nl en

Portuguese 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


Timetable LAS

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 Exam 1 (Mid-term) (30%) (1-2 hours)
Written Exam 2 (Final) (40%) (1-2 hours)
Assignments (10%)
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.

The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.

Re-sit: For relevant component


Blackboard will be used for:

  • providing study materials

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).


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Contact information

For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
mw. T.E. Vailati MA

Coordinator of Studies: M.A.G. van Leeuwen MA

Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats


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.