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Ileana da Silva

English Instructor

Language Arts Division



Foothill campus
Office Hours:
By arrangement over Zoom.

Course information:

My classes focus on visual literacy, intertextuality, social justice, and global citizenship.

Please check out my site for more information on my courses.


Writing, traveling, cooking, music, film, reading, art, fashion, import tuning, etc. I'm into many different things; you can't expect me to list them all!


Hey! Welcome to my page. If you're here, I'm guessing you got curious after (before?) registering for one of my courses. Should you decide to take my class, I'm sure you'll get to know me, but here's a little more info so you know just what you (almost?) walked into.

I've taught ENGL 1A and 1B at Foothill since 2016. I have taught online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses, and I am always looking for new ways to center you--the student--in my curriculum. I try to give my students a lot of choice in the things we'll read and write about, and I also spend much time looking into relevant topics that will inspire thoughtful discussion and spirited-but-respectful exchange of ideas. I'm passionate about my field and hope to share, with you, my enthusiasm for reading and writing--and that you'll leave the class a little more enthusiastic, as well!

In addition to teaching courses for the English Department, I am also a faculty tutor at the Writing & Language Center (stop by to say "hi"!), and I am full-time faculty for Online Learning.

Whether it'll be virtual or on-campus, I look forward to meeting you!

Personal Quote:

My favorite quote is actually a poem by Emily Dickinson, and I'll leave the interpretation up to you, lol.

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry --
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll --
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human Soul --

Last update: 2022-12-23
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