Portuguese 1 or equivalent. Contact tutor.
This Portuguese language course builds on the written and oral communication skills developed over the course of Portuguese 1. Topics concerning modern Brazil are integrated into language learning through an interactive programme of language acquisition.
The course covers the four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, at an intermediate level. Coursebook and other additional, including original, materials will be used in the development of communication skills through practical written and oral exercises (individual and group-based).
Problem solving (recognizing and analyzing problems, solution-oriented thinking)
Analytical thinking (analytical skills, abstraction, proof)
Responsibility (ownership, self-discipline, responsible attitude towards own project, acknowledging errors)
Commitment (dedication, motivation, proactive attitude, own initiative)
Self-regulation (independence, insight into one's own goals, motives and capacities)
Oral communication (presenting, speaking skills, listening)
Written communication (writing skills, reporting, structuring, summarizing)
Working together (teamwork, support, loyalty, fulfilling agreements, attendance)
Flexibility (dealing with changes, eagerness to learn, adaptability)
Critical thinking (asking questions, checking assumptions)
Creative thinking (resourcefulness, curiosity, out of the box thinking)
Integrity (honesty, morality, ethical conduct, personal values)
Intercultural skills (communication with different cultures)
This course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, to an intermediate level. Course-book and other additional, including original materials will be used in the development of communication skills through practical written and oral exercises (individual and group-based).
European Framework for Languages: B1
The timetables are available through My Timetable.
Mode of instruction
Written assessments: assignments: 15% and final written assignment 10%;
Partial exam 25% and Final exam 25% (tests include linguistic exercises – eg. fill-the-gap exercises – and written comprehension or short composition).
Oral assessment: 25% of mark (short presentation and question/answer session).
The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
If the final mark is 5.4 or less, the student must take the corresponding resit.
Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 3 (São Paulo: EPU). 2010.
Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 2. (Versão brasileira – Lamartine Bião Oberg) (Porto: Lidel). [very good selection of grammar exercises, with answers provided]. There are two editions of this book: European Portuguese & Brazilian Portuguese. We use the latter.
Additional materials are supplied by Tutor.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Education Administration Office: Reuvensplaats
Coordinator of Studies: Tim Sanders
Minimum 80% attendance required. Students who do not meet this requirement will not take the exams.