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Intermediate Portuguese 4: Brazilian Language and Culture minor


Admission requirements

Portuguese 3 or equivalent (contact tutor for guidance).


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:


Timetable LAS

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Course load

Total workload 5 ECTS x 28 hours = 140 hours.

  • Attending lectures: 4 hours per week, 6weeks: 24 hours

  • Assessment: 3 hours

  • Studying Literature: 70 hours

  • Preparation for testing: 45 hours

Assessment method

h4. Assessment Written assessment: final exam (tests include linguistic exercises – eg. fill-the-gap exercises – and written comprehension or short composition).
Oral assessment 30% of mark (short presentation and question/answer session).


Written: 70% of mark
Oral: 30% of mark

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


Resit for relevant component: written exam/oral.


Blackboard will be used for:

  • providing study materials

Reading list

Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 3 (São Paulo: EPU). 2010 edition or later.
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].

Additional materials are supplied by Tutors.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte


For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
Dr.Sara Brandellero

Coordinator of Studies: M.A.G. van Leeuwen MA

Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats


Minimum 70% attendance required to sit exams.