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Eduardo Viana da Silva

Lecturer, Portuguese; Portuguese Program Coordinator

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(206) 543-7943
PDL C-222
Office Hours: 
Spring 2019: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm or by appointment.


Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014
M.A., Brigham Young University, 2006
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Eduardo Viana da Silva received his Ph.D. in Luso-Brazilian Literature with an emphasis in Applied Linguistics from University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He holds an interdisciplinary degree in teaching “Certificate in College and University Teaching” from UCSB, a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) graduate certificate from Brigham Young University (BYU) and an M.A. in Luso-Brazilian literature, also from BYU. Eduardo Viana da Silva is a certified Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester in Portuguese from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Before coming to University of Washington, Eduardo has taught language courses, Luso-Brazilian literature, and topics on Brazilian culture at UCSB, BYU, University of Utah, and the Salt Lake Community College. He also taught English as a Second Language in a private school (ILAC) in Vancouver, Canada, between 2007 and 2010.

His main areas of interest are Applied Linguistics, Luso-Brazilian literature and culture, and curriculum development with a focus on culture and task-based language teaching (TBLT). He is currently working on a research project with a colleague on the implementation of task-based language assessment in language classes. Other areas of interest include teaching languages for special purposes and the use of technology in the classroom.


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Professional Affiliations: 
Modern Language Association (MLA), Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

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