Title and code number: INTRODUCTORY PORTUGUESE

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

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:

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

expressions of time. 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. TOPICS – LEXICAL CONTENT  Numbers. time. directions  The weather  Feelings  Telephone conversations  Introduction to television.the language is dealt with in social situations and students are encouraged to participate as much as possible.CLASS DELIVERY AND TEACHING METHODS Although every class is designed taking into consideration the above objectives. food and culinary habits  Health and body  Description of people  City life: buildings.PRAGMATICS  Greetings and introductions. calendar. countries. The general approach to all Modern Language Centre classes is communicative . the structure of particular sessions may vary. restaurants. press and media  Introduction to notions of Portuguese history and traditions  Introduction to notions of Portuguese culture  Exchanging Written correspondence LANGUAGE FUNCTIONS . games and other language-centred activities. dates  Nationalities. and languages  Daily routines. transport and directions  Leisure time and hobbies  Accommodation  Shopping  Holidays  Eating and drinking. timetable  Personal and social life (family and friends)  Work and one’s professional life and career  Travel. streets.

or complaints  Talking about one’s daily routine and leisure time  Making arrangements: suggesting. 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. 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. 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. clarification. memos  Writing simple personal letters  Expressing opinions and ideas at a higher level  Giving instructions and advice  Speaking about projects and plans  Telling stories. asking for prices and quantities  Ordering in a bar/restaurant  Making a booking and expressing preferences.lhes 4 .  Making. refusing  Asking for explanation. sair  Personal pronoun: lhe . ter que/de. 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. emails.  www.. To encourage student-centred learning the course participants will collaborate on various projects while practising their reading. listening and speaking skills. J. L. nenhum. L. (2009) Novo Avenida Brasil 2 Relevant materials taken from a variety of sources will be provided by the teacher.. O.. Ishihara. de Oliveira. todas as. T.  www. E.. nada  Augmentatives and diminutives  Passive voice  Use of Stichini.. Catarina.. L.  Adjectives  Superlative  Ordinal numbers  Plurals  Imperfect past (pretérito imperfeito)  Contrasting perfect past and imperfect past (pretérito perfeito – pretérito imperfeito)  Verbs por. and Ishihara. Rohrmann. video interviews. Coimbra. The ePortfolio is monitored but not formally assessed. todos  www. cada E-LEARNING COMPONENT  The ePortfolio is a task-based component and fully integrated into the module. Tasks are set weekly by the teacher and include students’ blogs. writing. saber  Future tenses (futuro do presente)  Conditional  Past compound tenses (ter + participle)  Present compound tenses (ter + participle)  Regular and irregular adverbs  Use of alguém. wikis. algo. O. Rohrmman.infopedia. (2009) Novo Avenida Brasil 1  Lima. algum. levar/trazer.aulete. audio recording.. (2010) Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide  Reis. ir/vir. Daniele. discussion forums and online grammar exercises. Os Destinos de Gabriel 1  www.oglobo. M. COURSE BOOK(S)  Eberlein.conjuga-me. (2012) Gramática Ativa 1 (Brazilian version)  Whitlam. F. 5 . toda. J. ninguém. tudo. RECOMMENDED MATERIAL FOR SELF-STUDY  Coimbra.   www.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

had too much to drink and after the party had some heavy local food. Narrate this with the help of an audio (50s-2min)  Do interactive exercises Unit 9 on KEATS. 12th week Revision/catch-up classes or one-to-one tutorial support as agreed with the teacher.Indefinite pronouns  After the 10th class: 11th week KEATS – online . 13 .Passive voice . There s/he evaluates her/his trip. (30-50 words) .S/he went to a forró party and had a good time.Discussing economic forró.Shopping for food .S/he is in Bahia in July 2017 platform industries . 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). The syllabus may vary according to students’ needs.Recap .Describing economic .S/he decides to send a voice message to a friend to say thank you and to keep in touch. Describe what the regions in Brazil experience of dancing forró is like. It has been 1 platform year. Write 80-100 words. KEATS – online . S/he is in Rio at the airport ready to go back home. S/he will depart in a couple of hours. . (20s-1 min)  Do interactive exercises Unit 10 on KEATS.It is August 2017. Book – Unit 6 . However. As a result s/he woke up feeling very unwell.Recap .Mixing verb tenses where s/he learns how to dance .

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