This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed Portuguese 1 Beginners and Portuguese 2 Pre-Intermediate.
This course builds on the intermediate written and oral communication skills developed over the courses of Portuguese 1 Beginners and Portuguese 2 Pre-Intermediate. Topics concerning modern Portuguese-speaking world societies and cultures are integrated into language learning through an interactive programme of language acquisition.
Course-book and other additional, including authentic materials will be used in the development of communication skills through practical written and oral exercises (individual and group-based).
Portuguese 3 Intermediate is the last course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in Portuguese.
The course will expand students' knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and awareness of register. Students will develop key skills, such as presentation skills in Portuguese, team work and following deadlines. These are integrated into language-specific, practical application of language skills in a variety of contexts, such as for example report writing, debating etc.
The timetables are available through My Timetable.
Mode of instruction
Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first four (4) times.
Assessment & Weighing
Exam 1 (Midterm Exam)
|Listening, reading and written production||25%||week 6|
Exam 2 (Final Exam)
|Listening, reading and written production||35%||week 12|
|(Final Exam) Interview and interaction with another student||10%||week 12|
|Assignments Oral production||10%||tba|
Quizzes: Grammar structure and vocabulary
Assignments: Written production
Attendance and engagement
To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, and written exams.
The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.
If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.
The BA International Studies program does not allow students to resit passed (constituent) examination(s) within the language courses. Language acquisition is, primarily, accomplished through in-class acquisition activities and practical assignments which contribute to the (final) examination. The diverse structure of the language courses and characteristics of language acquisition therefore withhold the possibility to resit a passed examination.
Exam review and feedback
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
Novo Avenida Brasil 3: curso básico de português para estrangeiros: Emma Eberlein O.F. Lima … (et al.) - São Paulo: E.P.U. 2010 - ISBN: 9788512546100.
There is also and e-book version for the Bookshelf app ISBN: 9788521627715.
Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 2. (Porto: Lidel).
There are two versions of this book: the European Portuguese (also applicable to African Portuguese) and the Brazilian Portuguese. Choose the one related to your area of studies.
Enrolment for the workgroup through My Studymap is mandatory.
No enrolment needed for the language exams.
For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.
For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies
This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.