Flavia De Azeredo-Cerqueira

Flavia De Azeredo-Cerqueira

Associate Teaching Professor in Portuguese, Language Program Director, Portuguese

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Research Interests: Second language acquisition with a focus on bilingualism, the effects of corrective feedback, cognitive aspects in SLA, motivation and the impact of study abroad on SLA.

Education: PhD, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Flavia Azeredo-Cerqueira holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition. Dr. Azeredo-Cerqueira is the director of the Portuguese Language Program and an Associate Teaching Professor of Portuguese in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Before joining Johns Hopkins University, she stablished the Portuguese program at Morgan State University, Baltimore, and taught language and culture courses at American University in Washington/DC and at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Professor Azeredo-Cerqueira specialized in second language acquisition, language identity, the role of motivation in language learning, corrective feedback, phonetics and phonology, and the effects of cultural aspects in SLA. Her current research interests are the role of study abroad in language learning process, heritage learners, and bilingualism. Professor Azeredo-Cerqueira also conducts research in continued education and language teacher training.

She has been an advocate for the teaching of Portuguese at North-American universities. She presented at several conferences in the USA, England, Portugal, and Brazil and has organized symposiums and educational panels at multiple venues in the United States.

Professional Memberships Or Affiliations

AZEREDO-CERQUEIRA, F.; BADGER, S. (2015). Dynamics of Language Motivation and Attitudes: a Study with English for Academic Purposes Learners. Horizontes de Linguística Aplicada (Qualis B), ano 14, n. 1, 2015. ISSN online: 2237-0951 - ISSN printed: 1677-9770

AZEREDO, F.; MELLO, H. (2011). Correção de erro, atenção e noticing: relevância para a sala de aula. Organon, (Qualis A2), Foreign Languages Institute, UFRGS. 

CERQUEIRA, F. A. (2011). O feedback implícito-negativo na aquisição de segunda língua: modelos e recasts na aquisição da língua inglesa por aprendizes brasileiros. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, pp. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Call number: 420.7 C416f 2011 T (LETRAS). http://hdl.handle.net/1843/DAJR-8MLJLP 

MOTA, M.; AZEREDO, F. (2009). Aprendizagem de L2, motivação e identidade: um estudo com brasileiros que residem no exterior. Cadernos do IL, n.º 38, junho de 2009. p. 22-42,

http://www.seer.ufrgs.br/cadernosdoil/, ISSN 0104 1886 (versão impressa), EISSN 2236-6385 (versão eletrônica)

AZEREDO, F. (2005). Phonetics and phonology applied to foreign language teaching: the case of the high front vowels and the glide /j/ in English and in Brazilian Portuguese. Phonetics Teaching and Learning Conference (PTLC), University College of London: London, UK.

SILVA, F. (2004). Contribuições da fonética e da fonologia ao ensino de língua estrangeira: o caso das vogais altas frontais e do glide /j / no inglês e no português brasileiro. Unpublished Master’s thesis, pp.  Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Call number: 414 S586c 2004 T (LETRAS).

Dr. Azeredo-Cerqueira created the Annual Symposium on Brazil at Johns Hopkins University in 2015. Each year the event presents a different focus (see below), getting larger along its sequence. It includes the participation of dignitaries from the Brazilian embassy such as the cultural and educational attachés, distinguished scholars, researchers, advocates and speakers from different international organizations. The symposia contains hands-on workshops, film exhibitions, students’ presentations, and diverse cultural activities related to Brazil.

Symposium on Brazil, November 18th & 19th, 2019, Amazonian Studies: Multidisciplinary Approaches

Symposium on Brazil, October 16, 2017, AmazonFACE: Environmental science applied to the Amazon region

Symposium on Brazil, November 14 & 15, 2016, Africans and Afro-Brazilians: the African diaspora in Brazil

Symposium on Brazil, November 09 & 10, 2015, Brazil in Focus: Brazilians, Culture and Politics