This is a beginners’ 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 etc.
This beginners’ 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:
Mode of instruction
Total workload 5 ECTS x 28 hours = 140 hours.
Attending lectures: 4 hours per week, 6weeks: 24 hours
Assessment: 3 hours
Studying Literature: 70 hours
Preparation for testing: 45 hours
Written assessment: final exam (tests include linguistic exercises – eg. fill-the-gap exercises – and written comprehension or short composition).
Oral assessment 30% of mark (short presentation and question/answer session).
Written: 70% of mark
Oral: 30% of mark
The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
Resit for relevant component: written exam/oral.
Blackboard will be used for:
- providing study materials
Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 1 (São Paulo: EPU). 2010 edition or later.
Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 1. (Versão brasileira – Lamartine Bião Oberg) (Porto: Lidel). [very good selection of grammar exercises, with answers provided].
Additional materials are supplied by Tutors.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Registration Studeren à la carte
For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
Coordinator of Studies: M.A.G. van Leeuwen MA
Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats
Minimum 70% attendance in class required to sit exams.