Portuguese Language Skills 2

This course is offered in Dutch. Some of the descriptions may therefore only be available in Dutch.

Course Objective

Language knowledge: the student should be able to communicate in
everyday life situations, in short and clear messages, like arranging a
meeting and presenting him/herself, as well to read and write small
notes, like hotel reviews and wikipedia biographies. Cultural knowledge:
the student should be able to chat about basic things of Brazil and
Brazilian culture, like food and music, and to talk about their own

Course Content

This Portuguese course is equivalent to the level A2 (+) in the Common
European Framework of Reference for Languages. The main themes are:
orthography; travel, hotel, house and work vocabulary; and grammatical
skills, like possessive pronouns, comparative, imperative, simple
present; present continuous and simple past. The course has a
communicative approach and it encourages students to research more about
the Portuguese speaking communities and Brazil.

Teaching Methods

Interactive Powerpoint presentations in class.
Grammar exercises (activity on paper and correction online).
Extra class reading and writing activities.
Music and video on Canvas.

Method of Assessment

Presentations and writing exercises during the period (10%).
Grammatical skills and writing exam (70%). Oral Exam (20%).
In order to pass the course, all components have to be graded at least


Mandatory: Novo Avenida Brasil 1 by Lima, Rorhmann, Ishihara, Iunes and
Bergweiler (2014).

Target Audience

Students who are interested in learning languages or interested in

Explanation Canvas

All communication with the teacher is made by email or CANVAS.

Recommended background knowledge

Basic Portuguese language knowledge or Portuguese language knowledge
level A1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Or
the course 'Taalvaardigheid Portugees 1".

General Information

Course Code L_FAMIALG004
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 100
Language of Tuition Dutch
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator F.M.Z. Ziober
Examiner F.M.Z. Ziober
Teaching Staff F.M.Z. Ziober

Practical Information

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