Faculty

Maria Teresa Valdez

Language Coordinator for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
Head of the Portuguese Program
PhD, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

305E Douglass Hall
(585) 275-5156
tvaldez@ur.rochester.edu

Office Hours: Mondays 2:00–3:00 pm, Wednesdays 10:15–11:15 am, or by appointment

Biography

Maria Teresa Valdez holds an MA in Portuguese Language and Culture (Portuguese as a Foreign Language/Portuguese as a Second Language) from the University of Lisbon in Portugal and a PhD in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory (Acquisition of Portuguese as a Heritage Language and Development of Learning Materials) from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • CLT 592  Language Learning and Teaching (Fall)
  • POR 101  Elementary Portuguese I (Fall)
  • POR 102  Elementary Portuguese II (Spring)
  • POR 151  Intermediate Portuguese I (Fall)
  • POR 152  Intermediate Portuguese II (Spring)

Selected Publications

Selected Conference Presentations

  • With Gláucia Silva. "Anaphoric Direct Objects in European Portuguese as a Heritage Language: A Case of Incomplete Acquisition?" Second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages (NHLRC). UCLA, Los Angeles. 7-8 Mar. 2014.
  • "To Teach or Not to Teach? Choices for Teaching Grammar and Writing to Heritage Learners of Portuguese." Portuguese Linguistics in the United States. U of Georgia, Athens. 14-16 Nov. 2013.
  • "Aula online o ensino da língua portuguesa – lições de um curso universitário de português avançado." Tenth Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education. U of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth. 27 Sep. 2013.
  • With Gláucia Silva. "Addressing Others in Portuguese: Heritage Language and Sociopragmatic Choices." Eighth International Conference of the American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA). U of Iowa, Iowa City. 4-6 Oct. 2012.
  • With Gláucia Silva. "Tu or o senhor? Forms of Address Among Heritage Learners of European Portuguese." Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. U of Kentucky, Lexington. 19-21 Apr. 2012.
  • "A representação da cultura de uma língua minoritária – a língua portuguesa e os falantes de herança." Encontro Internacional de Línguas e Linguística. U of Évora, Évora. 10-12 Oct. 2011.
  • "A abordagem comunicativa, o manual e a prática da comunicação." Ninth Annual Conference on Portuguese Language Education. U of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth. 23 Sep. 2011.
  • "Vós na actualidade." II Colóquio de Língua e Cultura Portuguesa. College of Letters, U of Lisbon, Lisbon. 30-31 May 2003.