PORTUG 232 - Second-Year Portuguese
Section: 001
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Portuguese (PORTUG)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PORTUG 230.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
PORTUG 231 (C- or better) or PORTUG 415 (C- or better).
Advisory Prerequisites:
Students who have not taken PORTUG 231 at UM must schedule a placement exam with the instructor.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Português 232 is a theme course, reviewing specific topics, providing the students with cultural experience to reach desired level of proficiency in Portuguese while investigating recent history, literature, cinema, socioeconomic issues, and politics of the Portuguese speaking nations, through listening, reading, writing, and speaking activities in Portuguese. Helping students further develop the language tools - grammatical functions and vocabulary - necessary to discuss issues of relevance to the culture and to analyze these situations while expressing their own opinions, conclusions, and possible outcomes to hypothetical situations.

The practice and application of grammatical features and vocabulary are integrated into the content of the course, and students are expected to study and practice these structures individually through the practice activities assigned as homework. When necessary, students will review grammatical elements and vocabulary individually at home, to participate in classroom activities and discussions related to class context.

Linguistically, we will focus on hypothesizing, supporting opinions, linking ideas, and composing sentences. Students are expected to expand their ability to understand conversational Portuguese, to communicate and convey ideas satisfactorily in everyday practical situations with native speakers, read newspapers, write short essays, and be acquainted with elements of the culture.

The goal is to help students acquire a deeper understanding of the society, and culture of the eight Portuguese-speaking countries, through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities in Portuguese. While developing and improving the grammatical functions and vocabulary to discuss current issues of relevance to the Portuguese speaking society, hypothesizing, expressing their own personal perspectives and opinions, narrating and describing fully in the present, past, and future (subjunctive and indicative modes) with good expression control, to practice supporting opinions, making comparisons, hypothesizing, and composing sentences, while fostering greater understanding of the modern Portuguese speaking society.

Students completing the course will be able to hold spontaneous conversations on everyday topics, understand the gist of one-way communications, read for practical information, and write 400-500 word compositions.

Course Requirements:

At home students write summaries and in class we discuss crônicas, contemporary literature and journalistic prose, further practicing the linguistic skills learned in Portuguese 231, by discussing abstract topics and handling linguistically unfamiliar situations. We watch authentic videos and some feature films as well.

Students present projects, participate in listening, reading, writing, and speaking activities, while practicing and improving their listening and reading comprehension, writing, and speaking skills at the communicative functions that characterize the intermediate high, ILR 1+ level range of proficiency.

Materials include online newspaper articles, cultural readings, videos, comprehension activities. Grade is based on oral participation, homework assignments, in-class work, compositions, exams, and a final written and oral exam.

PORTUG 232 - Second-Year Portuguese
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MTuThF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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NOTE: If you already have the first edition of this textbook, you do not need to purchase the revised edition.
ISBN: 9781585107629
Mapeando a lingua portuguesa atraves das artes, corrected edition., Author: Jouet-pastre, Clemence.
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