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Portugees Module 1


Admission requirements

not applicable


This is an starters/lower intermediate Portuguese language course, which develops written and oral communication skills through an intensive programme of language acquisition. Grammar and language structures are taught around a schedule centred on practical/concrete situations, such as speaking about oneself, getting to know people, finding one’s way round town, communicating present and past situations, etc.

Course objectives

This basic user course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with elementary language structures and a selection of practical vocabulary clusters.
European Framework for Languages:
Listening A2
Reading A2
Spoken Interaction A2
Spoken Production A2
Writing A2



Mode of instruction


Course load

Total Hours for the Course: 280

  • Seminar attendance: 78 hours (6 hours per week x 13 weeks)

  • Assignments and preparation: 78 hours (6 hours per week x 13 weeks)

  • Tests and Test Preparation: 124 hours

Assessment method

Written assessments:
Written Exam 1 (15%) (1-2 hours)
Written Exam 2 (Mid-term) (15%) (1-2 hours)
Written Exam 3 (15%) (1-2 hours)
Written Exam 4 (Final) (25%) (1-2 hours)
Assignments (10%)

Oral assessments:
Oral Exam (Final) (20%) (7-15 minutes)

Written exams include linguistic exercises (e.g., fill-the-gap, short answer, etc.), written comprehension, listening comprehension, and short essay.
Oral assessment consists of a question/answer session.

Re-sit: For relevant component



Reading list

Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 1 (São Paulo: EPU).

Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 1. (Versão brasileira – Lamartine Bião Oberg) (Porto: Lidel).


Enrollment through uSis for the course and the examination or paper is mandatory.

Prospective students, please check the Study Abroad/Exchange website for information on how to apply.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

not applicable

Contact information

mw. T.E. Vailati MA


Minimum 70% attendance required. When failing to attend the minimum of attendance required, students must complete an extra assignment in order to sit for final exams.