FLAS-Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships in Sao Paulo2019-02-06T13:52:48+00:00

FLAS-FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES FELLOWSHIPS IN SAO PAULO

The Portuguese Course is divided into 3 levels which will be described individually as such:

Basic
Intermediate
Advanced (120 hours)
Course 1: Survival Portuguese Phonetics + Applied Grammar, Basic Conversation + Field Trips – (140 hours) Course 1: General Portuguese – Applied Grammar, Conversation + Brazilian Culture, Field Trips – (140 hours) Advanced Portuguese and Applied Grammar with focus on the Brazilian Culture and writing
Course 2: General Portuguese Phonetics + Applied Grammar, Conversation + Brazilian Culture, Field Trips (140 hours) Course 2: Focus on Listening and Speaking – Applied Grammar + Brazilian Culture, Field Trips – (140 hours)
Basic
Course 1 Contact Hours Minimum Attendance
Survival Portuguese 140 hours 80%

Specific Purpose

Provide the opportunity to the student to communicate about the day-by-day events and accomplish minimum surviving needs.

Contents

* Study Regular and Irregular verbs of the indicative tense in the present and future tenses plus introduction to the past tense.
* Hours / Numbers / Alphabet
* Study Adjectives / Comparatives
* Plural structure
* The day-by-day vocabulary
* Phonetics

Material

* Audio visual
* Samples of audio/video
* Brazilia songs
* Books and handouts prepared by instructor to be specifically used in class.

Strategies

* Situation dialogues
* Linguistic games
* Music
* Role play

Course books: Novo Avenida Brasil 1, Muito Prazer, Falar.., Ler…, Escrever..
Novo Avenida Brasil: LIMA, Emma – Rohtrmann, Lutz – Ishihara, Tokiko – Lunes, Samira – Bergweiler, Cristián
Muito Prazer: FERNANDES, Glaucia Roberta Rocha – FERREIRA, Telma de Lurdes São Bento – Ramos, Vera Lúcia.
Falar…, Ler…, Escrever…: LIMA, Emma Eberlein O. F. – Lunes, Samira A.
Basic
Course 1 Contact Hours Minimum Attendance
General Portuguese: Applied Grammar, Conversation + Brazilian Culture, Field Trips 140 hours 80%

Specific Purpose

Provide the student the ability to start and maintain conversation, and meet some social needs

Contents

* Review of the regular and irregular verbs, indicative tense
* Study the imperative
* Study prepositions (uses and contrasts)
* Study direct and indirect speech
* Study subjunctive (present, imperfect and future)

Material

* Samples of stylistics books
* Grammar exercises for individual and pair work
* Printed exercises, charts, models
* Flash cards

Strategies

* Do the linguistic games and music to prepare the student to a hard grammatical point
* Read newspaper and magazine articles
* Organize students oral exhibitions
* Role play
* Podcasts

Intermediate
Course 2 Contact Hours Minimum Attendance
Focus on Listening and Speaking:  Applied Grammar + Brazilian Culture, Field Trips 140 hours 80%

Specific Purpose

Provide the student the ability to trustfully face several social demands and work situations as well as present the Brazilian Culture.

Contents

* Review of regular and irregular verbs
* Study subjunctive (present, past and future)
* Direct and indirect speech
* Review of prepositions
* Study active and passive voice
* Study relative pronouns

Material

* Samples of stylistic books
* Grammar exercises
* Printed exercises, charts, models
* Flash cards

Strategies

* Do the linguistic games and music to prepare the students to a hard grammatical point
* Read newspaper and magazine articles
* Organize students oral exhibitions
* Role play
* Production and understanding of texts (oral)
* Work on listening skills through movies, podcasts, Brazilian songs, TV ads, etc.., with focus on the Brazilian culture.

Course books: Avenida Brasil 2, Falar, Ler, Escrever, Gramática (Português como língua estrangeira), Bem-Vindo.
Novo Avenida Brasil: LIMA, Emma – Rohtrmann, Lutz – Ishihara, Tokiko – Lunes, Samira – Bergweiler, Cristián
Gramática de Português como língua estrangeira: Masip, Vicente
Bem-Vindo: de Ponce, Maria HARUMI – BURIM, Silvia Andrade – FLORIESSI, Susanna
Falar…, Ler…, Escrever…: LIMA, Emma Eberlein O. F. – Lunes, Samira A.
Advanced
Course 1 Contact Hours Minimum Attendance
Advanced Portuguese and Applied Grammar with focus on the Brazilian Culture and writing 120 hours 80%

Specific Purpose

Provide the student the ability to meet work requirements with adequate fluency and
the ability to communicate satisfactorily on different subjects as well as being able to
write texts with few errors. A thorough and detailed look into the Brazilian Culture

Contents

* Review of all verbal tenses of the subjunctive (simple and compound)
* Review of active and passive voice
* Study personal and impersonal infinitives
* Production and understanding of complex texts (oral and written)

Material

* Authentic texts from Brazilian newspapers and magazines
* Texts by Brazilian authors
* Samples of audio/video/ CDs

Strategies

* Watch Brazilian films and documentary and be able to argue
* Stimulate spontaneous conversations and debates
* Organize students’ oral exhibitions
* Expose students to complex texts and articles that give back an image of the
Brazilian culture
* Read newspaper and magazine articles in order to have students share their point of view and support their ideas
* Field trips to museums, art galleries, places with historical interests, farmer’s market, central market, landmarks, etc..

Course books: Avenida Brasil 3, Panorama Brasil, Gramática (Português como língua estrangeira)
Novo Avenida Brasil: Lima, Emma – Rohtrmann, Lutz – Ishihara, Tokiko – Lunes, Samira – Bergweiler, Cristián
Bem-Vindo Masip, Vicente
Panorama Brasil: LIMA, Emma Eberlein O. F. – Lunes, Samira A.

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Guilherme Romanholi

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Fanny Raffia – França

“Sempre fui muito cético com relação aos benefícios de um curso de inglês. Não que o estudo de uma língua estrangeira não fosse importante mas sempre achei que esse tipo de curso
nunca passasse do “verbo to be”, algumas palavras de vocabulário ou do “the book is on the table”.
Quando minhas filhas, à época com 10 e 13 anos, mostraram interesse em fazer um curso como esse fiquei bastante reticente. Procuramos a It´s cool e decidimos fazer uma experiência.
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