PORT 101 Elementary Portuguese I

PORT 101 IS Sec 3, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Lorena Ribeiro de Fonseca

Instructor name:
Lorena Ribeiro de Fonseca

Dr. Fonseca is a lecturer of French and Portuguese at the Modern Languages Department in The University of Mississippi. She has a PhD in Discourse Analysis from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil).

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

Course Description

This 5-unit, 14-lesson Independent Study course will help you learn to communicate effectively in spoken and written Portuguese through a variety of guided and open ended activities, integrating cultural information and using MyPortugueseLab, an online learning system.

All submitted activities will be checked by your instructor whether they are machine graded or not. Therefore, if your answer is fully or partially acceptable but the machine didn't recognize it, your instructor will override your grade.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

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) and 2 proctored exams.

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Unit

Lesson

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing Guide
to complete the course in one semester

Start Here

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.*NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

Week 1

0

 

Introduction

Discussion board

Week 1

1 - Lição Preliminar: Primeiros passos

1

Apresentações (Introductions)

Homework and recording assignment

Week 1

2

Os meses e as horas (Months and time)

Homework, recording assignment, and MyPortugueseLab

Week 2

2 - Lição 1: A universidade

3

Os estudantes e os cursos (Students and courses)

Homework and recording assignment

Week 3

4

A vida acadêmica (Academic life)

Homework and recording assignment

Week 4

5

Encontros

Homework, recording assignment, and MyPortugueseLab

Week 5

3 - Lição 2: Entre amigos

6

Meus amigos e eu (My friends and I)

Homework and recording assignment

Week 6

7

Identificação e descrição de pessoas (Identifying and describing people)

Homework and recording assignment

Week 7

8

Encontros

Homework, recording assignment, and MyPortugueseLab

Week 8

Mid Course Exam

This exam covers units 1-3

Proctored Exam

Week 9

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the exam has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

4 - Lição 3: Horas de lazer

9

Diversões populares (Popular pastimes)

Homework and recording assignment

Week 10

10

A rotina (Daily life)

Homework and recording assignment

Week 11

11

Encontros

Homework, recording assignment, and MyPortugueseLab

Week 12

5 - Lição 4: A família

12

As famílias (Families)

Homework and recording assignment

Week 13

13

Sentimentos (Feelings)

Homework and recording assignment

Week 14

14

Encontros

Homework, recording assignment, and MyPortugueseLab

Week 15

Final Exam

This exam covers units 4-5 (ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam)

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 16

Grading:

Grading Scale:
93 - 100% = A
90 - 92% = A-
87 - 89% = B+
83 - 86% = B
80 - 82% = B-
77 - 79% = C+
73 - 76% = C
70 - 72% = C-
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.