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PORT 101 Elementary Portuguese I

 University of Mississippi
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Lorena Ribeiro de Fonseca

Instructor: Lorena Ribeiro de Fonseca

Dr. Fonseca is a lecturer of French in the Modern Languages Department at The University of Mississippi. She is originally from Brazil, where she did most of her studies.


She has a joint PhD in Discourse Analysis from both Lumières-Lyon II (France) and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil).

Contact Information:

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Course Description

Portuguese 101 is an introductory course in Brazilian Portuguese. Intended for those who have not previously studied the language, it fulfills the same objectives as the course presented in the classroom; that is, the development of skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese.

An additional aim is to help students acquire an appreciation for the history and culture of Brazil. This course is followed by Portuguese 102, in which these goals are furthered through continued study of the language.

Textbook Information:

Textbook: Sampaio, João & Bárbara McIntyre. (2002) Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil- The Complete Course for Beginners. New York: Routledge.

Cultural Reading: Rocha, Jan. (2000). Brazil in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture.

Listening Assignments: The course contains listening activities for each lesson, and the audio tracks are included free with the online course.

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices. The Ole Miss Bookstore does not stock the textbooks but can order them for you. To order through the Ole Miss Bookstore online, access http://ole-miss.bncollege.com then make the following selections:
1. Term: select "Independent Study"
2. Department: select "PORT"
3. Course: select "101"
4. Section: select "I Study"

To order by phone, call 662-915-7137 and make sure that you indicate that you are ordering textbooks for an Independent Study course.

Whether you order from an online vendor or through the Ole Miss Bookstore, you must make sure that you are ordering the exact book that is required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

1

to develop skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese.

2

to acquire an appreciation for the history and culture of Brazil.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 14 instructional modules (or lessons).

Lessons

Book

Reading Assignments

Pages

Lesson One

Textbook

Introduction, greetings, pronunciation ( como vai?...), subj. pronouns

7-12

Cultural reading

Introduction, History, Indians and Slaves

4-7

Lesson Two

Textbook

Verb SER "to be", countries and nationalities, feminine and masculine adjectives...

12-18

Cultural reading

Slave Rebellion, Zumbi and Palmares, Abolition, Independence, Tiradentes

7-9

Lesson Three

Textbook

More SER "to be", prep. (de, do, da, dos, das), fem./masc. words, definite/indefinite articles,...

18-22

Cultural reading

Royal Independence, The Republic, Antonio the Counselor

10-12

Lesson Four

Textbook

Vocabulary (food and drink), How to order at a restaurant, gen. revision...

23-26

Cultural reading

The End of Canudos, The Rubber Boom, The Prestes Column, Getulio Vargas

12-14

Lesson Five

Textbook

Simple present (Reg. verbs ––AR, -ER, -IR ), prep. (em, no, na, nos, nas )...

27-30

Cultural reading

The Second World War, Putting Brazil on the Map, Goulart Government, Role of the USA

15-17

Lesson Six

Textbook

Likes and dislikes (GOSTAR DE), jobs, negative sentences, adjects. and nouns...

30-34

Cultural reading

Military Dictatorship, Economic Miracle

17-19

Lesson Seven

Textbook

Numbers (0-50), weekdays and time expressions, contraction (a+a), muito/pouco...

35-39

Cultural reading

Society, Indians, Land Conflicts, Yanomami

20-22

 

 

MIDCOURSE TEST

 

Lesson Eight

Textbook

Adjectives and opposites, telling the time (Que horas...?), verb ESTAR "to be"...

39-45

Cultural reading

Government Policy, Women, Women and Power, Contraception and Fertility

22-24

Lesson Nine

Textbook

Question marks (De onde, Quantos, quando……), months of the year, irreg.(TER, FAZER, IR)...

46-50

Cultural reading

Children, Working Children, Race, Racism, European and Japanese Immig.

25-28

Lesson Ten

Textbook

Possessives (meu, seu,...), demonstratives (este, esta, ...), numbers from 60 up ...

50-54

Cultural reading

Religion, Rise of the Pentecostals,

28-30

Lesson Eleven

Textbook

Past Preterite ( -AR, -ER, -IR) ...

54-58

Cultural reading

Radical Catholicism, Decline of the CEBs, African Religions, Candomble...

30-36

Lesson Twelve

Textbook

At a restaurant, asking questions, general review...

58-63

Lesson Thirteen

Textbook

Verb SABER and CONHECER, give directions and commands

62-72

Lesson Fourteen

Textbook

Futero composto with auxiliary verb IR, book hotel rooms, describe facilities and problems

72-80

 

 

FINAL EXAM

 

Grading:

Scale

90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

Grading Information
The final grade is calculated as follows:
Lessons: 50%
Recording: 10%
Mid-term: 20%
Final Exam: 20%

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