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PORT 102 v3 – Elementary Portuguese II 

University of Mississippi
Department of Modern Languages
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Lorena Fonseca

Lorena Fonseca

Dr. Fonseca is a lecturer of Portuguese and 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).

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Course Description

Portuguese 102 is an introductory course in Brazilian Portuguese, intended for those who have taken Portuguese 101. The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a sound base of conversational Brazilian Portuguese in a relatively short period of time, sufficient to cope in general holiday/business situations. The dialogues and reading texts present grammar and vocabulary in a systematic manner and each lesson is built around everyday situations such as visiting the bank or buying a drink in a café.

Textbook Information:

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

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

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1. Term: select “Independent Study”
2. Department: select “PORT”
3. Course: select “102”
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:

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Be familiar with many features of everyday life and culture in Brazil and other countries where Portuguese is spoken.

  • Speak Portuguese well enough to get around in a country where Portuguese is spoken.

  • Understand Portuguese well enough to get the main ideas and precise details from a news broadcast, lecture, or conversation that you hear.

  • Read Brazilian websites as well as newspapers and magazine articles dealing with current events, politics, and economics.

  • Write Portuguese well enough to write messages and letters for various purposes, and fill out forms.

  • Develop an understanding of the structure of the Portuguese language.

Course Outline:

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

Lessons

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Lesson One

Textbook p. 80–85: Shopping for clothes, expressing strong likes and dislikes (the verbs VER and PODER, adjectives, superlatives)

Homework questions with listening section

Audio recording

Lesson Two

Textbook p. 86–90: Comparing one or more things, clothing, colors and (demonstratives, pronouns, contractions)

Homework questions

Audio recording

Lesson Three

Textbook p. 91–98: Places to shop, quantities and general review (algum, nenhum, alguém, ninguém)

Homework questions with listening section

Audio recording

Lesson Four

Textbook p. 99-104: At the airport: making travel plans (the future indicative and other forms of future)

Homework questions with listening section

Audio recording

Lesson Five

Textbook p. 104-108: At the bus station: planning a trip (participle verbs, the future perfect tense)

Homework questions with listening section

Audio recording

Lesson Six

Textbook p. 108–114: Means of transportation, having car problems (prepositions POR and PARA)

Homework questions with listening section

Audio recording

Lesson Seven

Textbook p. 115–122: Daily routine (adverbs and reflexive verbs)

Homework questions with listening section

Audio recording

Mid Course Exam

Textbook through p. 122, Cultural reading through p. 60

To be scheduled

and completed

before proceeding

Lesson Eight

Textbook p. 123–124: The way things used to be (the Imperfect Indicative tense)

Homework questions with listening section

Audio recording

Lesson Nine

Textbook p. 125-128: What would you like to do? (the conditional tense, ordinal numbers)

Homework questions with listening section

Audio recording

Lesson Ten

Textbook p. 128-133: Parts of the body (object pronouns)

Homework questions with listening section

Audio recording

Lesson Eleven

Textbook p. 134–138: Making a phone call; At the post office (the perfect tense and the pluperfect)

Homework questions with listening section

Audio recording

Lesson Twelve

Textbook p. 138-144: At the bank (the pluperfect, more pronouns, object pronouns)

Homework questions with listening section

Audio recording

Lesson Thirteen

Textbook p. 145-147: What are they doing? (the present continuous)

Homework questions with listening section

Audio recording

Lesson Fourteen

Textbook p. 147–149: Plural of nouns and adjectives

Homework questions

Final Exam

Chapter 10, Part II through Chapter 19

To be scheduled

and completed

to finalize credit

Grading:

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

Grading Information
Each student’s final course-grade shall be comprised of:

Lesson homework: 50%
Recording: 10%
Mid-term: 20%
Final Exam: 20%
TOTAL= 100%

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