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Falar… Ler… Escrever… Português – Student’s Book

F-L-E-P-01-medium This book leads the true beginner student to understand, speak and read Portuguese with fluency and confidence in conversational Portuguese. It is applicable from teenagers to adults of any nationality. The texts were created with a selected vocabulary aiming the student’s main interests such as family, culture, travel, etc. Aspects of the Brazilian culture, its history and geography are presented through narrative texts. This complete method leads the student from the elementary level up to the advanced level.

Author: Emma Eberlein O. F. Lima / Samira Abirad Iunes

EPU – Editora Pedagógica e Universitária

ISBN: 85-12-54310-8

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Falar… Ler… Escrever… Português – Exercice Book

F-L-E-P-02-medium The exercise book is an important instrument for the development of the student’s verbal, oral and writing abilities. The book will lead the student through all grammatical issues in a concise and clear way.

Author: Emma Eberlein O. F. Lima / Samira Iunes

EPU – Editora Pedagógica e Universitária

ISBN: 8512543221

BRASIL

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Beginner Level

1 – General Course Information:

1.1 – Course material:

Falar… Ler… Escrever… PORTUGUÊS

EPU – Editora Pedagógica e Universitária – BRASIL
Course Book and Exercise Book
Audio Cassettes / CDs for use in class
New Edition, 1999

1.2 – Prerequisites:

Student levels are determined by an oral exam prior to the start of the course. As an approximate guideline this course is for students with no previous Portuguese studies to those with only one semester of Portuguese classes.

1.3 – Course description:

The course focuses on developing the student’s ability to communicate in basic oral Portuguese through the use of the interactive methodology and direct approach, as well as in-class oral exercises. Further development of his/her writing and reading abilities are attained through the use of the course book, and written assignments reserved for homework. The learning of grammatically correct Portuguese is emphasized throughout the course.

1.4 – Course Conditions:

This course is offered as an intensive private or intensive group class. Intensive means five days a week for a minimum of three hours a day. Group classes are limited to a maximum of four students. The course is taught at the student’s pace and therefore there is no precise time frame for its completion. However, the completion of the course normally requires approximately 90 hours of private classes, or 120 hours of group classes.

2 – Course objectives:

The primary objective of the course is to develop the student’s ability to speak and understand basic Portuguese while also developing his/her reading and writing skills in the language.

3 – Student Objectives:

To develop the grammatically correct use of basic spoken Portuguese as well as obtaining limited oral comprehension of the language, with a secondary goal of developing basic writing and reading skills.

4 – Course Outline:

Language covered (partial description)
Basic survival skills
Possessives
Prepositions
Verb Tenses: Present, Past, Future (regular and irregular verbs)
Vocabulary of approximately 3.500 words, including the following situations: greetings, requests, telephone conversation, shopping, airport, restaurant and bank situations
Imperatives
More irregular verbs
Indefinite pronouns
Subjunctive
Conditionals

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Elementary Level

1 – General Course Information:

1.1 – Course material:

Falar… Ler… Escrever… PORTUGUÊS
EPU – Editora Pedagógica e Universitária – BRASIL
Course Book and Exercise Book
Audio Cassettes / CDs for use in class
New Edition, 1999

Central do Brasil
Sony Pictures – DVD

1.2 – Prerequisites:

Student levels are determined by an oral exam prior to the start of the course. As an approximate guideline this course is for students with at least two semesters of Portuguese classes.

2. Course description:

The course focuses on improving the student’s ability to communicate in oral Portuguese through the use of interactive methodology and direct approach, as well as in-class oral exercises, and class discussions based on specific themes covered in the movie, and topics based on current events and Brazilian culture. Further development of his/her writing and reading abilities are attained through the use of the course book, and writing assignments reserved for homework. The learning of grammatically correct Portuguese is emphasized throughout the course.

3. Course Conditions:

This course is offered as an intensive private or intensive group class. Intensive means five days a week for a minimum of three hours a day. Group classes are limited to a maximum of four students. The course is taught at the student’s pace and therefore there is no precise time frame for its completion. However, the completion of the course normally requires approximately 90 hours of private classes, or 120 hours of group classes.

4. Course objectives:

The primary objective of the course is to further develop the student’s fluency and oral comprehension while also improving his/her reading and writing skills in the language.

5. Student Objectives:

To further develop the grammatically correct use of spoken Portuguese as well as oral comprehension of the language, with a secondary goal of improving writing and reading skills. An expanded knowledge of Latin American, and specifically Brazilian, culture is implicit in the course.

6. Course Outline:

Language covered (partial description)
Review and consolidation of all previously learned structures
Passive voice
“Everyday Portuguese”: Magazines, newspapers
Written language vs. spoken language
Possibility of starting a more specific work, e.g. technical Portuguese
Imperatives
More irregular verbs
Indefinite pronouns
Subjunctive
Conditionals
Vocabulary of approximately 1.500 words.

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Intermediate Level

1 – General Course Information:

1.1 – Course material:

Falar… Ler… Escrever… PORTUGUÊS
EPU – Editora Pedagógica e Universitária – BRASIL
Course Book and Exercise Book
Audio Cassettes / CDs for use in class
New Edition, 1999

Central do Brasil
Sony Pictures – DVD

Portuguese Supplements:
Articles complete with vocabulary, discussion topics, and exercises designed as additional class material that involves students in current events in Brazil and Latin America.

1.2 – Prerequisites:

Student levels are determined by an oral exam prior to the start of the course. As an approximate guideline this course is for students with at least three semesters of Portuguese classes.

1.3 – Course description:

The course focuses on improving the student’s ability to communicate in oral Portuguese through the use of interactive methodology and direct approach, as well as class discussions based on specific themes covered in the movies and topics found in the Portuguese Supplements. Further development of his/her writing and reading abilities are attained through the use of the course book, the Portuguese Supplements, and writing assignments reserved for homework. The learning of grammatically correct Portuguese is emphasized throughout the course.

1.4 – Course Conditions:

This course is offered as an intensive private or intensive group class. Intensive means five days a week for a minimum of three hours a day. Group classes are limited to a maximum of four students. The course is taught at the student’s pace and therefore there is no precise time frame for its completion. However, the completion of the course normally requires approximately 90 hours of private classes, or 120 hours of group classes. writing skills in the language.

2 – Course objectives:

The primary objective of the course is to further develop the student’s fluency and oral comprehension while also improving his/her reading and writing skills in the language.

3 – Student Objectives:

To further develop the grammatically correct use of spoken Portuguese as well as oral comprehension of the language, with a secondary goal of improving writing and reading skills. An expanded knowledge of Latin American, and specifically Brazilian, culture is implicit in the course.

4 – Course Outline:

Language covered (partial description)
Written Portuguese
Review and consolidation of previously learned structures
At this level the program may be directed to best suit the student’s professional/personal needs.

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Advanced Level

1 – General Course Information:

1.1 – Course material:

Falar… Ler… Escrever… PORTUGUÊS
EPU – Editora Pedagógica e Universitária – BRASIL
Course Book and Exercise Book
Audio Cassettes / CDs for use in class
New Edition, 1999

Central do Brasil
Sony Pictures – DVD

Portuguese Supplements:
Articles complete with vocabulary, discussion topics, and exercises designed as additional class material that involves students in current events in Brazil and Latin America.

1.2 – Prerequisites:

Student levels are determined by an oral exam prior to the start of the course. As an approximate guideline this course is for students with at least three years of Portuguese classes, as well as Portuguese studies abroad.

1.3 – Course description:

The course focuses on perfecting the student’s ability to communicate in oral Portuguese through the use of interactive methodology and direct approach, as well as class discussions based on specific themes covered in the movies and topics found in the Portuguese Supplements and Supplemental materials. Further development of his/her writing and reading abilities are attained through the use of the course book, the Portuguese Supplements, Supplemental materials and writing assignments reserved for homework. The learning of grammatically correct Portuguese is emphasized throughout the course.

1.4 – Course Conditions:

This course is offered as an intensive private or intensive group class. Intensive means five days a week for a minimum of three hours a day. Group classes are limited to a maximum of four students. The course is taught at the student’s pace and therefore there is no precise time frame for its completion. However, the completion of the course normally requires approximately 90 hours of private classes, or 120 hours of group classes.

2 – Course objectives:

The primary objective of the course is to further develop the student’s fluency and oral comprehension while also improving his/her reading and writing skills in the language.

3 – Student Objectives:

To further develop the grammatically correct use of spoken Portuguese as well as oral comprehension of the language, with a secondary goal of improving writing and reading skills. An expanded knowledge of Latin American, and specifically Brazilian, culture is implicit in the course.

4 – Course Outline:

Language covered (partial description);
Deeper study of known structures;
Development of more advanced vocabulary through supplemental materials;
Specific technical vocabulary;
Cultural aspects of the language (regionalisms and coloquial uses).

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