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Portugees 4

Vak 2018-2019

Admission requirements

Portuguese 3 or equivalent recommended (contact tutor for guidance).

Description

This language course builds on skills acquired in Portuguese module 5 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 is an interactive course in which a variety of authentic materials are used and students play an active role in weekly discussions.

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 C1
Reading C1
Spoken C1
Writing C1

LAS Specific Objectives:
· read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints.
· understand specialized articles and technical instructions related to their field of study.
· express themselves in clear, well structured texts, expressing points of view at some length
· write about complex and/or academic subjects in an essay or a report underlying the most salient issues.
· write an academic paper following an expository or an argumentative structure.
· understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar.
· use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes.
· take an active part in discussions of familiar matters and debates of academic related topics accounting for and sustaining their views with reasonable precision.
· present clear, detailed descriptions and/or argumentations of complex and/or academic subjects, integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.

Timetable

Timetable LAS

Mode of instruction

Seminar, Lecture, Oral Presentation

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

· Final written paper: 30%
· Final Oral presentation: 30%
· Weekly written contributions: 20%
· Weekly oral presentations: 20%

The final mark for this course is established by determining the weighted average.

Weighing

· Final written paper: 30%
· Final Oral presentation: 30%
· Weekly written contributions: 20%
· Weekly oral presentations: 20%

The final mark for this course is established by determining the weighted average.

Resit

For all components (project rewriting and oral presentation): 100% of final mark.

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 course material
· discussion and contribution about articles: forum
· final papers: Turnitin

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).

· A dossier with reading and discussing material will be provided via Blackboard.
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

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. Missed presentations will result in Insufficient.