Flavia De Azeredo-Cerqueira is director of the Portuguese Language Program at Johns Hopkins University, and a senior lecturer in Portuguese.
Dr. Azeredo-Cerqueira received her PhD in Applied Linguistics and her MA degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). Dr. Azeredo-Cerqueira taught Portuguese language as well as courses in Brazilian cinema and culture for five years in four different institutions: at the Morgan State University in Baltimore, at the University of Maryland at College Park, at the American University in Washington, D.C., and at Johns Hopkins University in the spring of 2010. For several years she worked at the Brazilian-American Cultural Institute (BACI, a former branch of the Cultural Department of the Brazilian Embassy), Washington, D.C. There she taught Portuguese as a foreign language and also served as a course coordinator and material developer.
Dr. Azeredo’s research explores second language acquisition with a focus on bilingualism, corrective feedback, motivation and language identity.