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Beginners Portuguese 2 minor


Admission requirements

Not applicable


This Portuguese language course builds on the written and oral communication skills developed in Portuguese 1. Moreover, whilst developing language skills, the course aims at familiarizing students further with elements of Brazilian culture, through the use of authentic materials.

Course objectives

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:



2×2 hrs per week:

2 hrs on Monday from 13.00-15.00 hrs. The second group (Monday 9.00-11.00 hrs only opens if there is a sufficient amount of students). Please enroll for the class from 13.00-15.00 hrs.
AND 2 hrs Wednesday 17.00-19.00 hrs (grammar).

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Course load

Total courseload for this course is 5 ects (= 140 hrs). Out of this, there 4 contact hours x week.

Assessment method

Written assessments: mid-term class test 20% of mark; written assignment 20%; final exam 40% (tests include linguistic exercises – eg. fill-the-gap exercises – and written comprehension or short composition).
Oral assessment 20% of mark (short presentation and question/answer session).

Resit for relevant component: written exam/oral.


Blackboard will be used to provide students with an overview of specific information about (components of) the course.

Reading list

Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 2 (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.

Additional suggestions:

Júlia Abreu de Souza. Basiscursus Portugees van Brazilië “É isso aí”. Bussum: Coutinho, 2006. [text especially geared to Dutch speakers]
Emma Eberlein O.F. Lima and Samira A. Iunes, Falar…Ler…Escrever…Português: um curso para estrangeiros (São Paulo: E.P.U.)


Via uSis

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte.
Registration Contractonderwijs.


Minimum 70% attendance in class required to sit exams.


Dr.Sara Brandellero
mw. T.E. Vailati MA