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Intermediate Portuguese 4: Brazilian Language and Culture minor

Course
2015-2016

Admission requirements

Portuguese 3 or equivalent (contact tutor for guidance).

Description

This Portuguese language course builds on the intermediate written and oral communication skills developed over the course of Portuguese 3. Topics concerning modern Brazil are integrated into language learning through an interactive programme of language acquisition.

Course objectives

This course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, to an intermediate level. Course-book and other additional, including 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:
B1

Timetable

Collegerooster
2×2hs per week.

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

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 3 (São Paulo: E.P.U.). 2010 edition or later.
Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 2. (Lamartine Bião Oberg) (Porto: Lidel). [very good selection of grammar exercises, with answers provided].

Additional materials will be provided 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.)
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].

Registration

Via uSis

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte.
Registration Contractonderwijs.

Contact

Dr.Sara Brandellero
h3. Admission requirements

Portuguese 3 or equivalent (contact tutor for guidance).

Description

This Portuguese language course builds on the intermediate written and oral communication skills developed over the course of Portuguese 3. Topics concerning modern Brazil are integrated into language learning through an interactive programme of language acquisition.

Course objectives

This course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, to an intermediate level. Course-book and other additional, including 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:
B1

Timetable

Collegerooster
2×2hs per week.

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

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 3 (São Paulo: E.P.U.). 2010 edition or later.
Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 2. (Lamartine Bião Oberg) (Porto: Lidel). [very good selection of grammar exercises, with answers provided].

Additional materials will be provided 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.)
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].

Registration

Via uSis

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte.
Registration Contractonderwijs.

Contact

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

Remarks

Minimum 70% attendance required to sit exams.