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Portugees Module 4

Vak 2017-2018

Admission requirements

Portuguese 3 or equivalent (contact tutor for guidance).

Description

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.).

Course objectives

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:
Listening B1+/B2.1
Reading B1+/B2.1
Spoken B1+/B2.1
Writing B1+/B2.1

Timetable

Timetable LAS

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

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.

Assessment method

Assessment

Final Exam (40%) (1-2 hours);
Assignments (20%);
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

Weighing

Final Exam (40%) (1-2 hours);
Assignments (20%);
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

Resit for relevant component: written exam/oral.

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for:

• providing study materials

Reading list

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].

Additional suggestions:
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].

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Contact

For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
E. Alves Vieira MA

Coordinator of Studies: A.C. Wapenaar MA

Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats

Remarks

Minimum 80% attendance required. Students who do not meet this requirement will not take the exams.