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MODERN LANGUAGE CENTRE

MODULE SYLLABUS

Title and code number: INTRODUCTORY PORTUGUESE
4AALPN22

Credit/Value: Credit Levels 4, 30 credits

Prerequisite for entry: none

Course delivery A 5-hour class (4 contact hours and one
hour of compulsory task-based e-learning
component) weekly x 20 weeks (two
semesters)

Students are expected to spend approx. 8-
10 hours per week in self study, including
homework, speaking practice, and
interactive exercises.

See website for semester dates, timetable
and teachers’ surgery hours:
www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

etc. confirming an arrangement).  develop knowledge and understanding of aspects of the societies of the countries where the language is spoken. job advertisements. in structured situations and short conversations with the help of the interlocutor. and frequently used expressions in areas of most immediate relevance and immediate priority such as basic and personal information. within defined guidelines.  take responsibility for the nature and quality of their learning. local geography. speaking. shopping. advertising.  write short simple notes. messages and personal letters (e. immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.  read and assess fairly short. as an aid to learning generally and as an aid to collaborative and individual learning.  reflect on own capabilities in key areas and engage in development activities through guided self-direction such as exposure to authentic material such as news items. and engage in evaluative thinking using given criteria. reading and writing in areas of most immediate relevance such as basic and personal information. social interaction.  develop strategies for coping with unfamiliar language or unexpected responses. tools and knowledge to become independent life-long learners by using the language for target academic activities and personal enrichment.  act with limited autonomy.  interact in simple and routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar matters.EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE MODULE This course is broadly equivalent to A2 Basic User level of the Common European Framework and aims to enable the students to:  develop the skills of listening. rephrasing or clarification. local geography. shopping. transferable and practical skills appropriate to a Credit Level 4 module and in particular will demonstrate the ability to:  understand and use a restricted factual knowledge base and range of vocabulary. apologizing.g.  use TEL as a mean of communication. straightforward texts with assistance. under direction or supervision.  work towards the acquisition of a “fifth language skill”. which will enable students to reflect on different cultural values and behaviours to help them develop intercultural sensitivity. thanking someone for something.  participate in short conversations in routine contexts on topics of interest  describe in simple terms aspects of student’s background. such as asking for repetition. listening or looking for key words. etc.  acquire linguistics skills. etc. LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE MODULE The students will be able to demonstrate intellectual. 2 .

PRAGMATICS  Greetings and introductions. food and culinary habits  Health and body  Description of people  City life: buildings. spelling names  Formal and informal functions  Saying and understanding numbers  Exchanging information regarding about nationality  Exchanging personal information  Talking about everyday life  Expressing agreement/disagreement  Asking for and giving directions  Asking for and giving the time/date 3 . Portuguese will be used for communication in class and students will be asked to participate in classroom activities and to contribute to short role-plays. streets. countries. directions  The weather  Feelings  Telephone conversations  Introduction to television. time. press and media  Introduction to notions of Portuguese history and traditions  Introduction to notions of Portuguese culture  Exchanging Written correspondence LANGUAGE FUNCTIONS . and languages  Daily routines. games and other language-centred activities. TOPICS – LEXICAL CONTENT  Numbers.the language is dealt with in social situations and students are encouraged to participate as much as possible. The general approach to all Modern Language Centre classes is communicative . timetable  Personal and social life (family and friends)  Work and one’s professional life and career  Travel. dates  Nationalities. restaurants.CLASS DELIVERY AND TEACHING METHODS Although every class is designed taking into consideration the above objectives. the structure of particular sessions may vary. calendar. transport and directions  Leisure time and hobbies  Accommodation  Shopping  Holidays  Eating and drinking. expressions of time.

narrating events in the past tense  Talking about the future / speaking about future events  Understanding simple information on the media GRAMMAR AND USE OF LANGUAGE  Gender and number of nouns and adjectives  Verbs “to be” and “to have”  Definite and indefinite articles  Negatives  Subject pronouns  Present tense of regular and some irregular verbs  Present tense of reflexive verbs  Prepositions of time and place  Imperative  Interrogative.lhes 4 . sair  Personal pronoun: lhe . accepting and refusing offers  Giving and accepting apologies  Organizing meetings and appointments  Communicating by phone  Describing people and places  Describing and comparing objects and events  Going shopping  Buying. accepting. or complaints  Talking about one’s daily routine and leisure time  Making arrangements: suggesting. ter que/de. memos  Writing simple personal letters  Expressing opinions and ideas at a higher level  Giving instructions and advice  Speaking about projects and plans  Telling stories. clarification.  Making. permission  Asking for information and speaking about professional life  Asking more complex questions in a formal/informal way  Making comparisons  Talking about feelings and opinions  Understanding simple letters. demonstrative and indefinite pronouns  Possessive adjectives and pronouns  Adverbs of time and frequency  Demonstrative adjectives  Irregular verbs in the present tense  Comparatives and superlatives  Verbs ver. emails. asking for prices and quantities  Ordering in a bar/restaurant  Making a booking and expressing preferences. refusing  Asking for explanation.

Os Destinos de Gabriel 1  www. todas as. listening and speaking skills. F. saber  Future tenses (futuro do presente)  Conditional  Past compound tenses (ter + participle)  Present compound tenses (ter + participle)  Regular and irregular adverbs  Use of alguém. ir/vir. L..com. I.br/videos  https://en. Daniele. The ePortfolio is monitored but not formally assessed. J. todos os. Stichini. (2012) Gramática Ativa 1 (Brazilian version)  Whitlam. (2010) Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide  Reis.com. chats. T. L. L. nada  Augmentatives and diminutives  Passive voice  Use of todo. J. algum. discussion forums and online grammar exercises.pt/  www.. levar/trazer. O. (2009) Novo Avenida Brasil 2 Relevant materials taken from a variety of sources will be provided by the teacher. Catarina... COURSE BOOK(S)  Eberlein.aulete. cada E-LEARNING COMPONENT  The ePortfolio is a task-based component and fully integrated into the module.. toda. video interviews. ninguém. M..oglobo.net/  www. writing.conjuga-me. and Ishihara. RECOMMENDED MATERIAL FOR SELF-STUDY  Coimbra. algo.  Adjectives  Superlative  Ordinal numbers  Plurals  Imperfect past (pretérito imperfeito)  Contrasting perfect past and imperfect past (pretérito perfeito – pretérito imperfeito)  Verbs por.. dizer.. audio recording. Rohrmman. O.. tudo. E. E.duolingo. Tasks are set weekly by the teacher and include students’ blogs.. nenhum.br  www. de Oliveira.com/user/jhallthird 5 . Rohrmann.youtube. Ishihara.com/course/pt/en/Learn-Portuguese-Online  www. E. vestir-se. To encourage student-centred learning the course participants will collaborate on various projects while practising their reading. (2009) Novo Avenida Brasil 1  Lima.infopedia. wikis. Coimbra.

your teacher will arrange an induction session for the class in the LRC so that you can familiarize yourself with the facilities. but failure to submit the work may result in you being withdrawn from the module or prevented from sitting the examinations.IT resources for independent learning:  KEATS material + MLC resources on-line LANGUAGE RESOURCES CENTRE In order to support you with your independent learning and be in contact with the culture of the language(s) you are learning. 6 . This does not count towards your final mark. It is strongly recommended that you complete the formative assessment as it will provide you with feedback on your progress. including the opening hours of the LRC. Formative Assessment: Formative assessment takes place during Reading Week in Semester 1 and 2.kcl. and past papers (where applicable) see KEATS. first basement) which provides a friendly learning environment with state of the art facilities. For a list of topics and all dates and times.ac. 2 Tests: 2 hours each 0% Feedback All pieces of formative assessment are normally returned to students within 2 weeks. please go to the website: http://www. Contact details and applicable surgery hours can be found on KEATS. you are encouraged to use the resources in the Language Resources Centre – LRC (K-1. If a student’s attendance falls to unsatisfactory levels s/he may be removed from the module or prevented from taking the assessment. it is their responsibility to catch up on the contents of the missed class by checking the KEATS module and/or contacting the teacher. During Term one and Term two the LRC will facilitate free speaking practice sessions as well as workshops on How to get the most of your language classes.aspx ATTENDANCE Attendance is compulsory for all language modules.072. If students miss a class because of illness or urgent personal matters. For further information on the attendance requirements of the module please see the student handbook. and the teacher will provide feedback in groups and/or individually. During the first few weeks of the course.uk/artshums/depts/mlc/olc/index. ASSESSMENT For all details regarding deadlines. dates of assessment. In addition students can book themselves for individual feedback during surgery hours.

7 . immediately before the start of Exam Period 3 (May) Please see the Student Handbook for further information.Final (summative) assessment Written Exam 1: 2 hours 20% Exam period: 1 (January) Written Exam 2: 2 hours 40% Exam period: 2 (May) Listening Exam: 30 minutes 20% Exam period: 2 (May) Oral exam: 15-20 min 20% Exam period: During Revision week.

Interacting with the waiter .Definite and indefinite .Do TASK 2 on your e- exchanging emails .Introducing yourself .Do TASK 4 on your e- . na(s).Telling where you come from .Listen to the basic vocabulary under Audio/Video on KEATS.Do TASK 5 on your e- .Prepositions: a vs para platform your holidays/weekend .Spelling your name and email.Giving and asking for personal .Merging article and .Countries sentence structures .Regular verbs ending in -ar .E-portfolio (profile + a .Introducing . em portfolio people at work and in personal life .Verbs poder and ter After this class: 3rd week KEATS – online .Telling what you are doing on . . .Do interactive exercises .Inviting/Suggesting (include day .Telling where you live (country and city) Book Unit 1 and 2 . . .Future (futuro imediato) .Arranging a meeting .Brazilian food . WEEK BY WEEK SYLLABUS SEMESTER 1 WEEK LEARNING CONTENT/TOPICS GRAMMAR E-LEARNING RESOURCES COMPONENT Book Unit 1 .Under grammar with slides presentation on KEATS: Futuro Imediato Book Unit 3 .Use of gostar de (2) portfolio.da(s).Telling and asking for a .Do interactive exercises Unit 3 on KEATS. preferences (topic: food and drinks) .Watch the Grammar presentation on KEATS: Presente do Indicativo 8 .Gender and number platform dislikes agreement .Do interactive exercises Unit 2 on KEATS Book Unit 1 and 2 .Expressing likes and dislikes (topic: leisure) .Borrowing something Unit 1 on KEATS .Combination of ir + a platform .Regular verbs ending in -er .Use of do(s).Personal pronouns (find it on KEATS under e- occupation) .Expressing feelings Unit 4 on KEATS.Demonstrative pronouns .Telling the time . nationality and .Expressing likes and .Ordering at the restaurant querer platform .Positive and negative portfolio).Verb ser After this class: 1st week KEATS – online a friend . .Do interactive exercises . a + a) portfolio.Writing an email to a friend (1) . .Introducing .Use of no(s).de chosen city): Do TASK 1 information (name.Verbs preferir and After this class: 5th week KEATS – online .Do TASK 3 on your e- of the week and time) preposition (a + o.Talking about possessions articles . After this class: 2nd week KEATS – online telephone number Possessive pronouns platform . dislikes and and -ir portfolio.Daily routine .Regular verbs ending in -ar After this class: 4th week KEATS – online . Book Unit 1 and 2 .Use of gostar de (1) .Expressing likes.

Telling a story (real .Recap platform . platform people quanto .Use of mais… do que.Watch the grammar countries presentation on KEATS: Presente Contínuo.Describing the places you travelled to and what you did .Do interactive exercises Unit 7 on KEATS Book Unit 5 .Indicating where something is . . address. .Possessives: dele(s).Describing accommodation and .Writing an email to a portfolio.Describing and comparing menos… do que (2).) portfolio.Asking for information .Giving opinions .Past tenses (regular and After this class: 10th week KEATS – online in your previous day of Irregular verbs) platform work/as a student .Verb fazer . .Do interactive exercises Unit 8 on KEATS Book Unit 5 and 6 . tourist places .Do interactive exercises Unit 10 on KEATS 9 .Describing an ongoing action .Recap .Interacting at the hotel .Do TASK 8 on your e- (object. menos… do que (1) portfolio. .Direct object pronouns .Use of mais… do que.Adjectives (3) . After this class: 8th week KEATS – online .Do interactive exercises .Do TASK 10 on your e- portfolio. . tão.Do TASK 6 on your e- .Watch the grammar presentation on KEATS: Pretérito Perfeito Book Unit 6 .Mixing verb tenses After this class: 11th week KEATS – online . building etc. Book Unit 4 and 5 .Prepositions of place platform . ..Adjectives (2) .Superlatives .Do TASK 9 on your e- .Brazil in numbers .Regions in Brazil .Understanding advertisements delas(s) .Traveling in Brazil.Past tense (regular verbs) After this class: 9th week KEATS – online furniture . friend (2) .Comparing regions and ..Do interactive exercises and/or fictional) Unit 9 on KEATS.Present continuous After this class: 7th week KEATS – online according to its last tenses platform census .Adjectives (1) Unit 6 on KEATS. portfolio.Talking about Brazilian culture .Do TASK 7 on your e- .Describing what you did .  Complete formative 6th week READING WEEK assessment  Do interactive exercises Unit 5 on KEATS Book Unit 4 .

Hobbies. .Talking about people interests etc. leave at least 3 comments on a classmate’s story.Giving opinions Curitiba. start writing 2nd week KEATS – online .Expand your personal profile platform (physical appearance and .It is August 2016 and your character has travelled to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games. Describe what the picture is about (10-30 words) Book – Unit 1 . It is 2016 and s/he . which painting/sculpture will be similar to your text above. . Say what sports s/he wants to follow and why (30-70 words).Plurals your choice. an item of food etc.Upload a picture/video in your profile which represents an element of Brazilian culture. Throughout the course.The body .Superlatives . Use present tense to say how excited s/he is to be in Rio.Include a link of a video about the Olympic Games in Brazil and upload a comment about what s/he finds interesting in it (20s – 1min).It is late August and s/he is in platform . SEMESTER 2 WEEK LEARNING CONTENT/TOPICS GRAMMAR E-LEARNING COMPONENT RESOURCES Tasks will be updated by Dec 2017 and will be found directly on the e-portfolio template Book – Unit 1 .Life in the past and in the Niemeyer Museum and learns present for women in Brazil about this famous architect. What did they talk about? Was the athlete nice/polite? Was s/he allowed to take a selfie? (30- 60 words)  Do interactive exercises Unit 1 on KEATS.Describe the moment in which s/he saw a famous sports person at the Olympic park in Rio de Janeiro. Describe some of his habits and work he did when he was alive.Giving advice on how to . e. Use imperfect past and perfect past tenses (20-50 words) 10 .Use of andar vs estar portfolio with a character of .Upload an audio-profile. .Ordinal numbers  After 3rd class: 3rd week KEATS – online .Use of ter que/de will travel for a year in Brazil. .Imperfect past . .Talking Sports -Superlatives After the 2nd class. a painting.Describing a person .Verb ver (30-60 words). a music video.Agreeing and Disagreeing . .g.Indirect object pronouns a travel story on your e- platform be healthy . Include why you personality traits) are learning Portuguese. S/he will narrate the story in the first person.Adjectives  After the 1st class: 1st week KEATS – online .Working policies in Brazil . portrayed in Brazilian . Book – Unit 2 . S/he visits the Oscar .

Habits and behaviour on . (50-100 words) .(30-70 words) .Reflexive verbs beaches.Verb pôr and its  After the 4th class: 4th week KEATS – online . (30-70 words)  Do interactive exercises Unit 3 on KEATS. List the few pieces of clothes s/he brought from his/her home country and what s/he bought in Curitiba to cope with the cold there and now in Florianópolis.It is October and s/he is in São platform . 11 .S/he is staying at an international hostel.Ir vs vir . Tell us how it happened and if s/he got it back.S/he went out with friends to a music concert of a local band.Telling what one is alternatives . Tell us how it was and how difficult it was to interact in Portuguese (30- 60 words).Clothes . Describe one that s/he had in Brazil (audio 30s-1min). write some advice to a traveller who decides to do the same thing. But it turns out people brought more drinks and food and it was a fun evening.Conditional  After the 5th class: 5th week KEATS – online the beach in Brazil . every guest brought friends and s/he was not happy with that. has experienced S/he decides to invite Brazilian friends for a barbecue at the communal terrace. To his/her surprise.Include a picture of this museum and upload an audio with his/her opinion about its look/architecture (30s–1min).Simple future in Florianópolis to enjoy the .S/he has been to the beaches Praia Mole and Praia do Rosa.It is early September and s/he is platform wearing .Having had this experience. 30s. His/her mobile phone was stolen.Describing cultural Paulo capital where s/he is misunderstandings one renting a flat with other students. Use conditional tenses (10-30 words). . Upload a picture of each of these beaches and write his/her impressions about them and/or what s/he did (10-30 words for one picture. . Describe how the barbecue went.Telling what one wears .1min-audio for the other picture) . Book – Unit 3 . . S/he did not realize it for specific occasions could be cold at this time of the year. Book – Unit 3 .At the barbecue friends told you about a cultural misunderstanding they had when they travelled.  Do interactive exercises Unit 2 on KEATS.

Add at least 6 questions in this conversation (100-150 words). a city in platform pollution . Use mais-que-perfeito composto tenses. Do interactive exercises Unit 8 on KEATS.Discussing Bumba Meu .Ecology . Book – Unit 6 . Upload an audio in which s/he describes the route s/he is taking from where s/he is. .Augmentatives  After the 8th class: 9th week KEATS – online -Describing types of . Use future do presente tenses (30s-1min) Do interactive exercises Unit 6 on KEATS.  Do interactive exercises Unit 4 on KEATS.Pluperfect tenses  After the 6th class: 7th week KEATS – online immigration to Brazil .Passive voice with ser +  After the 9th class: 10th week in Brazil participle 12 . Describe the travel from Manaus to the Piraha community and the experience of living with the community for 2 weeks. READING WEEK  Complete formative 6th week assessment  Do interactive exercises Unit 5 on KEATS. .Talking about the family . Book – Unit 4 . Describe what the festival was like (50-90) words.Conhecer vs saber .Discussing the Amazon Describe some of the exotic/local Forest food that s/he has tried (20-60 words) .S/he is now in Manaus. Write a conversation with her friend about how the large Japanese immigration to Brazil happened and what life was like then and what it is now.Holidays . Book – Unit 6 . Leave an audio comment on what can be seen in the video (30s-1min).Past and current .It is January and s/he is in the platform .S/he decides to backpack for the next 5 months in South America.It is June 2017 and after platform Boi festival in Brazil backpacking in South America -Discussing Brazilian music s/he is in Parintins to enjoy the styles Bumba Meu Boi festival.Levar vs trazer countryside of Sao Paulo.  Do interactive exercises Unit 7 on KEATS.Include a video about the Parintins festival. Book – Unit 5 . staying at her friend’s who is the third generation of Japanese immigrants. S/he will have to travel hours by boat on the Amazon River.Compound tenses  After the 7th class 8th week KEATS – online .Diminutives . .Indefinite pronouns the middle of the Amazon Forest. Use present tenses and perfeito composto do indicativo.Talking about stereotypes .Adverbs .S/he wants to experience life with a secluded indigenous community called Piraha.

13 .Recap . There s/he evaluates her/his trip.Indefinite pronouns  After the 10th class: 11th week KEATS – online .S/he is in Bahia in July 2017 platform industries . S/he will depart in a couple of hours.Discussing economic forró.Shopping for food . (30-50 words) . KEATS – online . S/he is in Rio at the airport ready to go back home.Mixing verb tenses where s/he learns how to dance . Narrate this with the help of an audio (50s-2min)  Do interactive exercises Unit 9 on KEATS. Write 80-100 words. 12th week Revision/catch-up classes or one-to-one tutorial support as agreed with the teacher. Book – Unit 6 . Describe these last hours in Brazil and list 3 things one should and should not do during a long trip (use passive voice with se for this list).S/he went to a forró party and had a good time.Passive voice .Recap . As a result s/he woke up feeling very unwell.Describing economic . It has been 1 platform year. (20s-1 min)  Do interactive exercises Unit 10 on KEATS. However. The syllabus may vary according to students’ needs.S/he decides to send a voice message to a friend to say thank you and to keep in touch. .It is August 2017. had too much to drink and after the party had some heavy local food. Describe what the regions in Brazil experience of dancing forró is like.