Portuguese 3 or equivalent (contact tutor for guidance).
This language and culture course aims to develop students’ oral, listening, reading and writing skills through the study of grammar and cultural topics by way of 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. In addition, the course will develop students’ written communication skills with semi-formal and formal written texts (e.g., letters of application, letters of complaint, etc.).
This course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course makes use of materials selected by the tutors, including authentic materials. These aim at the development of skills through practical written and oral exercises (individual and group-based).
European Framework for Languages:
Mode of instruction
Total Hours for the Course: 140
Seminar attendance: 42 hours (6 hours per week x 7 weeks)
Assignments and preparation: 42 hours (6 hours per week x 7 weeks)
Tests and Test Preparation: 28 hours
Composition: 28 hours
Mid-Term Exam (20%) (1-2 hours)
Final Exam (30%) (1-2 hours)
Final Essay (20%)
Final Oral Exam (20%) (10 minutes)
Written exams include linguistic exercises (e.g., fill-the-gap, short answer, etc.), written comprehension, listening comprehension, and short essay.
Oral assessments: short presentation and question/answer session
Resit for relevant component: written exam/oral.
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].
Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 2. (Versão brasileira – Lamartine Bião Oberg) (Porto: Lidel). [very good selection of grammar exercises, with answers provided].
Evanildo Bechara, Gramatica escolar da língua portuguesa, com exercícios (Rio de Janeiro:ed. Lucern) edição 2003 ou mais recente.
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].
Enrollment through uSis for the course and the examination or paper is mandatory.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Minimum 70% attendance required. When failing to attend the minimum required, students must complete an extra assignment in order to sit for final exams.