiences that engage students in the learning of language and culture increases my own sense of responsibility and expands my perception of their strengths as well as of the aspects where there is room for improvement; at the same time, it helps students to become aware of their own responsibilities and opportunities to expand their limits. Learning a language has to be understood as a preparation for an even more important transcultural competency that will enable them to function in different cultural settings.
Establishing a safe and welcoming environment is crucial from the beginning, as well as dynamic activities to promote interaction to enhance peer collaboration and communication proficiency in the target language. As a consequence, students experience both a sense of autonomy and an improvement of their social skills, which encourage them to advance and risk another step towards increasing knowledge. I have always enjoyed using activities involving cultural aspects of a language in combination with technology tools because they amplify and add greater diversity to the students' learning experience Such activities generate new ways of reading and expanding not only linguistic but also cultural and social perceptions.
- Ph.D., Portuguese; Second Area: Spanish
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2010
- M.A., Portuguese, Minor: Latin American Studies
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2004
- M.A., Secondary Education, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 2002
- B.A., Clinical Psychology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1995
- B.A., Portuguese Language and Literature and Brazilian Literature, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1987
- B.A., Communications, Public Relations, Instituto Cultural Newton Paiva, Brazil, 1987
Survey on Brazilian Literature
Spanish for Native Speakers I
Elementary Spanish I
Book review. Sá-Carneiro, Mário de. Seven Songs of Decline and Other Poems. Translated by Margaret Jull Costa and Ana Luísa Amaral. London: Francis Boutle Publishers, 2020. Pp. 132. ISBN 978-1-8380928-4-9. Hispania, Vol. 105, Number 1, March 2022. Spring 2022.
Book chapter. Caprchoso and Garantido: The Amazonian Folkloric Festival Reenactment at the Portuguese World Language Startalk® Summer Camp in California. In: Phillipov, R. & Hanna, V. H. (Orgs.). Saberes em Conexão na Unversidade: Língua, Literatura e Cultura. Dialogarts Ed. Rio de Janeiro. Fall 2022. https://www.dialogarts.uerj.br/saberes-em-conexao-na-universidade-lingua-literatura-e-cultura/
Teaching in COVID-19 Times: Challenges, Promises, and Pogress. Revista Letras Raras. Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil. ISSN: 2317-2347. Fall 2020. http://revistas.ufcg.edu.br/ch/inndex.php/RLR/index
Portuguese Tiles: A Project-based Learning Experience. Muiraquitã-Revista de Humanidades. Pós-Graduação em Letras: Linguagem e Identidade (PPGLI) da Universidade Federal do Acre (UFAC), AC Brazil. ISSN 2525-5924. Fall 2019. https://periodicos.ufac.br/index.php/mui/article/view/2912
Desafios da Sustentabilidade do Ensino de Português Língua Mundial nos EUA: Projeto Vídeo como Estratégia Intercultural. Revista do Centro de Letras e Comunicação-Cadernos de Letras Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPEL), RS, Brazil. ISSN 2358-1409 (online) ISSN 0102-9576 (print). Fall 2019 https://periodicos.ufpel.edu.br/ojs2/index.php/cadernodeletras/article/view/16638
Lúcio Cardoso no Contexto do Romance de 30: um Intimista. CES Revista, Periódico Multidisciplinar do Centro de Ensino Superior de Juiz de Fora. MG, Brazil. entra Descobertas e Releituras, a Pesquisa. v. 33, n. 2 (2019). Fall 2019.
Book translation review (English) of Chronicle of the Murdered House, by Lúcio Cardoso,Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, Volume 51, Issue 2, Routledge. ISSN: 0890-5762. Spring 2019.
Portuguese is in! From Less Commonly Taught to Language of the Future: The K-12 Portuguese World Language Pathway in the U.S. Todas as Letras-Revista de Língua e Literatura. São Paulo: Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie Press. Spring 2018
Rejoinder manuscript in special centenary volume of Hispania - journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Fall 2017.
Chico Vive! Conference - Cambridge Institute for Brazilian Studies Inc. Translator of interview by Gomercindo Rodrigues. 2015. E-book. http://cambridgebrazil.org/rural-workers-indians-environment/the-chico-vive-ebook-is-now-ready-for-complimentary-download)
Hello Americans: Orson Welles, Brazil, and the Good Neighor Policy. REI -Revista de Estudos Internacionais, vol. 4, n. 1, Joao Pessoa: Universidade Estadual da Paraiba Press, 2013. 6-29. Fall 2013
"Duas faces do poder em Guimarães Rosa: Grande Sertão: Veredas e `Famigerado`." Studies in Honor of Heitor Martins. Ed. Darlene J. Sadlier. Luso-Brazilian Literary Series 3, Bloomington: Indiana University,. 134-41. Fall 2006.
"Literatura Infantil." Revista Pedagógica, vol. 67. Belo Horizonte: Revista Pedagógica. Spring 1994.
104th American Association of Teachers or Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tecer laços, compartilhar e aprender com relatos de Memória Afetiva em PLE. Summer 202. (presenter)
137th MLA Annual Convention. Partner Language Exchange Project & Partner Culture Exchange Project. Washington, D.C. Winter 2022 (virtual). (presenter)
103rd American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference, Atlanta, GA, Portuguese Tiles: a Project-based Learning Experience. Summer 2021. (presenter)
I Symposium on Lusophone Cultures of California. UC Davis. Project-Based Learning in Elementary Portuguese Classes. Fall 2019. (presenter)
101st American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference, San Diego, CA, Video production to deliver confidence: Project-based Activity Language Learners. Summer 2018. (presenter)
2018 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo. ACTFL. Caprichoso and Garatido: The Amazonian Folklore Festival at STARTALK© Camp. New Orleans, Louisiana, Fall 2018. (presenter)
100th American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference, Salamanca, Spain. O Folclore Bumba meu Boi e as toiradas Açorianas no projeto STARTALK© Summer 2018. (presenter)
Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC) Conference, Hayward, CA, "STARTALK©: Tying a Brazilian-Portuguese (Azorean) cultural experience". Fall 2017 (presenter)
Luso-American Education Foundation Conference (LAEF), XLI Annual Conference on Education and Culture, San Jose, CA "A Carta de Pero Vax de Caminha". Spring 2017. (presenter)
Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC) Conference, Berkeley, CA. "Creativity and Technology: Partners for Success". Fall 2016. (presenter)
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference, Miami. "Technology without Fear". Summer 2016 (presenter)
Luso-American Education Foundation Conference (LAEF), XL Annual Conference on Education and Culture, San Diego, CA. Spring 2016 (participant)
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Northern California Chapter (AATSP/NC) Workshops, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA Spring 2016. (participant)
Luso-American Education Foundation Conference (LAEF), Workshop on Authentic Experiences and Enhanced Learning in the Portuguese-Language Classroom, UC Berkeley, CA. Fall 2015. (participant)
Organization of American States (OAS) 3rd University Internationization Seminar, Washington, D.C., Spring 2015 (participant)
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), 2014 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. "Classroom Successful Projects". Fall 2014. (presenter)
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), 2013 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. Fall 2013. (participant)
Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC), Berkeley. "So, Let's Review". Fall 2010. (presenter)
Modern Language Association Midwest Chapter (M/MLA) 50th Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN. "Família disfuncional em Lúcio Cardoso: nadando contra a corrente da tradicional família mineira". Fall 2008. (presenter)
American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA), Yale University. "Duelo planejado, luta imaginária: "Duelo", de Guimarães Rosa". Fall 2008. (presenter)
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, 61st Conference, University of Kentucky, "O Cinema Novo não morreu: Dias Melhores Virão, de Carlos Diegues". Spring 2008. (presenter)
Modern Language Association Midwest Chapter (M/MLA) 49th Annual Convention, Cleveland, OH. "Memorial de Maria Maura: do romance à adaptação televisiva". Fall 2007. (presenter)
Modern Language Association Midwest Chapter (M/MLA) 48th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. "Duelo planejado, luta imaginária: Duelo, de Guimarães Rosa". Fall 2006 (presenter)
25th Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati. "Duas faces do poder em Guimarães Rosa: Grande Sertão: Veredas e 'Famigerado'". Spring 2005. (presenter)
Graduate Portuguese & Hispanic Symposium (GRAPJSY), Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. "Duas faces do poder em Guimarães Rosa: Grande Sertão: Veredas e 'Famigerado'". Fall 2005. (presenter)
Foreign/Second Language Teaching Share Fair, Indiana University, Bloomington, "Warm-up Activity-Bingo!" Fall 2009. (presenter)
Course Development, P115, Business Portuguese for Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2006.
Symposium Lessons from the MBA Classroom-Business Concepts and Pedagogy for Foreign Language Professionals, Columbus, Ohio, 2005. (participant)
Symposium IU CIBER BRIC-Business in Emerging Markets-Projections for the Market of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, Indianapolis, 2005. (participant)
Foreign/Second Language Teaching Share Fair, Indiana University, Bloomington. "Group Dynamics for Descriptive Composition" Fall 2005. (presenter)
Foreign/Second Language Teaching Share Fair, Indiana University, Bloomington. "Grading Composition in Groups". Fall 2004. (presenter)
Course Development, P115, Business Portuguese for Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2006.
Associate Professor of Portuguese and Spanish-Department of Philosophy and Modern Languages, California State University, Stanislaus; 2015-present
Professorial Lecturer of Portuguese-American University, Washington D.C.; Fall 2013-Spring 2015
Visiting Professor of Portuguese-Universidade de Itaúna, Brazil; Spring 2013
Visiting Lecturer of Spanish-University of Alabama, Birmingham; Summer 2008 and 2009
Associate Instructor of Portuguese and Spanish-Indiana University, Bloomington; Fall 2002-Spring 2010
Portuguese-Spanish-Literatures in Portuguese-Cultures in Portuguese-Brazilian Cinema-Latin American Literature
- Elizabeth Anne B. Papageorge Faculty Development Award (CSU_Stanislaus) 2019
- Short-listed for Green-Teaching Award, American University (Washington, D.C.) 2013
- Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award (Indiana University) 2010
- Outstanding Associate Instructor Award, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Indiana University) 2009
- Fulbright Scholarship Graduate Studies 2000