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Desiree Oliveira

Assistant Professor
Spanish and Portuguese

3157 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602


Desirée Oliveira is originally from Brazil and joined the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at BYU as an Assistant Professor of Portuguese Pedagogy in 2022.

Research Interests

• Language policy
• Reading and writing
• Language immersion
• Teacher development
• Materials and curriculum development
• Language teaching and learning beliefs

Teaching Interests

• Reading and writing
• Intercultural communication
• Portuguese for Specific Purposes
• Methods of Foreign Language Teaching
• Portuguese language teaching research
• Contemporary debates in Portuguese as a Foreign Language


  • BA, Portuguese and English , , Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (2021)
  • PhD, Applied Linguistics, , Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2019)
  • MA, Portuguese Pedagogy, , Brigham Young University (2011)
  • BA, Secretariado Executivo Trilíngue, , Universidade Federal de Viçosa (2006)


  • Utah Foreign Language Association (UFLA) (2023 - Present)
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (2022 - Present)

Courses Taught


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