PORT 3001 Portuguese Language 3A

Pre-requisites: PORT 2002

Using a developed level of language, this course, Portuguese Language 3A, will cover aspects of language, ranging from the Portuguese phonological system to complex lexical, morphological and syntactic information. The course will focus on developing participants’ mastery of all language skills, giving greater emphasis to listening and reading, through the use of books, magazines and newspaper articles. Music and/or films which reflect the thematic content of the programme, focusing particularly on Brazil, will also be used in class to enrich the learning process.

As this is an advanced course in Brazilian Portuguese, all classes will be conducted in the target language. Students will draw upon all knowledge acquired from previous courses. By the end of the course, students are expected to have advanced proficiency in the skills of reading and listening in the target language.

Through their use of these two language skills and their exposure to the music, films and texts of the country, students will also gain a continuous and deeper appreciation of the Brazilian environment and culture.

Method of Instruction: 6 contact hours per week
Assessment: 100% in-course assessment

This course is a pre-requisite for PORT 3002 Portuguese Language 3B and for PORT 3004 Business Portuguese.