Dr. Lira teaches language and literacy courses and is a native speaker of Portuguese.
Solange de Azambuja Lira
Professional Title: Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Bilingual literacy; Latino narratives of health and illness: communication/linguistic barriers Brazilians face when seeking health care treatment
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, English Language Learning; literacy
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: First and Second Language Acquisition and Literacy Language and Literacy: Development and Diversity Sheltered Content Instruction Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., University of Delaware; B.A., Federal University of Rio de Janiero
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Dr. Lira is the director of English Language Learning programs in the Graduate School of Education. Her areas of expertise include sociolinguistics, Creole linguistics, second language acquisition and literacy and Portuguese syntax. She is the author of articles, the book "The Subject in Brazilian Portuguese," and chapters in "The Other Before Me: A Bicultural Dialogue in Reflections of Multiculturalism," "Oral and Written Narratives and Cultural Identity: Interdisciplinary Approaches," and "Becoming Brazuca: Brazilian Immigration to the US." Dr. Lira is a native speaker of Portuguese and has been an educator for more than thirty years in Brazil and the US.
Graduate School of Education PreK-12 Education ProgramsPh.D. Programs Online Education ProgramsSchool-Based Education Programs Programs in Your StateFacultySchool BlogsScholarship OpportunitiesProfessional Development, Events, and Workshops Centers of Excellence Reggio-Emilia Inspired Offerings
Certification/Educator Licensure Field PlacementAcademic Advising
888.LESLEY.U / 617.349.8300
Request more information
Request a campus visit
Get your application started today!