13th TALGS Keynote Speakers
Luciana C. de Oliveira is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, Florida. Her research focuses on issues related to teaching English language learners (ELLs) at the K-12 level, including the role of language in learning the content areas and teacher education, advocacy and social justice. Currently, Dr. de Oliveira’s research examines the linguistic challenges of the Common Core State Standards for ELLs and their implications for teachers of ELLs. She is the series editor of five volumes focused on the Common Core and ELLs (2014-2016) with TESOL Press. In addition, her latest books include Focus on Grammar and Meaning (Oxford University Press, 2015; co-authored with M. Schleppegrell), Preparing Teachers to Work with English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms (TESOL Press and Information Age Publishing, 2015; co-edited with M. Yough), Preparing School Counselors for English Language Learners (TESOL Press, 2016; co-authored with C. Wachter-Morris), Second Language Writing in Elementary Classrooms: Instructional Issues, Content-Area Writing, and Teacher Education (Palgrave Macmillan, in press; co-edited with T. Silva), and L2 Writing in Secondary Classrooms: Academic Issues, Student Experiences, and Teacher Education (Routledge, 2013; co-edited with T. Silva). Dr. de Oliveira has over 20 years of teaching experience in the field of TESOL and is an elected board member for the TESOL International Association (2013-2016).