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Prospectus

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Portugues 2 minor

Course
2020-2021

Admission requirements

Not applicable

Description

This Portuguese language course builds on the written and oral communication skills developed over the course of Portuguese12. Topics concerning modern Brazil are integrated into language learning through an interactive programme of language acquisition.

The course covers the four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, at an intermediate level. Coursebook and other additional, including original, materials will be used in the development of communication skills through practical written and oral exercises (individual and group-based).

Transferable Skills:

Problem solving (recognizing and analyzing problems, solution-oriented thinking)

Analytical thinking (analytical skills, abstraction, proof)

Responsibility (ownership, self-discipline, responsible attitude towards own project, acknowledging errors)

Commitment (dedication, motivation, proactive attitude, own initiative)

Self-regulation (independence, insight into one's own goals, motives and capacities)

Oral communication (presenting, speaking skills, listening)

Written communication (writing skills, reporting, structuring, summarizing)

Working together (teamwork, support, loyalty, fulfilling agreements, attendance)

Flexibility (dealing with changes, eagerness to learn, adaptability)

Critical thinking (asking questions, checking assumptions)

Creative thinking (resourcefulness, curiosity, out of the box thinking)

Integrity (honesty, morality, ethical conduct, personal values)

Intercultural skills (communication with different cultures)

Course objectives

This course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, to an intermediate level. Course-book and other additional, including original materials will be used in the development of communication skills through practical written and oral exercises (individual and group-based).

European Framework for Languages: B1

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

Seminar

Assessment method

Assessment

Written assessments: Weekly assignments: 15% and final written assignment 10%;

Partial exam 25% and Final exam 25% (tests include linguistic exercises – eg. fill-the-gap exercises – and written comprehension or short composition).

Oral assessment: 25% of mark (short presentation and question/answer session).

The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
If the final mark is 5.4 or less, the student must take the corresponding resit.

Weighing

Written assessments: Weekly assignments: 15% and final written assignment 10%;

Partial exam 25% and Final exam 25% (tests include linguistic exercises – eg. fill-the-gap exercises – and written comprehension or short composition).

Oral assessment: 25% of mark (short presentation and question/answer session).

The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
If the final mark is 5.4 or less, the student must take the corresponding resit.

Resit

Resit for relevant component: written exam/oral.

Inspection and feedback

Reading list

Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 3 (São Paulo: EPU). 2010.

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]. There are two editions of this book: European Portuguese & Brazilian Portuguese. We use the latter.

Additional materials are supplied by Tutor.

Registration

This has to be filled out by the key-user of the department.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website.

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Contact

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

Onderwijsadministratie: Reuvensplaats

Studiecoördinator: Tim Sanders

Remarks

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