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Prospectus

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Portuguese language 3 (Minor advanced)

Course
2019-2020

Admission requirements

Portuguese 2 or equivalent. Contact tutor.

Description

This Portuguese language course builds on the intermediate written and oral communication skills developed over the course of Portuguese 2. Topics concerning modern Brazil are integrated into language learning through an interactive programme of language acquisition.

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 interme-diate level. Course-book and other additional, including authentic, materials will be used in the development of communication skills through practical written and oral exercises (indi-vidual and group-based).
European Framework for Languages: A2+

Timetable

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: 68 hours

  • Preparation for testing: 45 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

Written assessments: written assignment 15%;
Weekly assignments: 20%
Final exam 40% (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.

Weighing

Written assessments: written assignment 15%;
Weekly assignments: 20%
Final exam 40% (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.

Resit

Resit for relevant component: written exam/oral.

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Blackboard

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.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available in Engels and Nederlands

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte

Registration Contractonderwijs

Contact

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

Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats

Remarks

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