Dr Michele Saraiva Carilo

Programme Director: MSc Language and Intercultural Communication / Teaching Fellow in Language Education

Background

Dr Michele Saraiva Carilo is a Teaching Fellow in Language Education and Programme Director of MSc Language and Intercultural Communication at the Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh. She joined the University of Edinburgh in September 2022 as a staff member.  Before joining the University of Edinburgh, Dr Saraiva Carilo was a Lecturer in Portuguese and the Co-ordinator for the Portuguese Language Programme at the Ohio State University (2019-2022) where she developed and enacted curriculum based on Critical and Intercultural Pedagogies, and designed online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. 

Dr Saraiva Carilo's central teaching and research interests are related to Applied Linguistics, Intercultural Language Education, Language Teacher Education, Critical Pedagogies, Romance Languages  - especially Brazilian varieties of Portuguese and Interlanguages across South America, Decolonisation of Language Teaching and Learning, and Inclusive Language. She is the current representative of the Institute for Language Education at the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and a member of the Research Group TILTED (Towards Intersectionality in Language Teacher Education) with the Language(s), Interculturality, and Literacies Research Hub. Dr Saraiva Carilo serves as a co-editor-in-chief for the Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal. She is also  a regular reviewer for international journals and book publishers, and an External Examiner of undergraduate/postgraduate programmes and PhD theses focusing on Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching and Learning, Culture, Curriculum, Intercultural Communication, and Education. Furthermore, Dr Saraiva Carilo is a member of AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics), ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) - to which she also serves as a secretary for the Portuguese SIG, and AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese ).   

Qualifications

Licentiate in Portuguese, TESOL, and Literature (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)

MA in Applied Linguistics (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)

PhD in Education (University of Edinburgh)

Postgraduate teaching

The Sources of Knowledge: Understanding and Analysing Research Literature 

Language Education and Intercultural Citizenship 

Conceptualising Research: foundations, assumptions and praxis

Evaluation and Design of TESOL Materials 

Investigating Individual Learner Differences

Critical Topics in Intercultural Communication Studies

Past PhD students supervised

Co-supervisor of Aline Jéssica Antunes

Title: Assessing Pragmatic Competence: identifying parameters for the evaluation of academic written texts in additional languages Anticipated year of completion: 2023 Institution: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

Research summary

Applied Linguistics

Critical Approaches to Language Education

Decolonisation of Language Education

Democratisation of Foreign Language Education 

Inclusive Language

Intercultural Education

Intercultural Communication

Multilingualism

Portuguese as an Additional Language

Teaching and Learning of Romance Languages

Project activity

2021-present: lead investigator of the project "Inclusive Language and Digital Ethnography: education for sociolinguistic agency" 

2021-2022: co-editor of the "Portuguese as an Additional Language: research-informed pedagogical approaches"

2020-2021: lead investigator of the project "Portuguese for Spanish Speakers in the U.S.A.: moving away from comparative/contrastive approaches in order to move forward"

2019-2020: postdoctoral fellow and lead researcher of the project "Português como Língua Adicional: uma proposta de curso de pós-graduação online para formação de professores" 

2014-2017: doctoral candidate and lead investigator of the project "Portuguese as an Additional Language within the context of Exchange Programme for Undergraduate Students: a proposal for theoretical and pedagogical shift"

2010-2011: postgraduate student and research assistant of the project "CEPI: curso online de línguas portuguesa e espanhola para intercambistas pré-mobilidade acadêmica"

2009-2010: postgraduate student and research assistant of the project "Grade de avaliação dos elementos escritos do exame Celpe-Bras"

2008-2009: undergraduate student and research assistant of the project "O papel do interlocutor no elemento oral do exame Celpe-Bras"

Past project grants

2022: Virtual Exchange Language and Teaching Grant
Awarded by the Ohio State University
US$ 2,000
2021: Bolsa de Letramento Digital e Pesquisa
Awarded by Governo do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul
R$ 2,500
2014-2017: Bolsa de Doutorado Pleno no Exterior
Awarded by the Brazilian Ministry of Education
£90,000
2008-2012: Bolsa de Iniciação Científica
Awarded by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development
R$ 20,000

View all 10 publications on Research Explorer

Conference details

2023 EMEP

Paper: Abordagens pedagógicas informadas por pesquisas e estas por aquelas: uma coletânea de práticas em contextos de Português como Língua Adicional

 

2022 ACTFL Annual Convention

Paper: (A)synchronous student-student interactions: providing feedforward

 

2022 EMEP

Paper: (Re)escrevendo noções de culturas: uma proposta de quadro de referências para avaliação e ajuste de livros didáticos de Português Língua Adicional

 

2022 Conference of the Ohio Foreign Language Association

Paper: Critical thinking and Intercultural Competence within the Foreign Language Classroom: a proposal for material design and adjustment to textbook content

 

2021 Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL)

Paper: Assessment of Oral Production in Portuguese as a Foreign Language: the importance of comprehensive rubrics

 

2021 III Simpósio Internacional sobre o Ensino de Português como Língua Adicional (SINEPLA)

Paper: Critical and Intercultural Communication Pedagogies: course design for a MA in PFL

 

2020  IX Encontro Mundial sobre o Ensino de Português (EMEP)

Paper: Produção Oral de Português como Língua Adicional para Hispanofalantes: a importância da construção de critérios de avaliação e autoavaliação

 

2019 XI Congresso Internacional da Sociedade Internacional de Professores de Português como Língua Estrangeira (CONSIPLE)

Paper: The introduction of Critical and Intercultural Pedagogies for PFL teacher development courses

 

2017  IV Simpósio Internacional do Celpe-Bras (SINCELPE)

Paper: CELPE-BRAS como orientações curriculares: um panorama dos cursos de Português como Língua Adicional para estudantes PEC-G

 

2017 III Encontro de Português para Falantes de Outras Línguas (EPFOL)

Paper: O papel do Português como Língua Estrangeira nos planos de internacionalização de universidades públicas brasileiras

 

2016  V International Conference on Second Language Pedagogies

Paper: Portuguese as a Foreign Language in Higher Education in Brazil: the contexts of PEC-G

 

2015 Interweaving Conference 2015

Paper: Portuguese as a Foreign Language Education in Brazil: policy enactment and curriculum development for PEC-G students

Invited speaker

2023 I Seminar on Inclusive Language and Digital Ethnography

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

 

2022 104th American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Annual Conference

Invited speaker for the panel on Higher Education and Research Advocacy for Inclusion

 

2018  Academic Research Week

Invited speaker for the panel on Academic Mobility: the role of language in the internationalisation process

Organiser

2022  II Seminar Series for World Languages Schoolteachers

Role: Member of the Organising Committee Seminar: Theoretical and Pedagogical Guidelines for the Adjustment of Pedagogical Materials for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

 

2021 I Seminar Series for World Languages Schoolteachers

Role: Member of the Organising Committee Seminar: Critical and Intercultural Pedagogies Applied to Foreign Languages Teaching and Learning

 

2015 Interweaving Conference 2015

Role: Member of the organising committee

Participant

2016  American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

Role: Representative of Doctoral Candidates at MHSES

 

2016 Forum for International Networking in Education

Role: Representative of Doctoral Candidates at MHSES