EDUCATION

Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University
Expected Fall 2014
Dissertation: The impact of online pronunciation instruction on the comprehensibility of international teaching assistants

Master’s Degree in TESL/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University – Specialization in CALL
August 2006-July 2008
Thesis: An exploratory study of nonlanguage factors affecting nonnative undergraduate students’ reaction to international teaching assistants

Bachelor’s degree in English/Portuguese – Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
February 1995-December 1999

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant at Iowa State University (August 2006 - present)
Instructor of cross-cultural and regular First-Year Composition courses (English 150 and English 250) and ESL courses for undergraduate (English 101B) and graduate students (English 180A; English 101D) / co-teacher of English 525 (Spring 2013) and English 518 (Fall 2013)

Iowa State University – Lanzhou University (summer 2011)
Designing and development of an academic ESL writing course curriculum (English 101B) to be taught at Lanzhou University, China

Avant Assessment (January 2010-September 2012)
Contractor Item Writer writing items for tests of language proficiency
Portuguese Target Language Expert (TLE) working on collecting passages and assisting in the writing, review, and revision of reading test items as well as assisting in the validation and approval of the projects

Avant Assessment (September 11-12, 2011)
Member of an Angoff-style panel to validate a reading and a listening English proficiency tests

Second Language Testing Inc. (SLTI) (December 2010-May 2011)
Portuguese Target Language Expert (TLE) working on collecting passages, writing test items, and assisting in review and revision of a reading and a listening test

Exchange teacher at the Alabama Language Institute/GSCC in Gadsden, AL, USA (January-March 2005)

International Language Institute/Aliança Francesa (2003–2005)
Teacher of specific English courses – Listening, Conversation, Grammar, Writing, and Phonetics.

Federal University of Viçosa – Center of Teaching and Extension (October 1999–July 2005)
Supervisor, Teacher Trainer, and English teacher at the Extension Course, which aims at making the learning and acquisition of the English language accessible to the academic and non-academic communities.

UFV/PEC – Teacher of English to advanced levels (6, 7 and 8) and TOEFL Preparation Courses

Substitute Instructor at the Language Department of the Federal University of Vicosa (April 2001-April 2003)

Cultural Institute Brazil – United States – ICBEU (August 1999-March 2003)
English teacher to children, adolescents and adults – basic, elementary, and advanced courses.

Number One – English school (February-December 1999)
Teacher of English as a foreign language - basic and intermediate courses.

 PUBLICATIONS:

Lima, E. F. (2012). A comparative study of the perception of ITAs by native and nonnative undergraduate students. In. J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Sept. 2011. (pp. 54-64), Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Lima, E. F. (2011). [Review of the book English in Singapore: Phonetic Research on a Corpus]. World Englishes, 30(2), 286-288.

Lima, E. F. (2011). Language and nonlanguage factors affecting nonnative undergraduate students’ reactions to ITAs. In. J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the 2nd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Sept. 2010. (pp. 43-55), Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Lima, E. F. (2011). Issues in call: authenticity of materials. Proceedings of the International Research and Practice Conference: Traditions and innovations in teaching native and foreign languages at tertiary level (pp. 365-368). Ivanovo, Russia: Ivanovo State Power Engineering University.

SEMINARS/CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

Improving the comprehensibility of L2 speakers through an online pronunciation tutor
Paper to be presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics/L’Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée
Brock University - Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
May 26-28, 2014

Assessing the impact of an online pronunciation tutor on the comprehensibility of international teaching assistants
Paper to be presented at the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) 2014
Ohio University - Athens
May 6-10, 2014

Online pronunciation instruction: Improving speaker comprehensibility and enhancing learning experience
Paper to be presented at the 2014 SLA Student Symposium
University of Wisconsin - Madison
April 11-12, 2014

Improving the comprehensibility of nonnative speakers of English through an online pronunciation tutor
Paper presented at the First Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference
Iowa State University
April 4, 2014

Using Audacity to help learners improve their suprasegmentals 
Teaching Tips Round Robin at Pronunciation in the Language Teaching Curriculum - Fifth Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching
Iowa State University
September 20-21, 2013

Fundamental considerations in developing an intelligibility test for nonnative teaching assistants
Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching
Simon Fraser University – Vancouver, British Columbia
August 24-25, 2012

A comparative study of the perception of ITAs by native and nonnative undergraduate students
Paper presented at the Third Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching
Iowa State University
September 16-17, 2011

Language and nonlanguage factors affecting nonnative undergrad students' reactions to ITAs
Poster presented at the Second Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching
Iowa State University
September 10-11, 2010

Marketing and recruiting the intensive English program: A case study in Brazil
Paper presented with Dr. Alan Webb at the AMTESOL conference
University of North Alabama - Florence, Alabama
January 28-29, 2005

SEMINARS/CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

Technology and pronunciation instruction
Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) - Brazil English Teachers Program (BETUSA)
Iowa State University
February 11, 2013

Pronunciation: An essential yet often overlooked aspect of L2 learning and teaching
Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) - Brazil English Teachers Program (BETUSA)
Iowa State University
February 7, 2013

Graduate students sharing advice on how to be successful in a graduate English program
Iowa State University
October 17, 2013

Working with ESL students
Workshops 2006 – W-Fair: Sharing Writing Activities
Presenters: Edna Lima, Erik Voss, Jim Ranalli, Jing Xu

October 2006

HONORS AND AWARDS
Teaching Excellence Award from the English Department at Iowa State University (Fall 2012)

LANGUAGES
Portuguese – native language
English – fluent
Spanish – advanced level – Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing

OTHERS

Organization Committee member for the 2014 Technology for Second Language Learning Conference (TSLL) at Iowa State University
Co-editor of the Fifth Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT 2013) conference proceedings
Reviewer of abstracts and proceedings papers for the Second, Third, and Fourth Conferences in Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLTT 2010 and 2011 at Iowa State University; PSLLT 2012 at Simon Fraser University in Canada)
Rater of the OECT (former SPEAK/TEACH Tests) for International Teaching Assistants
Rater of the English Placement Test (EPT) for international graduate and undergraduate students at ISU
Member of the Language Assessment and Diffusion Organization (L.A.D.O) at ISU
Former member of the TESL/ALT/IEOP Social Committee at ISU

Former Secretary of the Educational Video Interest Group at ISU

Translator (Portuguese to English) of academic/technical abstracts and articles since 1995

Translation (Portuguese to English) of three books on Botany (published in Brazil)

Titles: Orchids – Botany and Growing (2006), Bromeliads – Botany and Growing (2006), and Cactus – Botany and Growing (2006).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Member of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics/ L’Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée (CAAL/ACLA)
Member of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)