Dr. Maria Luci De Biaji Moreira (Luci Moreira)

Director of the Portuguese School

 

Maria Luci De Biaji Moreira (Luci Moreira) is from Maringá, Paraná, southern Brazil, where she received her B.A. She received her M.A. in Linguistics from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. She obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics with a Certificate in SLATE (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Education) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

She began teaching Portuguese in Brazil. She also taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Georgia, and the University of California-Berkeley. She has been with the College of Charleston since 2000. The linguistic and cultural diversity of these places and in Brazil as well have shaped her perceptions of how she sees cultures, languages, and teaching.

In addition to teaching, Luci Moreira is in charge of the Portuguese program at the College of Charleston. She has directed the Brazil Summer Abroad Program for the past fifteen years, taking students to remote areas of Brazil, such as the Amazon jungle and Marajó Island in the delta of the Amazon River. She is co-author of Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language, a textbook published by Prentice Hall and released in 2007, and the second edition was published in 2012.

Having established her home in Charleston, Luci Moreira frequently visits the Charlestonian historic plantations and enjoys late afternoons on Folly beach, where the warm waters of the Atlantic in South Carolina are reminiscent of the waters of the Northeast of Brazil, where she lived for many years.

 

 

Courses

Course List: 

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PGSE3103 - Cultural Studies I      

This course sequence is designed for students with no previous classroom instruction or functional ability in Portuguese, and little or no previous experience in another Romance Language. It is intended to expand the PGSE 3101 course, with a focus on the cultural manifestations that shape the Lusophone world today. The program integrates the teaching of language through formal classroom instruction in a cultural context that may include music, cinema, history, geography, literature, and the arts in general. Most students completing this course sequence will be able to read, interpret, analyze, and discuss simple texts that deal with cultural aspects and phenomena related to the Portuguese-speaking countries, developing critical thinking, as well as improving their presentational and interpersonal modes of communication. Bibliography for PGSE 3103 will vary each year.

Summer 2016 Language Schools

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PGSE3402 - Cultural Studies IV      

This course sequence is intended for students who usually have had the equivalent to two years of formal instruction in Portuguese, and it is designed to expand the PSGE 3401 course. In addition to the contact with language structures through intensive reading and to the exposure to different registers, students enrolled in this program will also develop their intercultural competence through courses divided into thematic-culture related units that are team-taught by faculty and experts from different areas of studies. These thematic units encompass several topics, such as discourse analysis in Portuguese, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, and literature of the Portuguese-speaking countries, providing students with different concepts and perspectives, as well as with the development of intercultural sensibility. These content courses may include components such as theoretical readings, critical discussions, debates, and writings, exposing students to cultural products and practices of the Lusophone world. Bibliography for PGSE 3402/3403 will vary each year.

Summer 2012

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PGSE3403 - Cultural Studies IV      

This course sequence is intended for students who usually have had the equivalent to two years of formal instruction in Portuguese, and it is designed to expand the PSGE 3401 course. In addition to the contact with language structures through intensive reading and to the exposure to different registers, students enrolled in this program will also develop their intercultural competence through courses divided into thematic-culture related units that are team-taught by faculty and experts from different areas of studies. These thematic units encompass several topics, such as discourse analysis in Portuguese, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, and literature of the Portuguese-speaking countries, providing students with different concepts and perspectives, as well as with the development of intercultural sensibility. These content courses may include components such as theoretical readings, critical discussions, debates, and writings, exposing students to cultural products and practices of the Lusophone world. Bibliography for PGSE 3402/3403 will vary each year.

Summer 2012

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PGSE6800 - Independent Study      

Students who wish to design and complete individual study projects related to their particular interests and needs may register for this option. Students need to consult a faculty member and write a project, which must be approved by the faculty member who will work with them. The project also needs to be approved by the Director of the Portuguese School. Students must be at the advanced level of proficiency. Projects may be in the area of language, literature, linguistics, or cultural studies of the Portuguese-speaking world. Students may repeat the course under a different topic.

Prerequisite: Permission and project approval of the instructor and director prior to registration.

Summer 2013

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The Portuguese School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
portugueseschool@middlebury.edu
P: 802.443.5292
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Portuguese School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Laura Bachand, Coordinator
lbachand@middlebury.edu