Portugais - niiveau moyen (intermediate)

lport1300  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Portugais - niiveau moyen (intermediate)
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
9 credits
90.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Lourenço de Abreu Maria Leonor (coordinator);
Main themes
The object of this course is to develop the student's communicative competence, and particularly spoken and writing production in standard Portuguese; to consolidate the vocabulary, the grammatical contents and the linguistic exhibitors of basic Portuguese and to extend them; to make students sensitise to the culture of Portuguese-speaking countries (Portugal and Brazil).
The subjects and the functional contents are related to four large fields:
  1. describing and comparing countries, cities, cultures and costumes giving personal judgements;
  2. expressing argued opinions on familiar topical issues of contemporary problems;
  3. telling stories of experiences;
  4. making hypotheses.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

  • Understand relatively long texts written in everyday language related to everyday life and current events; understand the description of events, feelings and wishes.
  • Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters (job, university, leisure, etc.), as well as the main points of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
  • ake part into a conversation on familiar subjects, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life without previous preparation.
  • Give a clear, detailed description of events and experiences; explain one's viewpoint on a topical issue.
  • Write personal letters describing experiences and impressions; write clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to one's field of interest.
At the end of the course: B1+ level of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (B2 level for reading comprehension).
The vocabulary and the grammatical structures are built-in, related to significant contexts and grouped according to functional contents. These contents are practiced with written and oral exercises (drills, role-plays, interviews, discussion in small groups, etc.).
The didactic materials are very heterogeneous: songs, plays, debates, articles, advertisements, comical sketches, films, etc.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The course is centered on the communication and uses a method halfway between the communicative and the notion-functional one.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Various marks make up the final assessment:
  • research work on a free topic (topic chosen by the student: 20-minute oral presentation + 3-page-written document): 25%
  • 2 written tests throughout the year: 35%
  • a written (20%) and oral (20%) exam at the end of the 2nd semester.
  • September:
  • a written (60%) and an oral (40%) exam
Other information
Training staff:
The teacher is available during reception hours and can be contacted by mail. A list of Web sites and other didactic materials to support the autonomous training are given during the course.
  • PASSAPORTE PARA PORTUGUÊS 2 - Nível B1 (livre+cahier+CD+Compreensão oral). Lisboa, LIDEL;
  • « Bescherelle » des verbes portugais et brésiliens.
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus
  • Grammaire de référence
  • Dictionnaire bilingue
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Information and Communication