Brasilian Portuguese language (elementary) (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturers
Francesca Dalle Pezze, Maria Aparecida Fontes
Francesca Dalle Pezze
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
- - -
Language of instruction
II SEMESTRE dal Feb 27, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims to promote a first approach to the Portuguese language by studying the phonetic, morphological, syntactic and historical aspects of the Brazilian Portuguese language.


Lecture notes with theory and exercises related to the subjects covered during the course. Further bibliographic material will be provided to students during lessons.

MARCOS, Bagno, Gramática Pedagógica do Português Brasileiro, São Paulo, Parábola Editorial, 2011.
_____, Nada na língua é por acaso: por uma pedagogia da variação linguística, Parábola Editorial, São Paulo, 2007.
HOUAISS, Antônio et al. Dicionário Houaiss da línuga portuguesa. Lisboa: Temas e Debates, 2003.
LIMA, Emma Eberlein O. F. e LUNES, A. Samira. Falar, ler,escrever Português. Um curso para estrangeiros. São Paulo, E.P.U, 1999.
LIMA, Emma Eberlein O. F.(org). Avenida Brasil. V.1. Ed. EPU. São Paulo, 2008.
_____. Avenida Brasil. V.1 Caderno de Exercícios. Ed. EPU. São Paulo, 2008.
Netto Salomão, Sonia. A língua portuguesa nos seus percursos multiculturais. Roma: Nuova Cultura, 2012.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination (text comprehension and grammatical structures) and oral test (dialogue with the teacher and reading a text in Portuguese, with an analysis of its linguistic content and the autonomous formulation of short sentences in the language), in order to demonstrate the level of interaction and communication skills. The exam also consists of questions related to the historical introduction of Brazilian Portuguese, which took place during the lessons. In order to take the exam (written and oral) is required 80% minimum attendance of the course.