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Second Foreign Language (Portuguese)

2022/2023
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
6
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
3 year, 1-4 module

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is aimed at students acquiring basic knowledge and competences of the modern Portuguese language, including phonetics, graphics, normative grammar and vocabulary in the amount provided by the course.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To demonstrate skills in the field, other than the major field.
  • To demonstrate skills in the field, other than the major field.
  • To conduct professional activities internationally.
  • To conduct professional activities internationally.
  • To report the results of the information retrieval and analysis, academic or applied research she/he has conducted: - in various genres (including reviews, policy papers, reports and publications pertaining to socio-political subject matter); - and depending on the target audience.
  • To report the results of the information retrieval and analysis, academic or applied research she/he has conducted: - in various genres (including reviews, policy papers, reports and publications pertaining to socio-political subject matter); - and depending on the target audience.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to learn and demonstrate skills in the field, other than the major field
  • Able to learn and demonstrate skills in the field, other than the major field
  • Student is capable of reporting the results of the information retrieval and analysis, academic or applied research she/he has conducted: - in various genres (including reviews, policy papers, reports and publications pertaining to socio-political subject matter); - and depending on the target audience
  • Student is capable of reporting the results of the information retrieval and analysis, academic or applied research she/he has conducted: - in various genres (including reviews, policy papers, reports and publications pertaining to socio-political subject matter); - and depending on the target audience
  • Able to conduct professional activities internationally
  • Able to conduct professional activities internationally
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • General information about the Portuguese language and the countries speaking it. Portuguese alphabet
  • General information about the Portuguese language and the countries speaking it. Portuguese alphabet
  • Portuguese phonetics (part 1). Stress in the words ending in vowels. Accent marks in Portuguese. Greetings.
  • Portuguese phonetics (part 1). Stress in the words ending in vowels. Accent marks in Portuguese. Greetings.
  • Meeting a new person
  • Meeting a new person
  • Portuguese phonetics (part 2). Verb "ser" (to be) and its usage with professions and nationalities.
  • Portuguese phonetics (part 2). Verb "ser" (to be) and its usage with professions and nationalities.
  • Gender of the Portuguese nouns (part 1). Definite articles and their plural forms. Plural form of the nouns and adjectives ending in vowels. Prepositions "a", "de" and "em" and their contractions with the definite articles.
  • Gender of the Portuguese nouns (part 1). Definite articles and their plural forms. Plural form of the nouns and adjectives ending in vowels. Prepositions "a", "de" and "em" and their contractions with the definite articles.
  • Presenting a new person. The verb "estar" and its usage. Portuguese phonetics (part 3).
  • Presenting a new person. The verb "estar" and its usage. Portuguese phonetics (part 3).
  • Unit 1 (test). Tag questions in Portuguese.
  • Unit 1 (test). Tag questions in Portuguese.
  • Portuguese phonetics (part 4). Stress in the words ending in consonants.
  • Portuguese phonetics (part 4). Stress in the words ending in consonants.
  • Personal pronouns in Portuguese. Contractions of prepositions "de" and "em" with personal pronouns. Question words (part 1).
  • Personal pronouns in Portuguese. Contractions of prepositions "de" and "em" with personal pronouns. Question words (part 1).
  • Portuguese phonetics (part 5). Indefinite articles. Cardinal numbers 0-20. How to say your phone number in Portuguese.
  • Portuguese phonetics (part 5). Indefinite articles. Cardinal numbers 0-20. How to say your phone number in Portuguese.
  • Feminine gender of the Portuguese adjectives. The verb "ter" (to have) and its usage. Asking about one's age.
  • Feminine gender of the Portuguese adjectives. The verb "ter" (to have) and its usage. Asking about one's age.
  • Alternative questions. Colours. Describing oneself and people around
  • Alternative questions. Colours. Describing oneself and people around
  • Demonstrative pronouns and adverbs of place. Conjugation of regular verbs ending in -ar in the Present Tense.
  • Demonstrative pronouns and adverbs of place. Conjugation of regular verbs ending in -ar in the Present Tense.
  • Filling out a visa application form (personal information)
  • Filling out a visa application form (personal information)
  • Unit 2 (test). Revision (Units 1 and 2)
  • Unit 2 (test). Revision (Units 1 and 2)
  • Modular Test 1
  • Modular Test 1
  • Portuguese phonetics (part 6). Stress in the words ending in -ã, -em, -im, -om, -um.
  • Portuguese phonetics (part 6). Stress in the words ending in -ã, -em, -im, -om, -um.
  • The differences between the verbs "ser" and "estar". Portuguese locatives. Description of a room (part 1).
  • The differences between the verbs "ser" and "estar". Portuguese locatives. Description of a room (part 1).
  • Adjectives bom (good) e mau (bad) and adverbs bem (well) и mal (badly). Gender of the Portuguese nouns (part 2). Plural form of the nouns and adjectives ending in –m.
  • Adjectives bom (good) e mau (bad) and adverbs bem (well) и mal (badly). Gender of the Portuguese nouns (part 2). Plural form of the nouns and adjectives ending in –m.
  • Possessive pronouns. The verbal periphrasis "estar+a+infinitivo". The usage of the verb "estar" to describe weather, emotions and temporary states.
  • Possessive pronouns. The verbal periphrasis "estar+a+infinitivo". The usage of the verb "estar" to describe weather, emotions and temporary states.
  • Impersonal structure with the verb "há". Conjugation of regular verbs ending in -er in the Present Tense.
  • Impersonal structure with the verb "há". Conjugation of regular verbs ending in -er in the Present Tense.
  • Cardinal numbers 21-100. Days of the week and dates. Food.
  • Cardinal numbers 21-100. Days of the week and dates. Food.
  • Unit 3 (test). Portuguese phonetics (part 7).
  • Unit 3 (test). Portuguese phonetics (part 7).
  • Portuguese phonetics (part 8). Stress in the words ending in -ão, -ães, -õe, -am и -em. Plural form of the nouns ending in -ão. Feminine form of the adjectives ending in –ão.
  • Portuguese phonetics (part 8). Stress in the words ending in -ão, -ães, -õe, -am и -em. Plural form of the nouns ending in -ão. Feminine form of the adjectives ending in –ão.
  • A test on phonetics. The usage of ter+que+infinitivo and ter+de+infinitivo.
  • A test on phonetics. The usage of ter+que+infinitivo and ter+de+infinitivo.
  • The usage of the verb "haver" when talking about time. Question words (part 2). Asking "What time is it now?" in Portuguese.
  • The usage of the verb "haver" when talking about time. Question words (part 2). Asking "What time is it now?" in Portuguese.
  • Unit 4 (test). Expressing gratitude, apologizing, asking for permission and favor.
  • Unit 4 (test). Expressing gratitude, apologizing, asking for permission and favor.
  • Conjugation of regular verbs ending in -ir in the Present Tense. The usage of muito and pouco.
  • Conjugation of regular verbs ending in -ir in the Present Tense. The usage of muito and pouco.
  • Conjugation of the verb "ir" (to go). The verbal periphrasis "ir+infinitivo" (to talk about near future). Collocations with the verb "ir".
  • Conjugation of the verb "ir" (to go). The verbal periphrasis "ir+infinitivo" (to talk about near future). Collocations with the verb "ir".
  • Arithmetic operations. Ordinal numbers up to 10. Adverbs of time.
  • Arithmetic operations. Ordinal numbers up to 10. Adverbs of time.
  • The usage of repositions "a", "de", "em" and "para" to talk about time. Describing one's working week.
  • The usage of repositions "a", "de", "em" and "para" to talk about time. Describing one's working week.
  • Talking on the phone. Unit 5 (revision).
  • Talking on the phone. Unit 5 (revision).
  • Unit 5 (test). Conjugation of the verbs ending in -ear in the Present Tense.
  • Unit 5 (test). Conjugation of the verbs ending in -ear in the Present Tense.
  • Conjugation of irregular verbs in the Present Tense (part 1). Preposition "por" and its usage. The verbal periphrases "começar+a+infinitivo" and "acabar+de+infinitivo".
  • Conjugation of irregular verbs in the Present Tense (part 1). Preposition "por" and its usage. The verbal periphrases "começar+a+infinitivo" and "acabar+de+infinitivo".
  • Revision (Units 3-5).
  • Revision (Units 3-5).
  • Modular test 2
  • Modular test 2
  • Seasons of the year. National holidays in Portugal and Russia. Writing a Christmas card.
  • Seasons of the year. National holidays in Portugal and Russia. Writing a Christmas card.
  • Unit 6 (test). Writing a letter to a friend. Portuguese addresses.
  • Unit 6 (test). Writing a letter to a friend. Portuguese addresses.
  • Conjugation of the verb "fazer" (to do) in the Present Tense. Collocations with the verb "fazer". Conjugation of the verb "pôr" (to put) in the Present Tense
  • Conjugation of the verb "fazer" (to do) in the Present Tense. Collocations with the verb "fazer". Conjugation of the verb "pôr" (to put) in the Present Tense
  • The usage of todo and tudo. Ordinal numbers up to 100.
  • The usage of todo and tudo. Ordinal numbers up to 100.
  • Reflexive verbs and their conjugation in the Present Tense.
  • Reflexive verbs and their conjugation in the Present Tense.
  • Describing one's day.
  • Describing one's day.
  • An interview.
  • An interview.
  • Revision (Unit 7)
  • Revision (Unit 7)
  • Unit 7 (test).
  • Unit 7 (test).
  • Conjugation of irregular verbs in the Present Tense (part 2).
  • Conjugation of irregular verbs in the Present Tense (part 2).
  • The verbal periphrasis "haver+infinitivo". The usage of a definite article as a pronoun (when the noun is repeated).
  • The verbal periphrasis "haver+infinitivo". The usage of a definite article as a pronoun (when the noun is repeated).
  • Comparative adjectives.
  • Comparative adjectives.
  • Superlative adjectives.
  • Superlative adjectives.
  • Describing people's appearance. Describing a family.
  • Describing people's appearance. Describing a family.
  • Unit 8 (test). Asking for directions.
  • Unit 8 (test). Asking for directions.
  • The route to the university.
  • The route to the university.
  • The past participle. The passive voice. Conjugation of irregular verbs in the Present Tense (part 3).
  • The past participle. The passive voice. Conjugation of irregular verbs in the Present Tense (part 3).
  • My studies. Arriving late to a lesson.
  • My studies. Arriving late to a lesson.
  • Unit 9 (test). Revision (Units 6-9).
  • Unit 9 (test). Revision (Units 6-9).
  • Modular Test 3
  • Modular Test 3
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Modular tests
    Modular test as a form of the ongoing assessment, which is carried out once per modular and includes reading task (2-4 module: 30 minutes), listening task (2-4 module: 10 minutes) and writing task (2-4 module: 35 minutes). The total duration of the modular test is 80 minutes.
  • non-blocking Modular tests
    Modular test as a form of the ongoing assessment, which is carried out once per modular and includes reading task (2-4 module: 30 minutes), listening task (2-4 module: 10 minutes) and writing task (2-4 module: 35 minutes). The total duration of the modular test is 80 minutes.
  • non-blocking Class participation
    It includes ongoing assessment of the 4 following aspects: Reading (A reading task consists of a text and the following questions. The assessment duration is approximately 20 minutes.) Listening (Listening as a form of the ongoing assessment is recommended to take place at least once per topic. The listening task includes listening to an audio recording or watching a video recording and completing the following task. Duration of the audio recording is approximately 10 minutes, the total assessment duration is no more than 15 minutes) Speaking (Speaking includes answers to the questions of the examiner, a dialogue between students based on a card (duration 2-3 minutes, at least 3 times per modular), a detailed answer to the question (duration of the answer is up to 2 minutes, at least three questions).) Writing (The student submits writing tasks (informal letters)).
  • non-blocking Class participation
    It includes ongoing assessment of the 4 following aspects: Reading (A reading task consists of a text and the following questions. The assessment duration is approximately 20 minutes.) Listening (Listening as a form of the ongoing assessment is recommended to take place at least once per topic. The listening task includes listening to an audio recording or watching a video recording and completing the following task. Duration of the audio recording is approximately 10 minutes, the total assessment duration is no more than 15 minutes) Speaking (Speaking includes answers to the questions of the examiner, a dialogue between students based on a card (duration 2-3 minutes, at least 3 times per modular), a detailed answer to the question (duration of the answer is up to 2 minutes, at least three questions).) Writing (The student submits writing tasks (informal letters)).
  • non-blocking Final exam
    Экзамен проводится в устной форме (опрос по материалам курса). Экзамен проводится на платформе Zoom (https://zoom.us/). К экзамену необходимо подключиться согласно расписанию ответов, высланному преподавателем на корпоративные почты студентов накануне экзамена. Компьютер студента должен удовлетворять требованиям: наличие рабочей камеры и микрофона, поддержка Zoom. Для участия в экзамене студент обязан: поставить на аватар свою фотографию, явиться на экзамен согласно точному расписанию, при ответе включить камеру и микрофон. Во время экзамена студентам запрещено: выключать камеру, пользоваться конспектами и подсказками. Кратковременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается нарушение связи менее минуты. Долговременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается нарушение от 1 минуты. При долговременном нарушении связи студент не может продолжить участие в экзамене.
  • non-blocking Final exam
    Экзамен проводится в устной форме (опрос по материалам курса). Экзамен проводится на платформе Zoom (https://zoom.us/). К экзамену необходимо подключиться согласно расписанию ответов, высланному преподавателем на корпоративные почты студентов накануне экзамена. Компьютер студента должен удовлетворять требованиям: наличие рабочей камеры и микрофона, поддержка Zoom. Для участия в экзамене студент обязан: поставить на аватар свою фотографию, явиться на экзамен согласно точному расписанию, при ответе включить камеру и микрофон. Во время экзамена студентам запрещено: выключать камеру, пользоваться конспектами и подсказками. Кратковременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается нарушение связи менее минуты. Долговременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается нарушение от 1 минуты. При долговременном нарушении связи студент не может продолжить участие в экзамене.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.36 * Class participation + 0.4 * Final exam + 0.24 * Modular tests
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.36 * Class participation + 0.4 * Final exam + 0.24 * Modular tests
  • 2022/2023 1st module
  • 2022/2023 1st module
  • 2022/2023 2nd module
  • 2022/2023 2nd module
  • 2022/2023 3rd module
  • 2022/2023 3rd module
  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.36 * Class participation + 0.4 * Final exam + 0.24 * Modular tests
  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.36 * Class participation + 0.4 * Final exam + 0.24 * Modular tests
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Ackerlind, S. R., & Jones-Kellogg, R. (2011). Portuguese : A Reference Manual (Vol. 1st ed). Austin: University of Texas Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=405314
  • Hutchinson, A. P., Lloyd, J., & Sousa, M. C. M. dos S. (2019). Portuguese : An Essential Grammar (Vol. Third edition). New York, NY: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1776170

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Azevedo, M. M. (2005). Portuguese : A Linguistic Introduction. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=129311
  • Burridge, J. T. (2009). Portuguese. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=524069
  • Denise Coronha Lima. (2015). Power Portuguese. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Jaguatirica. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2124155
  • Keller, K. (2013). Portuguese For Dummies (Vol. 2nd ed). New York: For Dummies. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=531634
  • Sampaio, J., & McIntyre, B. (2014). Colloquial Portuguese : A Complete Language Course (Vol. 2nd ed). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=869856
  • Sousa, M. C. M. dos S. (2014). Basic Portuguese : A Grammar and Workbook. New York: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=905832
  • Tait, N. de O., & Lexus (Firm). (2006). Portuguese (Vol. Updated ed). London: Penguin Random House LLC. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=319925
  • Tait, N. de O., & Lexus (Firm). (2011). Portuguese (Vol. Updated ed). London: Rough Guides. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=396397
  • Zancanaro, A., & Domingues, M. J. C. de S. (2018). Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for Teaching Portuguese for Foreigners: A Case Study. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 19(2), 4–20. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1175522