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POR 111 Elementary Portuguese I

Course Description:

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Portuguese language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Portuguese and demonstrate cultural awareness.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3

Outline of Instruction:

1. Brief introduction to the study of foreign language

A. Linguistic structure and relationship of language and culture
B. The Portuguese alphabet and basic pronunciation of Brazilian Portuguese
C. Introductory vocabulary of greetings, common cognates and numbers

2. Formation of sentences in the present tense

A. The verb “ser”
B. Uses of the preposition “de”
C. Nouns and Adjectives: Number and gender, agreement
D. Useful expressions for the classroom and daily life

3. Introduction to the full conjugation of the verb “ter” and “-ar” verbs in the present tense

A. Uses of the verb “ter”
B. Subject pronouns
C. Formation of questions
D. Negation
E. Some idiomatic expressions
F. Introduction to reading

4. Present tense of “-er” and “-ir” verbs

A. Important verbs: “ir,” “vir,” “fazer,” “ver”
B. Future formation with “ir” and “vir”
C. Possessive adjectives
D. The verb “estar” for temporary conditions
E. Verbs “ser,” “estar” and “ficar” with prepositions

5. More on the present tense

A. Verbs “saber” and “conhecer”
B. Irregular verbs
C. Verb phrases
D. Adverbs
E. Numbers
F. Telling age
G. Further reading and introduction to writing

6. Cultural component

A. Cultural readings, dialogs, and situations (e.g.: daily shopping, weights and measures, aspects of Brazilian society, the Brazilian family)

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:
Lathrop, Tom and Eduardo Mayone Dias, Brasil! Língua e Cultura, 3rd. edition, LinguaText, Ltd.


POR 112 Elementary Portuguese II

Course Description:


This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Portuguese language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Portuguese as well as demonstrate cultural awareness. This course must be taken with the accompanying lab.

Outline of Instruction:

1. Talking about what happened

A. Preterite of regular –ar, -er, and –ir verbs
B. Preterite of irregular verbs
C. Adverbs of time

2. Talking about the past–Imperfect

A. Imperfect of regular –ar, -er, and –ir verbs
B. Imperfect of irregular verbs

3. Representing actions that haven’t happened yet

A. Conjugation of the future subjunctive
B. Uses of the future subjunctive

4. Describing (Useful words and expressions)

A. Por vs. Para
B. Telling time and the date
C. Demonstrative pronouns
D. Comparatives
E. Superlatives
F. Comparisons of equality
G. Positive and negative words

5. The Imperative Mood

A. Forming commands with regular –ar, -er, and –ir verbs
B. Forming commands with irregular verbs

6. Pronouns

A. Indirect object pronouns
B. Direct object pronouns
C. Verbs that use indirect object pronouns
D. Combination of direct and indirect object pronouns

7. Using the Present Participle

A. The Present Progressive
B. Using the Present Participle by itself

8. Cultural Component

A. Cultural readings, dialogs, and situations (for example, Brazilian singers, Brazilian transportation, vacationing in Brazil)

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:
Lathrop, Tom and Eduardo Mayone Dias, Brasil! Língua e Cultura, 3rd. edition, Lingua Text, Ltd.


POR 181 Portuguese Lab I

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: POR 111

Course Description:

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of the Portuguese language. Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use of various supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Portuguese and demonstrate cultural awareness.

Outline of Instruction:

1. Brief introduction to the study of foreign language

A. Reinforce pronunciation of the Portuguese alphabet
B. Practice listening skills of basic pronunciation of Brazilian Portuguese
C. Introduce written exercises in connection with sounds of the alphabet and greetings, common cognates and introductions

2. Practice the formation of sentences in the present tense

A. Reinforce the uses of the verb “ser”
B. Apply uses of the preposition “de”
C. Recognize and use nouns and adjectives and the changes that occur in number and gender agreement
D. Use in written exercises changes suffered by nouns and adjectives and notice the change orally
E. Use expressions for the classroom and daily life in meaningful exercises

3. Strengthening the understanding of the verb “ter” and of “-ar” verbs in the present tense

A. Practice the uses of the verb “ter”
B. Practice the formation of questions using interrogative pronouns
C. Negation in an oral and written context
D. Use some idiomatic expressions in written and oral communication
E. Read silently and out loud for pronunciation and comprehension

4. Using the present tense of “-er” and “-ir” verbs in listening and writing exercises

A. Reinforce the use of verbs “ir,” “vir,” “fazer,” “ver”in complete sentences
B. Practice the formation of the future with “ir” and “vir”
C. Oral and written practice of possessive adjectives
D. Listening and writing exercises using the verbs “ser,” “estar” and “ficar” with prepositions and “estar” for temporary conditions

5. Expansion of the present tense

A. Reinforce the application of verbs “saber” and “conhecer”
B. Practice irregular verbs and verb phrases in complete sentences
C. Use adverbs and numbers in meaningful sentences and situations
D. Practice telling age
E. Continue the practice of reading out loud for pronunciation
F. Practice writing

6. Expansion of cultural awareness

A. Using videos and web sites expand on customs and traditions
B. Introduce students to music and the arts through presentations
C. Integrate cultural readings, dialogs, and situations (e.g.: daily shopping, weights and measures, aspects of Brazilian society, the Brazilian family)

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:
Lathrop, Tom and Eduardo Mayone Dias, Brasil! Língua e Cultura. Caderno de Trabalho e de Laboratório, 3rd. edition, LinguaText, Ltd.


POR 182 Portuguese Lab II

Course Description:

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Portuguese language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Portuguese as well as demonstrate cultural awareness. This course must be taken with the accompanying lab.

Outline of Instruction:

1. Talking about what happened

A. Reinforcement of the preterite of regular –ar, -er, and –ir verbs
B. Reinforcement of the preterite of irregular verbs
C. Practice of the use of adverbs of time

2. Practice talking about the past–Imperfect

A. Reinforcement of the imperfect of regular –ar, -er, and –ir verbs
B. Reinforcement of the imperfect of irregular verbs

3. Talking about actions that haven’t happened yet

A. Practice of the conjugation of the future subjunctive
B. Reinforcement of the uses of the future subjunctive

4. Describing (Useful words and expressions)

A. Reinforcing the uses of Por vs. Para
B. Practice telling time and date
C. Using demonstrative pronouns
D. Practice of comparatives
E. Practice of superlatives
F. Practice of comparisons of equality
G. Using positive and negative words

5. The Imperative Mood

A. Reinforcement of commands with regular –ar, -er, and –ir verbs
B. Reinforcement of commands with irregular verbs

6. Pronouns

A. Practice of the use of indirect object pronouns
B. Practice of the use of direct object pronouns
C. Practice of verbs that use indirect object pronouns
D. Combining direct and indirect object pronouns

7. Using the Present Participle

A. Practice of the present progressive
B. Reinforcement of the use of the present participle by itself

8. Cultural Component

A. Talking about cultural readings, dialogs, and situations (for example, Brazilian singers, Brazilian transportation, vacationing in Brazil)

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:
Lathrop, Tom and Eduardo Mayone Dias, Brasil! Língua e Cultura, 3rd. edition, Lingua Text, Ltd.


POR 211 Intermediate Poruguese I

Course Description:

This course provides a review and expansion of the essential skills of the Portuguese language. Emphasis is on the study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the past, present, and future.

Outline of Instruction:

1. Subjuntive

A. Indirect commands
B. Subjunctive of doubt or probability
C. Subjunctive of emotion
D. Verbs of communication

2. Describing (useful words, structures, and expressions)

A. Ordinal numbers
B. More expressions with ter or estar com
C. The passive voice
D. Diminutive and augmentative suffixes
E. Indirect discourse

3. Reflexive verbs and pronouns

A. Reflexive pronouns and common reflexive verbs
B. Reflexive pronouns in relation to infinitives
C. Reflexive pronouns in relation to the the present participle
D. Reflexive verbs and the use of some prepositions
E. Reflexive verbs and the concept of “to become”
F. Reflexive pronouns and reciprocal actions

4. The past subjunctive

A. The past subjunctive of regular verbs
B. The past subjunctive of some irregular verbs
C. Uses of the past subjunctive

5. Talking about the future

A. The future tense and its uses
B. Irregular verbs in the future tense
C. The future perfect

6. Expressing contrary-to-fact situations

A. The conditional
B. Se used with the conditional and past subjunctive

7. Cultural Component

A. Assortment of cultural and literary readings, dialogs, and situations

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