Mariana holds an MA degree in Linguistics and Portuguese Language with a focus on Foreign Language Teaching. She is interested in SLA in general, pronunciation teaching and learning, teaching ESL/EFL, and teaching Portuguese as L2/L3. She is teaching Portuguese at the University of Arizona for the academic year 2018/2019 as Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant. As an FLTA, she is also interested in sharing the culture from Brazil, her home country, as well as learn the local culture.
For intermediate students to enhance their linguistic abilities, to develop control of oral communication at a more advanced level, and to prepare for the transition from language learning to studies in literature, culture and linguistics.