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Portugees 3

Vak 2018-2019

Admission requirements

Portuguese Module 2 or equivalent recommended (contact tutor for guidance).

Description

This language course aims to develop students’ knowledge of formal varieties of both oral and written Brazilian Portuguese and to help them gain confidence in oral and written communication skills at an advanced level, with an emphasis on writing skills of longer pieces in a variety of contexts and targets (e.g., argumentative texts, critical essays, etc.), as well as oral skills mindful of issues of presentation, cultural awareness, attention to register, etc. This is an interactive course in which a variety of authentic materials are used.

Course objectives

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:
Listening B2
Reading B2
Spoken B2
Writing B2

LAS Specific Objectives:
· understand short lectures and follow complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar.
· understand contemporary and short literary prose or personal letters in which emotions are conveyed, the relevance of events or experiences is highlighted, news are discussed and opinions expressed.
· understand cultural reviews and critical acclaims (films, theatre, books, concerts).
· take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining their views.
· interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party.
· present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to their field of interest.
· write a report or a review (e.g. on a short film or book review), relaying information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view.
· write argumentative texts highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.

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 (15%);
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 (15%);
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

· 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).

Additional suggestions:
GRAMMARS:
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].
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]

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.