This is an starters/lower intermediate Portuguese language course, which develops written and oral communication skills through an intensive programme of language acquisition. Grammar and language structures are taught around a schedule centred on practical/concrete situations, such as speaking about oneself, getting to know people, finding one’s way round town, communicating present and past situations, etc.
This basic user course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with elementary language structures and a selection of practical vocabulary clusters.
European Framework for Languages:
Spoken Interaction A2
Spoken Production A2
Mode of instruction
Total Hours for the Course: 280 hours
Seminar attendance: 78 hours (6 hours per week x 13 weeks);
Exams: 4 hours;
Assignments and preparation: 78 hours (6 hours per week x 13 weeks);
Exam Preparation: 120 hours.
Written Exam 1 (Mid-term) (30%) (1-2 hours);
Written Exam 2 (Final) (40%) (1-2 hours);
Oral Exam (Final) (20%) (7-15 minutes).
Written exams include linguistic exercises (e.g., fill-the-gap, short answer, etc.), written comprehension, listening comprehension, and short essay.
Oral assessment consists of a question/answer session.
The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
Re-sit: For relevant component
Blackboard will be used for:
- providing study materials
Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 1 (São Paulo: EPU).
Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 1. (Versão brasileira – Lamartine Bião Oberg) (Porto: Lidel).
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Coordinator of Studies: M.A.G. van Leeuwen MA
Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats
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.