Portuguese 5 or equivalent (contact tutor for guidance).
This language course builds on skills acquired in previous modules and aims to develop students’ oral and written communication skills to an advanced level, with an emphasis on academic speech and writing skills. In addition, the class seeks to develop awareness of dialect, register, and stylistic differences in Brazilian Portuguese while studying and debating academic and journalistic articles related to history/public policy, literature/cultural analysis, and linguistics. This interactive course builds on Portuguese Module 6, allowing students to take an active role in preparing and presenting, as well as participating in weekly discussions.
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
Final Exam (15%) (1-2 hours)
Final Essay (25%)
In-Class and Final Presentations (40%)
Assignments and Participation (20%)
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.
Blackboard will be used for:
- providing study materials
- 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 or more recent.
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]
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
dhr. Drs. M.W. Child
Coordinator of Studies: M.A.G. van Leeuwen MA
Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats