This Portuguese language course develops written and oral communication skills through an intensive programme of language acquisition. Grammar and language structures are taught around a schedule centred on practical/concrete situations, such as speaking about oneself, getting to know people, finding one’s way around town etc., and further develops the ability to express past events, experiences and wishes. Moreover, the course also aims at familiarizing students with elements of Brazilian culture through the use of our own materials.
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)
This 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: A2
The timetables are available through My Timetable.
Mode of instruction
Written assessments: 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 for relevant component: written exam/oral.
Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 1 (São Paulo: EPU). 2010
Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 2 (São Paulo: EPU). 2010
Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 1. (Versão brasileira – Lamartine Bião Oberg) (Porto: Lidel). [very good selection of grammar exercises, with answers]. There are two editions of this book: European Portuguese & Brazilian Portuguese. We use the latter.
Additional materials are supplied by Tutor.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on this website
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Registration Studeren à la carte.
Education Adminitration Office: Reuvensplaats
Coordinator of Studies: Tim Sanders
Minimum 80% attendance required. Students who do not meet this requirement will not take the exams.