Eduardo Viana da Silva (he/him/his)

Associate Teaching Professor, Portuguese; Portuguese Program Coordinator

Contact Information

PDL C-106
Office Hours
Winter 2024 - Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2 pm in person in Padelforc C-103 or by Zoom if requested.


Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014
M.A., Brigham Young University, 2006
Curriculum Vitae (250.79 KB)

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 is also certified by ACTFL to conduct Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPIs) for Portuguese. 

Before coming to University of Washington in 2015, Eduardo 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 Critical Pedagogy, Applied Linguistics, Luso-Brazilian literature and culture, curriculum development, and Global Citizenship.

Since a recent study abroad program to Brazil in 2023 to the Pantanal area, Eduardo started working on issues related to Environmental Activism and Arts with particular attention to the Amazon Rainforest and Pantanal areas in Latin America.

Eduardo has an ongoing project of a Portuguese language textbook - Bate-Papo - An Introduction to Portuguese, an Open Educational Resource (OER) available online. This book has been supported through a UW Libraries Award, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Language Leaning Center, and the Center for Global Studies at the UW. This e-text is available at the link: User can copy, adapt, and/or modify the text to their needs.

Eduardo received the 2020 Language Teacher of the Year Award for the State of Washington from the Washington Association for Language Teaching, WAFLT, in recognition for his work with Portuguese and other less commonly taught languages.

For an updated list of Eduardo Viana da Silva's publications, visit the ORCID link:


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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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