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Silvana Domaz

Grad Teaching Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Spanish
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

My name is Silvana Domaz.

I am from Brazil and worked as a software developer for 10 years in the U.S., and now I’m pursuing my second career as a Professor of Spanish and Portuguese.

I will complete my Ph.D. in less two years and my goal is to bring my experience in technology to the foreign language classroom, be that face-to-face, hybrid or online.

We all know that the future of college education is changing, universities are no longer physical structures but environments for digital education and globalization. We as foreign language professors need to adapt to this new environment.

My research focus on the development of students’ oral proficiency using pedagogically sound, tech-enabled language learning applications that can deliver a better experience and greater results.

Currently I’m working on a project to create an augmented reality game oriented towards the development of oral proficienty for L2 learners. 

Education

B.A in Spanish from ASU, CALL certificate from ASU (Fall 2017), and many computer technology certificates (Java, JavaBeans, etc.)

  • “R; Linguistic Applications and Basic Usage” on March 25, 2017 at Arizona State University

Content: Definition, usability, applications, hands-on activity, and resources

  • "Master Class Online" on February 10 - 16, 2015 at Arizona State University
  • “Establishing an online presence - Syllabus and preparation” on February 11 & 12, 2017 at Arizona State University

Workshop content:

1) Strategies for developing syllabi for hybrid and online classes

2) addressing teacher efficacy in teaching practices

3) developing a repertoire of teaching materials, such as instructional videos, using web-based technologies for project designs, and developing class plans

Connected Academics Professional Fridays Workshops and Lectures:

  • Theory-to-Practice: Pitching Your Research" with Michael Manning
  • "Developing Digital Identities" with Dr. Devoney Looser and Shannon Lujan
  • "Life with a Humanities Degree and Professional Options beyond the Academy" with Creative Instigator Tania Katan
  • "An Evening of Career Diversification" with Ruby Macksoud and Dr. Kalissa Hendrickson
  • "Practical and Rhetorical Strategies for Pitching Research Ideas in the Humanities" with Dr. Peter Goggin
  • "The Elevator Pitch" with Richelle Weihe
  • "Alternative Career Pathways for Humanists" with Dr. Mary O'Reilly and Dr. Jacqueline Hettel
  • "Intentional Academic and Professional Development" with Dr. Alejandro Lugo and Dr. Michael Simeone
  • "Voice Matters: An Introduction to the Production of Audio Text" with Dr. Ames Hawkins
Research Interests

CALL (fanfiction, social media), MALL, the use of augmented reality in the L2 classroom, and digital games

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POR 101Elementary Portuguese
SPA 102Elementary Spanish
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 101Elementary Spanish
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POR 101Elementary Portuguese
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POR 101Elementary Portuguese
POR 394Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POR 101Elementary Portuguese
POR 313Portuguese Comp/Conversation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TBX 598Special Topics
Professional Associations
Sigma Delta Pi
Service
  • Chair of the 6th Annual Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Conference, Arizona State University, 2017
  • Tutor in the Spanish Tutoring Center, Arizona State University, 2017
  • Facilitator of “ASU Night of the Open Door”, community event at Arizona State University, 2017
  • Facilitator of "Bate-Papo", Portuguese conversation hour, Arizona State University, 2016 & 2017
  • Facilitator of “Brazilian Day”, a community Brazilian event at Arizona State University, 2015 – 2017
  • Facilitator of “ASU Language Fair”, community event at Arizona State University, 2015 – 2017
Work History
Teaching Assistant of Portuguese and Spanish 2014 – current Portuguese Instructor at Thunderbird School of Global Mgmt 2011 - 2015 Software Engineer at NCS Pearson 2000 – 2003 Web developer at MicroAge 1994 - 2000