Senior Lecturer and Portuguese Language Coordinator
Office: 
Gates-Blake 431
Office Hours: 
Monday and Friday 12:40-1:30
Phone Number: 
773.702.7988
Email: 
Education: 

PhD coursework in Comparative Literature, The University of Chicago

MA, Comparative Literature, San Francisco State University

BA, Portuguese and German Languages and Literatures, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil

Program(s): Portuguese

A native of Brazil, Ana Maria Lima specializes in Portuguese language and literature with an emphasis on Brazilian culture. Her scholarship includes works on multimedia approaches to language acquisition and pedagogy. She teaches beginners, intermediate and advanced Portuguese language classes at the University of Chicago and coordinates the Portuguese language program. She has been working in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures for 20 years. Ms. Lima is currently working on a project funded by the College and the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning to develop unscripted, authentic, audio materials with a variety of accompanying activities.

Awards, Honors, and Professional Experience

  • Travel grant to record native speakers in Brazil and update teaching resources, Center for Latin American Studies, July 2002
  • Travel grant to Brazil for curriculum development, Center for Latin American Studies, July 2000
  • Travel grant to Brazil for curriculum development, Center for Latin American Studies, August 1998
  • Grant to develop a Video/HiperTalk/HyperCard project, Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, 1995
  • Award, Plummer Scholarship Fund, 1992
  • Grant to develop the "Portuguese Irregular Verbs in HyperCard" project, Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, 1991
  • Has held full-time positions at the University of Chicago and Universidade de Fortaleza, Brazil

Selected Courses Taught

  • Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Portuguese
  • Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
  • Accelerated Portuguese
  • Estilística da Língua Portuguesa
  • Reading and Research