Intermediate Portuguese (Brazilian Culture) (PORT*1110)
Code and section: PORT*1110*01
Term: Winter 2017
This course, a continuation of PORT*1100, will bring together Portuguese grammar and language skills into a useful and practical framework. The fundamental elements of Portuguese grammar will continue to be studied and applied in a number of day-to-day situations. Focus will be given to the development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
By the end of the course, students should achieve intermediate communication in Portuguese and should be able to:
• understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.;
• deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken;
• produce clear, connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest;
• formulate and express ideas in a variety of situations;
• gain appreciation for Brazilian-Portuguese culture through music, movies, art, etc.
METHOD OF PRESENTATION
The course will be conducted mainly in Portuguese. In the three-hour class period, students will work to develop their oral and written skills in Portuguese through communication activities. Pre-class preparation of assigned materials is crucial. Active student participation is not only expected, but is a vital aspect of learning a language. Please read the Calendário das Aulas (course calendar) carefully for detailed explanations of all aspects of the course.