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Taalvaardigheid Portugees 4 (minor gevorderden)


Admission requirements

Portuguese 3 or equivalent (contact tutor for guidance).


This course aims to develop students’ oral and written communication skills combined with the study of a selection of Brazilian films. Thus, Brazilian cinema provides the entry point into issues relating to Brazil today. A discussion on cultural trends and topics concerning Brazilian society are integrated into language learning through an interactive programme of language acquisition.

Course objectives

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 B1/B2
Reading B1/B2
Spoken Interaction B1/B2
Spoken Production B1/B2
Writing B1/B2



Mode of instruction

  • Lecture

  • Seminar

Course load

Total courseload for this course is 5 ects (= 140 hrs). Out of this, there 4 contact hours x week.

Assessment method

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.

Reading list

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

  • 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 provided 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].


Via uSis

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

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Registration Contractonderwijs.


Minimum 80% attendance required to sit exams.

Dr.Sara Brandellero