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.
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) and Global Citizenship. Other areas of interest include teaching languages for special purposes and the use of technology in the classroom.
Eduardo is currently working on a textbook for Portuguese - Bate-Papo - An Introduction to Portuguese as an Open Educational Resource (OER). 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 https://uw.pressbooks.pub/batepapo/
Summer 2016 A-term
- Portuguese Minor Studies in São Paulo on Grant - September 30, 2019
- 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