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Portugees Module 2


Admission requirements

This course is only for Major students track Portuguese. Otherwise contact tutor for guidance.


This Portuguese language course builds on the written and oral communication skills developed in Portuguese 1, developing further the ability of expressing past events, experiences, wishes etc. Moreover, whilst developing language skills, the course aims at familiarizing students further with elements of Brazilian culture, through the use of authentic materials.

Course objectives

This course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, to an intermediate level. Course-book and 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 A2+
Reading A2+
Spoken Interaction A2+
Spoken Production A2+
Writing A2+


3× 2hs per week

Course Load

Total: 140 hrs
Attending classes: 36 hrs

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Written assessments: 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.


This course is supported by Blackboard. Blackboard will be used to provide students with an overview of current affairs, as well as specific information about (components of) the course. Please see:

Reading list

Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 2 (São Paulo: E.P.U.). Additional materials supplied by Tutor.

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].

Additional suggestions:
Júlia Abreu de Souza. Basiscursus Portugees van Brazilië “É isso aí”. Bussum: Coutinho, 2006. [text especially geared to Dutch speakers]
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].



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Contact information

Dr.S. Brandellero
mw. T.E. Vailati MA


Minimum 80% attendance required.