This course is only for Major students track Portuguese. Otherwise contact tutor for guidance.
This Portuguese language course builds on the intermediate written and oral communication skills developed over the course of Portuguese 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
3×2hs per week.
Total: 140 hrs
Attending classes: 36 hrs
Mode of instruction
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.
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:
Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 3 (São Paulo: E.P.U.). Additional materials will be provided 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].
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].
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Minimum 80% attendance required.