Curricular Unit:Code:
Portuguese for Foreigners748PEST
1PostgraduatePortuguese for Foreigners6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The aim of the CU Pes is to teach portuguese as a foreign language and to develop several skills simultaneousçly: linguistic, social, intercultural and reflexive skills. The teaching-learning methodology includes several componentes: Language, Full Immersion, Culture, and Reflexive Writing. The CU is divided into three courses/components: Portuguese Language, Content, and Reflective writing.
The objectives of the course Content are: to develop the study of terms concerning migratory mobility and movements, focusing on portuguese migrations, associated to areas such as arts or gastronomy, for example, as well as to the condition of Portugal as a country of migrations, approached in intertextual and interdisciplinary perspectives.
1. Identification and personal data. Description of objects and people
2. Greetings and Daily activities
3. Home and family
4. To buy and to sell. Location of objects and people
5. Sports, Health and Body.
6. To refer to past events. Memories.
Unit 1: Mobility(-ies)
Unit 2: Portugal – a country of migrations
Unit 3: Portuguese migrations – from emigration to immigration
Unit 4: Migrations & Food – on places and flavours
Unit 5: Arts & Migrations – of sounds, words and images
Unit 6: The Portuguese Diaspora in North America – Canada and the United States
Reflective Writing Sessions
1. the meaning of writing reflexively; the role of writing and reading in the academic life
2. Greetings and Introductions; space and interaction -- culture reflection
3. Prejudice and assumptions: how we see the world
4. Multiculturality: universal values and situational behaviour
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Syllabus contents focus on specific grammar and vocabulary issues in the area of Portuguese for Foreigners, thus enabling the fulfillment of the course objectives, specifically: to integrate knowledge, skills and abilities so as to have a more fluent and efficient communication; to demonstrate knowledge and skills in performing tasks by using the Portuguese language accurately; fully understand the meanng of Culture and integrate solid knowledge about Portuguese Culture, critically thinking upon Culture 1 and Culture 2, with the aim to achieve intercultural competences.
The syllabus of the Content course is framed within the general theme of Portuguese Migrations, approached both in thematic and intesciplinary perspectives, The themes approached enable the students to develop, at the same time, the communicative competence in portuguese language (NOLC method), of knowledge of aspects of portuguese culture, and of intercultural communication.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Teaching methodology will include theoretical lecturing, research, promoting the writing, reading and speaking skills, discussion of specific issues, as well critical reflection. Assessment will be continuous and based on written tests, oral presentations of assignements and practical tasks in the classroom.
The methodology of the Course/component Content is NOLC (non-level), a methodology of a second language acquisition framed in the method EUFICCS, which enables the students with different language levels and skills to achieve the objectives of the course. The method privileges the visual and sound stimuli as well as oral production. Students can also assess their progress through the short tests after each of the six units.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Portuguese Language: Theoretical presentation of vocabulary related to the professional, social, and cultural environment; debates about the different issues, with a particular focus on the social aspects implied in each of them; learning and applying grammar structures that come up in the written and oral texts used in the classroom; individual and group activities to promote vocabulary and grammar learning. Content: the NOLC methodology meets the learning objectives of the CU, i.e. to develop several competences simultaneouly, the linguistic competence, the communicative and the intercultural and, in the scope of the theme of Portuguese Migrations, to draw, for example, on themes of portuguese history, gastronomy, literature, among others. Refletive Writing: The teaching methodology is based on debates upon the various topics, that are previously prepared by the students by writing reflective texts at home. The aim is to promote dialogue, to contribute to an open attitude to the Other; to raise awareness of the differences and promote willingness to accept these differences; to develop intercultural competences and critical thinking.
BBC, Talk Portuguese, (online)
Centro Virtual Camões, (online)
Ciberescola, (online)
Linguasnet, (online)
Coimbra, O. M., Coimbra, I. (2000). Gramática Activa I. Lisboa, Lidel.
Direcção-Geral de Inovação e Desenvolvimento Curricular North Westminster School of London. (2005). Português a Toda a Rapidez. Lisboa, Lidel.
Oliveira, C., Ballmann, M. J., Coelho, M., L. (2006). Aprender Português. Lisboa, Texto editores (livro e CD).
- Migrações Portuguesas - Livro do Aluno de PES Conteúdo.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Pedro Reis (