Ana Maria Lima

Director of the Portuguese Language Program; Chair of RLL Language Directors' Committee; Senior Instructional Professor
afl1@uchicago.edu
Cobb 128
Office Hours: M/F 10:30-11:20
773.702.7988
PhD coursework, University of Chicago

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
Recent Courses in RLL
  • PORT 10100 Elementary Portuguese I (Autumn 2016)
  • PORT 10200 Elementary Portuguese II (Winter 2017)
  • PORT 12200 Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020)
  • PORT 14100 Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers (Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020)
  • PORT 14500 Portuguese for the Professions: Intensive Business Portuguese (Spring 2019)
  • PORT 20100 Intermediate Portuguese (Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020)
  • PORT 20200 Advanced Portuguese (Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019
  • PORT 20600 Composição e Conversação Avançada (Winter 2020)
  • PORT 21500 Curso de Aperfeiçoamento (Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020)
  • RLLT 38800 Foreign Language Acquisition, Research and Teaching (Autumn 2018)
Affiliated Departments and Centers: Center for Latin American Studies