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Edna Lima

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Associate Professor of Instruction in the Academic & Global Communication Program
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Education

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Technology, Iowa State University, 2015 Dissertation: Development and evaluation of online pronunciation instruction for international teaching assistants’ comprehensibility

M.A. in TESL/Applied Linguistics: Specialization in CALL, Iowa State University, 2008 Thesis: An exploratory study of nonlanguage factors affecting nonnative undergraduate students’ reaction to international teaching assistants

B.A. in Languages: English and Portuguese, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil, 1999

Biography

Dr. Edna Lima is an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Academic & Global Communication Program in the Linguistics Department at Ohio University, where she is currently teaching Oral Communication Skills for International Teaching Assistants, Writing for Research to domestic and international graduate students, and Computers in Language Teaching II for M.A. students in Linguistics. She is also the Coordinator of the Writing & Critical Reading Labs. In addition, she is instructor and developer of Online Certificate Programs. Edna has taught EFL/ESL/ESP for over 23 years. She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Technology from Iowa State University. Her research interests include computer assisted language learning (CALL), language assessment, material design, and technology applied to language learning and teaching, especially to pronunciation instruction.

Teaching Experience 

Ohio University, Department of Linguistics (2014-present)

  • ET 6020: Technical Writing Seminar (Engineering)
  • ELIP 5140: Academic Writing in Graduate Studies (All students)                               
  • ELIP 5140: Academic Writing in Graduate Studies (Communication & Development)
  • ELIP 5140: Academic Writing in Graduate Studies (Political Science)
  • ELIP 5160: Writing for Research (All students)                                                      
  • ELIP 5160: Writing for Research Hybrid (Sciences)
  • ELIP 5160: Writing for Research (Political Science)
  • ELIP 5220: Classroom Communication Skills for International Teaching Assistants
  • LING 4520: Computers in Language Teaching II (Undergraduate)
  • LING 5520: Computers in Language Teaching II (Graduate)
  • LING 4830: Assessing Language Abilities (Undergraduate)
  • LING 5830: Assessing Language Abilities: Proseminar in TEFL Testing (Graduate)

Iowa State University, Department of English (2006-2014)

  • ENGL 525: Methods in Teaching Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation Skills to Nonnative Speakers of English (co-teaching with Dr. John Levis) (one section)     
  • ENGL 518: Teaching English as a Second Language Methods and Materials (one section)
  • ENGL 101D: Academic English II - Academic Writing for Nonnative Graduate Students (five sections)
  • ENGL 180A: Speaking for International Teaching Assistants (three sections)
  • ENGL 101B: Academic English for Native Speakers of Other Languages I (eight sections)
  • ENG 250: Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition (three sections)
  • ENG 150: Critical Thinking and Communication (three sections)
  • ENG 150: Critical Thinking and Communication (Cross-Cultural) (two sections)

Publications

Lima, E. F. (2020). The Supra Tutor: Improving speaker comprehensibility through a fully online pronunciation course. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, 6(1), 39-67.

Lima, E. F., & Zawadzki, Z. (2019). Improving speaker intelligibility: Using sitcoms and engaging activities to develop learners’ perception and production of word stress in English. In J. Levis, C. Nagle, & E. Todey (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Ames, IA, September 2018 (pp. 371-381). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Lima, E. F. (2018). The Supra Tutor: Learners’ perspectives on online pronunciation instruction. In G. Kessler (Ed.), TESOL voices: Insider accounts of classroom life: Online and hybrid classroom education (pp. 59-67). Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press.

Wallace, L., & Lima, E. F. (2018). Technology for teaching pronunciation. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Lima, E. F. (2017). A review of the new Well Said Series [Review of Well said intro: Pronunciation for clear communication 2nd Ed., by L. Grant & E. E. Yu and Well said: Pronunciation for clear communication 4th Ed., by L. Grant]. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, 3(2), 293-297.

Lima, E. F., & Levis, J. M.  (2017).  An online ‘pronunciation tutor’ at Iowa State University.  In J. Murphy (Ed.), Teaching the pronunciation of English: Focus on whole courses. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Lima, E. F. (2016). Comprehensibility and liveliness in nonnative student oral presentations before and after training: A mixed methods study. System, 63, 121-133.

Wallace, L., & Lima, E. F. (2016). Intelligibility: Five winning activities for speak test preparation. In J. Levis, H. Le, I. Lucic, E. Simpson, & S. Vo (Eds). Proceedings of the 7th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Dallas, TX, October 2015 (pp. 197-210). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Lima, E. F. (2015). Feel the rhythm! Fun and effective pronunciation practice using Audacity and sitcom scenes. Proceedings of the 6th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (pp. 277-284), Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Lima, E. F. (2015). Development and evaluation of online pronunciation instruction for international teaching assistants’ comprehensibility (Doctoral dissertation). Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest LLC.

Lima, E. F. (2012). A comparative study of the perception of ITAs by native and nonnative undergraduate students. In. J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Sept. 2011. (pp. 54-64), Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Lima, E. F. (2011). [Review of the book English in Singapore: Phonetic research on a corpus]. World Englishes, 30(2), 286-288. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-971X.2011.01714.x

Lima, E. F. (2011). Language and nonlanguage factors affecting nonnative undergraduate students’ reactions to ITAs. In. J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the 2nd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Sept. 2010 (pp. 43-55). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Lima, E. F. (2011). Issues in CALL: Authenticity of materials. Proceedings of the International Research and Practice Conference: Traditions and innovations in teaching native and foreign languages at tertiary level (pp. 365-368). Ivanovo, Russia: Ivanovo State Power Engineering University.

Lima, E. F. (2008). An exploratory study of language and nonlanguage factors affecting nonnative undergraduate students’ reaction to international teaching assistants (MA thesis). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Grants

Online course development: American English (AE) E-Teacher English for Tourism Professionals in Mongolia, U.S. State Department, March-December 2020.

Honors and Awards

Teaching Excellence Award from the English Department at Iowa State University (Fall 2012)  

Presentations at Seminars and Conferences

Lima E. F., & Zawadzki, Z. (2019, September). What did you say?: Using EdPuzzle and talk show interviews for intonation patterns and prominence practice. Poster presented at the 11th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Lima, E. F. (2019, March). Technology for pronunciation teaching. Invited panel (Instructional technology tools for developing ITAs’ oral skills), TESOL 2019, Atlanta, GA.

Lima, E. F. (2018, October). American English Native listeners’ assessment of L2 speech comprehensibility. Poster presented at MEXTESOL 45th International Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Lima, E. F., & Zawadzki, Z. (2018, October). The Big Bang Theory and pronunciation practice: Increasing comprehensibility. Poster presented at MEXTESOL 45th International Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Lima, E. F., & Zawadzki, Z. (2018, September). Improving speaker comprehensibility: Using sitcoms and engaging activities to develop learners’ perception and production of word stress in English. Teaching Tip presented at 10th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F., & Zawadzki, Z. (2018, September). Suprasegmentals + sitcoms = becoming more comprehensible while having fun! Poster presented at the 10th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F., & Zawadzki, Z. (2018, April). The Supra Tutor 2.0: The improved version of a fully online English pronunciation course. Technology Fair presentation at the 10th Annual Ohio University CALL Conference, Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens OH.

Lima, E. F. (2017, September). Native listeners' assessment of L2 speech comprehensibility: What features matter most in North American English? Paper presented at the 9th Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Wallace, L., Lima, E. F., & Hunkler, C. (2017, March). VowelCat: Helping ELLs visualize and improve vowel production. Paper presented at the 9th Annual CALL Conference, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2016, April). The Supra Tutor: Development and evaluation of online pronunciation instruction for international teaching assistants. Paper presented at AAAL 2016, Orlando, FL.

Lima, E. F. (2016, April). The Supra Tutor: Development and evaluation of online pronunciation instruction. Paper presented at TESOL 2016, Baltimore, MD.

Lima, E. F., & Bikowski, D. (2016, April). Developing the Supra Tutor: How to create customized, technology-based materials for your ITA program. Invited panel, TESOL 2016, Baltimore, MD.

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2015, October). Five winning activities for SPEAK Test preparation. Teaching Tip presentation at the 7th Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Texas A&M University, Dallas, TX.

Lima, E. F. (2014, September). Online pronunciation instruction: Improving speaker comprehensibility and enhancing learning experience. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), UCLA, Santa Barbara, CA.

Lima, E. F. (2014, September). Feel the rhythm! Fun and effective pronunciation practice using Audacity and sitcom scenes. Teaching Tip presented at the 6th Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), UCLA, Santa Barbara, CA.

Lima, E. F. (2014, May). Improving the comprehensibility of L2 speakers through an online pronunciation tutor. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics/L’Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée, Brock University – Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Lima, E. F. (2014, May). Assessing the impact of an online pronunciation tutor on the comprehensibility of international teaching assistants. Paper presented at CALICO 2014, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2014, April). Online pronunciation instruction: Improving speaker comprehensibility and enhancing learning experience. Paper presented at the 2014 SLA Student Symposium, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Lima, E. F. (2014, April). Improving the comprehensibility of nonnative speakers of English through an online pronunciation tutor. Paper presented at the First Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F. (2013, September). Using Audacity to help learners improve their suprasegmentals. Teaching Tip at Pronunciation in the Language Teaching Curriculum – 5th Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F. (2012, August). Fundamental considerations in developing an intelligibility test for nonnative teaching assistants. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Lima, E. F. (2011, September). A comparative study of the perception of ITAs by native and nonnative undergraduate students. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F. (2010, September). Language and nonlanguage factors affecting nonnative undergrad students’ reactions to ITAs. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F., & Webb, A. (2005, January). Marketing and recruiting the intensive English program: A case study in Brazil. Paper presented at the AMTESOLconference, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL.

Workshops and Panels

Lima, E. F. (2020, June). Education during the pandemic: Practices, challenges, and reflections. Invited web conference panel, Brazilian Educators, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia, Juiz de Fora, Brazil. 

Lima E. F. (2019, October). The basics of research. Invited talk for the Linguistics Colloquium Series, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2019, September). Flipping the classroom to foster critical thinking, collaboration, and learner autonomy. Invited talk for the 3º Simpósio Internacional sobre Games, Gamification e Tecnologias na Educação (Third National Symposium on Games, Gamification, and Educational Technology), Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.

Lima, E. F. (2019, August). Flipping the classroom: Maximizing in-class practice and opportunities for collaborative learning. Invited training sessions for the 2nd Enrichment Program, Deanship of Development and Quality Assurance, King Faisal University, Al Hofuf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Lima, E. F. (2019, March). Technology for pronunciation teaching. Invited panel (Instructional technology tools for developing ITAs’ oral skills), TESOL 2019, Atlanta, GA.

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2019, February). Creating a winning impression as a teacher. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2019, February). Applying that App: Incorporating technology in and out of the classroom. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Lima, E. F. (2019, February). Research paper overview: Parts and styles. Invited guest lecture, ELIP 5160, Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2019, January). Becoming a more effective & less- stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2019, January). Qualitative research: Writing the introduction, literature review, and methods sections. Invited guest lecture for MDIA 6030, Department of Media Arts & Studies, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2018, October). Creating a winning impression as a teacher. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2018, September). Becoming a more effective & less- stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima E. F. (2018, September). The basics of research. Invited talk for the Linguistics Colloquium Series, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2018, August). North American English workshop. Fulbright Pre-Academic Orientation Program, OPIE/Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2018, March). Writing the RA results and discussion sections. Workshop, ELIP Graduate Lab Writing Workshop, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2018, March). Creating a winning impression as a teacher. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2018, February). Making English your business: Improving your spoken and written business English skills. Invited talk at Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea.

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2018, February). Becoming a more effective & less- stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2017, October). Creating a winning impression as a teacher. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Boczko, E. (2017, September). Becoming a more effective & less- stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2017, September). Rhetorical moves in research articles. ELIP Graduate Lab Writing Workshop, ELIP/Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2017, September). Introduction to research methods. Invited talk for the Linguistics Colloquium Series, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., Wallace, L., & Boczko, E. (2017, March). Becoming a more effective & less- stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., Wallace, L., & Boczko, E. (2017, March). Winning impression. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2017, March). Comprehensibility and liveliness in nonnative student oral presentations before and after training: A mixed methods study. Invited talk for the ELIP Brown Bag Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2016, November). Rhetorical moves in research articles. ELIP Graduate Lab Writing Workshop, Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2016, October). Five winning SPEAK Test activities. ELIP Presentation and Pronunciation Lab Workshops, Linguistics Department, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2016, October). Proofreading, revising, and polishing your papers. Department of Linguistics LSOU Writing Workshop, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., Wallace, L., & Boczko, E. (2016, October). Winning impression. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Boczko, E. (2016, September). Becoming a more effective & less-stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2016, August). SPEAK test information session. ELIP/Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2016, April). Proposal writing workshop for Ohio graduate students. ELIP/Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., Wallace, L., Gallego, M, & Boczko, E. (2016, April). Becoming a more effective & less-stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., Wallace, L., & Boczko, E. (2016, March). Winning impression. Workshop, Faculty Learning Community, TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2015, November). Five SPEAK Test Preparation Activities. ELIP Pronunciation & Presentation Lab Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2015, October). Proofreading, revising, and polishing your papers. Invited talk for the Linguistics Colloquium Series, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2015, August). Strategies to become a successful faculty member. New A&S Faculty Orientation, Human Resources Training Center, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2015, May). Pronunciation and technology applied to pronunciation instruction. Invited talk for Enova’s Ongoing Training in English Blended Learning Instruction, Enova, Mexico D. F.

Lima, E. F. (2014, October). Teaching pronunciation. Invited lecture for English 518: Teaching English as a Second Language Methods and Materials, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F. (2013, February). Technology and pronunciation instruction. Invited lecture for the Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) – Brazil English Teachers Program (BETUSA), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F. (2013, February). Pronunciation: An essential yet often overlooked aspect of L2 learning and teaching. Invited lecture for the Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) – Brazil English Teachers Program (BETUSA), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F. (2013, October). Graduate students sharing advice on how to be successful in a graduate English program. Invited panel, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F., Voss, E., Ranalli, J., & Xu, J. (2006, October). Working with ESL students. Workshops 2006, W-Fair: Sharing Writing Activities, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Professional Service

Service at Ohio University

University-level

  • Theses/Dissertations and Comprehensive Exam Committee Member (2017-present)
  • SPEAK Test proctor and rater, Fall 2014-present
  • Faculty Mentor, OHIO Group-King Faisal University New Faculty Mentoring Program, Spring 2017
  • Judge at the Student Expo, Spring 2018 and Spring 2019
  • Developer of a promotional video for the FLC: Professional Development of TAs, Summer 2018
  • Developer of a SPEAK Test information video for ITAs, Summer 2017

College-level

  • Committee Member, Faculty Learning Community (FLC): Professional Development of TAs, August 2015-May 2019
  • Reviewer of Advanced Teaching Certificate Dossiers: College of Arts & Sciences 2017-2018

Department-level

  • Coordinator of the ELIP Writing & Critical Reading Labs, January 2015 – present
  • Instructor and developer of online certificate courses, ELIP, Spring 2019-present
  • Instructor and developer of Online Certificate Programs, Ohio University-Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies partnership, Spring 2017-present
  • Task Force Member, Linguistics Department, Fall 2017- present
  • Faculty Advisor to MA students in Linguistics, Fall 2017-present
  • Mentor to Graduate Research Assistants (2016-present)
  • Committee Member, Faculty Annual Merit Evaluation, ELIP, Spring 2016 and Spring 2019
  • Committee Member, ELIP Faculty Search, Spring 2016
  • Coordinator of the Native Accent Open Lab, ELIP, September 2014-December 2014

Service at Iowa State University

  • Supervisor and mentor of student teachers (English 588: Supervised Practice Teaching in Teaching English as a Second Language) in my English 101D class (Academic English II: Academic Writing for Nonnative Graduate Students)
  • Organization Committee member for the 2014 Technology for Second Language Learning Conference (TSLL) at Iowa State University
  • Rater of the English Placement Test (EPT) for international graduate and undergraduate students at Iowa State University
  • Rater of the OECT (former SPEAK/TEACH Tests) for International Teaching Assistants
  • Member of the TESL/ALT/IEOP Social Committee
  • Secretary of the Educational Video Interest Group

Professional Contributions

  • Reviewer of articles for international journals (JSLP, Language Assessment Quarterly, Applied Psycholinguistics, International Journal of Applied Linguistics)
  • Reviewer of book chapters
  • Reviewer of proposals for international conferences (PSLLT, TESOL, AAAL)
  • Reviewer of conference proceedings papers for Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT)
  • Southern Illinois University, Spoken Language Proficiency Assessment (Brazilian Portuguese).

Other Professional Experience

Avant Assessment

  • Contractor Reviewer for tests of Brazilian Portuguese proficiency – novice to advanced levels (September 2018-present)
  • Contractor Item Writer writing items for tests of language proficiency (October 2011-September 2012)
  • Portuguese Target Language Expert (TLE) working on collecting passages and assisting in the writing, review, and revision of reading test items as well as assisting in the validation and approval of the projects  (January 2010-August 2012)
  • Member of an Angoff-style panel to validate reading and listening English proficiency tests (September 11-12, 2011)

Second Language Testing Inc. (SLTI) 

  • Portuguese Target Language Expert (TLE) working on collecting passages, writing test items, and assisting in the review and revision of reading and listening Portuguese tests (December 2010-May 2011)

Professional and Technical Translation

  • Translation (Portuguese to English) of three books on Botany (published in Brazil): Orchids – Botany and Growing (2006), Bromeliads – Botany and Growing (2006), and Cactus – Botany and Growing (2006)
  • Translator (Portuguese to English) of academic/technical abstracts and articles since 1995

Teaching and Teacher Training Experience

  • Independent EFL Instructor, Brazil. Developer and teacher of specific English courses for adults: Beginner English, Intermediate English, Advanced English, Speaking, Pronunciation, Grammar, and TOEFL Preparation (April 2005-July 2006)
  • Exchange instructor at the Alabama Language Institute/Gadsden State Community College                       
  • English instructor to international students and Portuguese instructor to both international and domestic students (January-March 2005)
  • International Language Institute/Aliança Francesa, Brazil. Teacher of specific English courses: Listening, Speaking, Grammar, Writing, and Phonetics/Pronunciation (2003–2005)
  • Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil – Teaching and Extension Center. Supervisor and EFL Teacher Trainer providing pedagogical and practical support to more than 30 EFL teachers (July 2003–July 2005)
  • Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil – Teaching and Extension Center. English teacher at the Extension Course, which aims at making the learning and acquisition of the English language accessible to the academic and non-academic communities (October 1999–July 2005)
  • Federal University of Viçosa /PEC (Rectory of Extension and Culture), Brazil. Teacher of English to advanced levels (6, 7 and 8) and TOEFL preparation courses (2001-2003)
  • Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. Substitute Instructor at the Languages Department English instructor to undergraduate students pursuing a B.A. in English and Portuguese (April 2001-April 2003)
  • Cultural Institute Brazil-United States (ICBEU). EFL teacher to children, adolescents and adults: basic, elementary, and advanced courses (August 1999-March 2003)
  • Number One – English school, Brazil. EFL teacher to children and adolescents: basic and intermediate courses (February-December 1999)

Languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: native language
  • English: native-like proficiency
  • Spanish: advanced level in speaking, listening, reading, and writing