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Beginners Portuguese 1 minor


Admission requirements

Not applicable


This is a beginners’ 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 etc.

Course objectives

This beginners’ 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:


Timetable LAS

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Course load

Total workload 5 ECTS x 28 hours = 140 hours.

  • Attending lectures: 4 hours per week, 6weeks: 24 hours

  • Assessment: 3 hours

  • Studying Literature: 70 hours

  • Preparation for testing: 45 hours

Assessment method


Written assessment: final exam (tests include linguistic exercises – eg. fill-the-gap exercises – and written comprehension or short composition).
Oral assessment 30% of mark (short presentation and question/answer session).


Written: 70% of mark
Oral: 30% of mark

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


Resit for relevant component: written exam/oral.


Blackboard will be used for:

  • providing study materials

Reading list

Emma Eberlein, Novo Avenida Brasil 1 (São Paulo: EPU). 2010 edition or later.
Isabel Coimbra and Olga M. Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 1. (Versão brasileira – Lamartine Bião Oberg) (Porto: Lidel). [very good selection of grammar exercises, with answers provided].

Additional materials are supplied by Tutors.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte

Registration Contractonderwijs


For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
Dr.Sara Brandellero

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

Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats


Minimum 70% attendance in class required to sit exams.