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.
Summer 2016 A-term
- New Minor in Portuguese Language and Luso-Brazilian Studies - January 14, 2019
- History in the Making: Life-long Portuguese Learners at UW - April 26, 2017
- Spring 2017 Content Course Preview - February 8, 2017
- Parça - Impacting Lives through a Mentorship Program with High School Students in Brazil - February 7, 2017