Portuguese 2 or equivalent (contact tutor for guidance).
This Portuguese language course builds on the intermediate written and oral communication skills developed over the course of Portuguese 1 and 2. Topics concerning modern Brazil are integrated into language learning through an interactive programme of language acquisition.
This course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, to an intermediate level. 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:
Spoken Interaction B1
Spoken Production B1
Mode of instruction
Total courseload for this course is 5 ects (= 140 hrs). Out of this, there 4 contact hours x week.
Written assessments: total of 75% of mark.
Oral assessment: 25% of mark.
Written assessments: class test 40mins 20% of mark; written assignment 15%; final 1h exam 40% (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).
Resit for relevant component: written exam/oral.
Blackboard will be used to provide students with an overview of specific information about (components of) the course.
Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 2/3 (São Paulo: E.P.U.).
Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 2. (Lamartine Bião Oberg) (Porto: Lidel). [very good selection of grammar exercises, with answers provided].
Additional materials will be supplied by Tutors. Additional suggestions:
Júlia Abreu de Souza. Basiscursus Portugees van Brazilië “É isso aí”. Bussum: Coutinho, 2006. [text especially geared to Dutch speakers]
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].
Emma Eberlein O.F. Lima and Samira A. Iunes, Falar…Ler…Escrever…Português: um curso para estrangeiros (São Paulo: E.P.U.)
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].