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Studiegids

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Portugees 1

Vak
2018-2019

Admission requirements

Not applicable.

Description

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 practi-cal/concrete situations, such as speaking about oneself, getting to know people, finding one’s way round town, communicating present and past situations, etc.

Course objectives

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:
Listening A2
Reading A2
Spoken Interaction A2
Spoken Production A2
Writing A2

LAS Specific Objectives:

  • express simple opinions or requirements in a familiar context.

  • handle very short social exchanges, even though not usually understanding enough to keep the conversation going.

  • understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immedi-ate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment).

  • understand straightforward information within a known area, such as on products and signs and simple textbooks or reports on familiar matters.

  • identify important information in brief news or newspaper articles in which numbers, names and captions facilitate comprehension.

  • follow simple instructions in a not very complicated text, for example, cookery recipe.

  • write short texts (such as letters, postcards, etc.) related to personal information or mat-ters in areas of immediate needs.

Timetable

Timetable LAS

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course load

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.

Assessment method

Assessment

Written Exam 1 (Mid-term) (25%) (1-2 hours);
Written Exam 2 (Final) (40%) (1-2 hours);
Assignments (10%);
Listening comprehension: (5%)
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.

Weighing

Written Exam 1 (Mid-term) (25%) (1-2 hours);
Written Exam 2 (Final) (40%) (1-2 hours);
Assignments (10%);
Listening comprehension: (5%)
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.

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 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.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available in Engels and Nederlands

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact information

For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
A.P. Cardozo de Souza MA

Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats

Remarks

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