Portuguese 4 or equivalent (contact tutor for guidance).
This language course aims to develop students’ knowledge of formal varieties of both oral and written Brazilian Portuguese and to help them gain confidence in oral and written communication skills at an advanced level, with an emphasis on writing skills of longer pieces in a variety of contexts and targets (e.g., argumentative texts, critical essays, etc.), as well as oral skills mindful of issues of presentation, cultural awareness, attention to register, etc. This is an interactive course in which a variety of authentic materials are used.
This course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. 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:
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.
- Português via Brasil – Um curso avançado para estrangeiros (Lima, Emma E. O. F; IUNES, Samira A. Editora EPU, 2010). – Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 2. (Lamartine Bião Oberg).
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].
C.F.da Cunha and Lindley Cintra, Nova gramática do português contemporâneo, (Lisbon: João Sá da Costa, 1984; repr. Aveiro: Lexikon, 2008).
Mário Perini, Modern Portuguese: A Reference Grammar (Yale: Yale University Press, 2002) [Brazilian Portuguese]
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 of attendance required, students must complete an extra assignment in order to sit for final exams.