Portuguese 1


Course Objective

Language knowledge: the student should be able to communicate in simple
everyday life situations, in short and clear messages, like introducing
yourself, booking a room in a hotel, going shopping, talking about
famility and living situations. 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 culture.

Course Content

This Portuguese course is equivalent to the level A1 (+) in the Common
European Framework of Reference for Languages. The main themes are:
pronunciation, orthography; travel, hotel, house and family vocabulary;
and grammatical skills, such as word order and verb inflection. 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
Students who take the minor 'Foreign Language Learning'.

General Information

Course Code L_AABAGES212
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 100
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. P.H.F. Bos
Examiner F.M.Z. Ziober
Teaching Staff F.M.Z. Ziober

Practical Information

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