Portuguese Courses

 

Winter 2019/20

Winter 2019

PORT101 First-Year Portuguese I Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice. Credit will be granted for only one of PORT 101 or PORT 110.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer" style="accordion-style1"] First-Year Portuguese I Come study the 5th most spoken language in the world! PORT 101 is an interactive introduction to Portuguese language. The rich cultures of Brazil and Portugal are incorporated in all the materials used in class, providing students with an opportunity to immerse in authentic sociocultural situations. Students participate in communicative activities that will help them develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. These activities include role-play, group tasks; writing texts of practical nature, such as e-mails, tweets and short compositions; reading and talking about simple articles on topics of interest; playing trivia games; watching and talking about movies, short clips and music videos. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to sustain communication about everyday life situations, such as introductions, campus life, expressing personal interests and hobbies, asking for information, ordering food, etc. Required text: Clémence de Jouët-Pastré, Anna Klobucka,...
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PORT102 First-Year Portuguese II Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice. Credit will be granted for only one of PORT 102 or PORT 110.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer" style="accordion-style1"] First-Year Portuguese II PORT 102 further develops the fundamentals learned in PORT 101. Lessons are focused on slightly more complex grammar structures that enhance the skills acquired in PORT 101.  At this learning stage, students are able to apply new communicative skills such as talking about future plans and narrating events in the past. PORT 102 follows an interactive, culture-oriented approach to learning a foreign language. The materials used in class incorporate cultural aspects of Brazil and Portugal, designed for the second level of linguistic comprehension. Students participate in communicative activities that will help them develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Required text: Anna Klobucka et al.: Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language package (Ponto de Encontro text, Brazilian Activities Manual and audio CDs), 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2013. Prerequisite: PORT 101 or equivalent Language of Instruction: Portuguese Course Registration [/accordion] [accordion title="Course...
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PORT201 Second-Year Portuguese I Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice, readings. Credit will be granted for only one of PORT 201 or PORT 210

Second-Year Portuguese I PORT 201 is the first half of second-year Portuguese language learning through a culture-oriented and interactive course. The rich cultures of Brazil, Portugal and other Lusophone countries are incorporated in all materials used in class, providing students with an opportunity to immerse in authentic socio-cultural situations. Students participate in communicative activities that will help them develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. PORT 201 further develops the fundamentals learned in PORT 101 and 102. Lessons are focused on slightly more complex grammar structures that enhance the skills acquired. Upon successful completion of PORT 201, students will be able to: engage in interactions using culturally appropriate forms; and understand and produce written and spoken language on a variety of topics. Required text: Anna Klobucka et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language package (Ponto de Encontro text, Brazilian Activities Manual and audio CDs), 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2013. (If student already...
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PORT202 Second-Year Portuguese II Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice, readings. Credit may be granted for only one of PORT 202 or PORT 210.

Second-Year Portuguese II PORT 202 is the second half of second-year Portuguese language learning through a culture-oriented and interactive course. The rich cultures of Brazil, Portugal and other Lusophone countries are incorporated in all materials used in class, providing students with an opportunity to immerse in authentic socio-cultural situations. Students participate in communicative activities that will help them develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Upon successful completion of PORT 202, students will be able to: manipulate grammar structures of increased complexity to engage in meaningful social interactions; use culturally appropriate forms; and understand written/spoken language on a variety of topics. Required text: Anna Klobucka et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language package (Ponto de Encontro text, Brazilian Activities Manual and audio CDs), 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2013. Prerequisite: PORT 201 or equivalent Note: Portuguese 202 satisfies the Language Requirement of the Faculty of Arts. Language of Instruction: Portuguese Course Registration  
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PORT301 Advanced Portuguese Sections

Advanced work in composition for students who have reached the Language-Requirement level of Portuguese.

Advanced Portuguese PORT 301 offers advanced work in composition for students who have reached the Language-Requirement level of Portuguese. PORT 301 is an advanced level course for students who wish to improve their writing skills, vocabulary and style. Students will practice reading and writing in Portuguese. Although part of the term will be devoted to a selective review of grammar, the majority of the course will focus on developing writing skills, both through practice and revision and through analysis of the various styles and registers of written Portuguese. Students will also practice their listening and comprehension skills. This course is designed for students who have completed PORT 202, PORT 210, or the equivalent and who are ready to undertake advanced language study to practice and improve their Portuguese. Required Texts Textbook: Sobral, Patrícia. (2015). Mapeando a Língua Portuguesa através das Artes. Hackett Publishing Company. Workbook: Sobral, Patrícia. (2015). Caderno de Produção - Mapeando a Língua Portuguesa através das...
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PORT392 Studies in Portuguese and Brazilian Literature (in English) Sections

Selected topics. Please see the Department website for current course offering information.

Instructor(s): Santos, Alessandra
Culture of Resistance in Brazilian Literature Brazil has a unique trajectory within Latin American and global contexts. With a history of colonization, slavery, and authoritarian regimes, this large country had two major dictatorships in the 20th century. With the current shift to authoritarian rule, this historical conjuncture asks for a re-examination of literature that responds to history direct or indirectly. The course will offer a panoramic view of modern Brazilian literature, and it will be organized around specific themes related to social dynamics, difference, civil rights and politics; we will also examine connections with popular music and other arts.  Fulfills the Faculty of Arts Literature Requirement. Required texts: All texts for the course will be in English. Primary texts will be available on Canvas and/or at the UBC bookstore; short critical texts will be available on Canvas. Selections, short stories and novels by: Jorge Amado Graciliano Ramos Carlos Marighella Chico Buarque Antonio Calllado Ignácio de...
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PORT405 Studies in Portuguese and Brazilian Culture (In English) Sections

Selected topics. Please see the Department website for current course offering information.

Instructor(s): Santos, Alessandra
Amazonia Amazonia is a vast and complex region in South America—the most bio-diverse on Earth—stretching over nine countries and home to 400 indigenous groups. This course will explore pressing environmental and cultural issues of our time through the study of the Amazon rainforest as it is represented in literature and films. The course offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the Amazon, taking into consideration its history, as well as social and political aspects related to the region and its major global impact. The course will be organized around themes such as: indigeneity; environment, ecosystems and sustainability; exploration; anthropology; shamanism; literary, cinema and popular culture representations. There will be presentations by guest speakers. Fulfills the Faculty of Arts Literature Requirement. Readings and Films All texts for the course will be in English. Primary texts and short critical texts will be available on Canvas; films will be available through Koerner’s library when possible. Recommended Readings/Films • MLA Handbook...
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Summer 2019

Summer 2019

PORT101 First-Year Portuguese I Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice. Credit will be granted for only one of PORT 101 or PORT 110.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer" style="accordion-style1"] First-Year Portuguese I Come study the 5th most spoken language in the world! PORT 101 is an interactive introduction to Portuguese language. The rich cultures of Brazil and Portugal are incorporated in all the materials used in class, providing students with an opportunity to immerse in authentic sociocultural situations. Students participate in communicative activities that will help them develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. These activities include role-play, group tasks; writing texts of practical nature, such as e-mails, tweets and short compositions; reading and talking about simple articles on topics of interest; playing trivia games; watching and talking about movies, short clips and music videos. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to sustain communication about everyday life situations, such as introductions, campus life, expressing personal interests and hobbies, asking for information, ordering food, etc. Required text: Clémence de Jouët-Pastré, Anna Klobucka,...
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PORT102 First-Year Portuguese II Sections

Grammar, composition, translation, oral practice. Credit will be granted for only one of PORT 102 or PORT 110.

[accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer" style="accordion-style1"] First-Year Portuguese II PORT 102 further develops the fundamentals learned in PORT 101. Lessons are focused on slightly more complex grammar structures that enhance the skills acquired in PORT 101.  At this learning stage, students are able to apply new communicative skills such as talking about future plans and narrating events in the past. PORT 102 follows an interactive, culture-oriented approach to learning a foreign language. The materials used in class incorporate cultural aspects of Brazil and Portugal, designed for the second level of linguistic comprehension. Students participate in communicative activities that will help them develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Required text: Anna Klobucka et al.: Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language package (Ponto de Encontro text, Brazilian Activities Manual and audio CDs), 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2013. Prerequisite: PORT 101 or equivalent Language of Instruction: Portuguese Course Registration [/accordion] [accordion title="Course...
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