Portuguese FLTA: Butterflies in My Stomach

Author: Denise Ayo

2013-2014 FLTA Fernanda dos Santos was recently Interviewed at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' Fulbright Midyear Conference 


A native of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Fernanda Oliveira Lages dos Santos is the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) of Portuguese for the school year of 2013-2014. She did her B.A in the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), where she focused in Teaching English as a Second Language and also researched both Brazilian and Canadian Literature, having been involved in a project to publish the letters written between poetry writer Henriqueta Lisboa and the modernist writer Mário de Andrade. She also received a grant from CNPq (Brazilian National Counsel of Thechnological and Scientific Development) to study Language, Gender and Identity in Margaret Atwood's Power Politics. 

Undergraduate Institution: Licenciatura in Letters/English, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2011)

Fernanda currently teaches "Portuguese for Spanish Speakers" and co-teaches "Intensive Portuguese" with Professor Sandra Teixeira.