Glaucia Silva

Professor

Portuguese

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Liberal Arts 396H

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Designed to expand the student's vocabulary considerably, while providing an in-depth review of Portuguese grammar. The goal is for the student to achieve overall language proficiency. The readings will focus on short stories from the diverse Portuguese-speaking world. Compositions on a variety of topics will be assigned weekly. This course is conducted entirely in Portuguese.

Individual research leading to the production of a PhD dissertation pursued under the direction of a faculty advisor. This course continues as POR 762 and POR 763; initially graduate students receive the grade IP, which following completion of the sequence is changed to the grade earned in POR 763.

Individual research leading to the production of a PhD dissertation pursued under the direction of a faculty advisor.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.

A fourteen week full-time classroom experience under the direction of university supervisor and supervisor practitioners.

Research

Research interests

  • Teaching and learning Portuguese as a heritage language

Gláucia Silva is a Professor in the Department of Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth. She specializes in heritage and foreign language learning, with a focus on Portuguese. Professor Silva has co-authored four Portuguese language textbooks and is the author of Word Order in Brazilian Portuguese (De Gruyter, 2001/2013). She has also published several scholarly articles and book chapters, both in English and in Portuguese. Her graduate advisees have investigated different aspects related to Portuguese language and linguistics, such as the roles of attitude and motivation in learning Portuguese, service encounters in Portuguese in Massachusetts, gay articulations of desire in Rio de Janeiro, the impact of anxiety on learning Portuguese, using songs in the foreign language classroom, task-based language teaching, mother-child interactions in a bilingual family, among others.

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