Niedja Fedrigo

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Niedja Fedrigo

Lecturer, Portuguese Program

Office Location(s): 4005 MLB 1275
Phone: 734.647.2372

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Lecturer LSA, Romance Languages Department
  • About

    I have presented papers at new media workshops, at global business management conferences, and at the AmericanAssociation of Teachers of Spanishand Portugueseannual conference.

    Secondary Interests:
    Internet Applications for Language Learning, as well as exploring the use of  interactive 3D video games in second language learning by simulating real-life communication, aiming to improve listening comprehension,  pronunciation, and speaking fluency.

    Recent courses taught: 

    Portuguese 100 Intensive Elementary Portuguese
    Portuguese 101 Elementary Portuguese I
    Portuguese 102 Elementary Portuguese II
    Portuguese 150 First-Year Seminar
    Portuguese 231 Second Year Portuguese I
    Portuguese 232 Second Year Portuguese II. Special Topics
    Portuguese 235 Advanced Portuguese
    Portuguese 270  Portuguese Conversation
    Portuguese 415 Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

  • Education
    • M.A., Eastern Michigan University, 1992
  • Awards
    • **Language Pedagogy: ACTFL Portuguese Workshop, 1999
    • UM workshops on instructional technology, 1993-1999
    • mini-grant for exploring use of videoconferencing for foreign language instruction, 1998
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Portuguese Language, Contemporary Brazilian Literature, Film, and Culture, second language acquisition, instructional technology, and new media environments