Total course hours: 100 – in 5 weeks
Classes from Monday to Thursday - from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Bem-Vindo! A Língua Portuguesa no Mundo da Comunicação, 8th edition, São Paulo, SBS Publisher. Units 5 to 8.
Subjects: 1. The study of the Portuguese Language
2. Brazilian History and Culture
Objectives: At the end of this course, it is expected that the student will be able to understand more elaborated sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. He will also communicate on simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Even with some hesitation he will make assumptions and raise hypotheses. It is also expected that he will be able to write and understand simple texts, with a predominance of colloquial language.
→ According to the European Reference Grid for Foreign Languages: A2.
The study of the Portuguese Language
Brazilian History and Culture
As a reflex of each other, language and culture are closely linked. That’s why the language teaching cannot be separated from the lively contact with their people and the culture. The language teaching of our course is carried out in different cultural and social contexts, which provides a rich experience for the students to practice Portuguese in a very real and pleasant atmosphere.
Here are some of the topics studied:
About Brazil – famous Brazilian cities including features of the 5 region – their people, culture, popular myths and legends.
A guided visit to ‘Memorial da América Latina’, a monument to the cultural, political, economic and social development in Latin America , designed by Oscar Niemeyer. The cultural project was developed by the anthropologist Darcy Ribeiro . The memorial features a permanent collection of works of art , displayed along the terrace and indoors, and has a documentation center for folk art in Latin America.
A guided visit to ‘Museu do Ipiranga’, the Paulista Museum, part of the architectural complex of the Independence Park. It is the most important museum of the University of São Paulo and one of the most visited of the state capital . It accounts for a large collection of objects , furniture and works of art with historical value, especially those that have some relation to the independence of Brazil and the corresponding historical period. One of the best-known works of its collection is the picture of 1888 the artist Pedro Americo , "Independence or Death."
A Cooking Class – ‘mão na massa’ - students prepare a typical Brazilian dish and enjoy it with the typical ‘caipirinha’ and ‘guaraná’. Vocabulary improvement and lots of language practice. Reading texts by famous authors from Brazilian literature
A Brazilian typical dance class and a jewelry-making class are also part of the program.
Requirement for the registration: Written test and interview with the Pedagogical Coordinator.