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Sprinters Portugees 4

Vak 2013-2014


Sprinters Portuguese 3 or equivalent (contact tutor for guidance).


This intensive language and culture course aims to develop students’ oral and written communication skills combined with the study of cultural topics in written and visual materials. A discussion on cultural trends and topics concerning Brazilian society are integrated into language learning through an interactive programme of language acquisition.


This course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Course-book and other additional, including authentic, materials will be used in the development of communication skills through practical written and oral exercises (individual and group-based).
European Framework for Languages:
Listening B2
Reading B2/C1
Spoken Interaction B2
Spoken Production B2
Writing B2




  • Lecture
  • Seminar


Written assessments: class test 20%; exam 40%.
Oral assessments: 40% of mark (2 assessments of 20% each: one mid-course, the other as end exam).

Written assessments: class test 30mins 20% of mark; final 1h exam 40% (tests include linguistic exercises – eg. fill-the-gap exercises – and written comprehension or short composition).
Oral assessments: 40% of mark (short presentation and question/answer session).

Resit for relevant component: written exam/oral.




  • Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 3 (São Paulo: EPU). Additional materials will be supplied by Tutors.

Additional suggestions:

  • Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 1. (Versão brasileira – Lamartine Bião Oberg) (Porto: Lidel). [very good selection of grammar exercises, with answers provided].
  • John Whitlam, Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide (Routledge, 2011) +
  • John Whitlam, Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: Workbook (Routledge, 2011) [very good practice-based grammar + accompanying workbook].


Studenten die willen deelnemen aan het onderwijs moeten zich daarvoor aanmelden via het Universitair Studenteninformatiesysteem (uSis). Dat geldt ook voor de deelname aan het tentamen.

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Dr.S.L.A.Brandellero, tel. 071-5271447