Portuguese

Yale-NUS offers various courses in the Portuguese Programe. These courses are taught via teleconference from Yale University and follow the Yale academic calendar. For specific questions about the courses, please contact the relevant faculty or Eduardo Lage-Otero.

Faculty

Courses

For a list of courses taught this coming semester, please visit the OurCORS website. For a complete list of Portuguese courses, see below.

YIL1201P Directed Language Study: Beginning Portuguese 1

Instructor(s): TBA

Pre-requisite(s): None

Beginning Portuguese 1 is designed to help students develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Portuguese as well as to expand their cultural competency. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in just one semester, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which will be developed and reinforced in subsequent modules.

The course will be conducted in Portuguese via teleconference from Yale.

Textbook:

Title Author Publisher ISBN
Bom dia, Brasil, 3rd Edition Rejane de Oliveira Slade, Marta Almeida, Elizabeth Jackson Yale University Press 978-0300116311
Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide John Whitlam Routledge 978-0415566445
Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook John Whitlam Routledge 978-1138646933

YIL1202P Directed Language Study: Beginning Portuguese 2

Instructor(s): TBA

Pre-requisite(s): YIL1201P Directed Language Study: Beginning Portuguese 1; or with permission of the Language Coordinator

Beginning Portuguese 2 is a continuation of Beginning Portuguese 1 and is designed to strengthen students’ basic abilities to read, write, understand, and speak Portuguese as well as to expand their cultural competency. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in just one semester, stress will be placed on the acquisition of foundational structures, which will be developed and reinforced in subsequent modules.

The course will be conducted in Portuguese via teleconference from Yale.

YIL2201P Directed Language Study: Intermediate Portuguese 1

Instructor(s): TBA

Pre-requisite(s): YIL1202P Directed Language Study: Beginning Portuguese 2; or with permission of the Language Coordinator

Intermediate Portuguese 1 is designed to increase students’ proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and overall comprehension of the language. This module is aimed at students who have completed the beginning sequence or have had significant experience with the language. It offers a combination of listening and speaking practice with a review of key concepts of Portuguese grammar via targeted reading and writing activities. This module continues to incorporate cultural elements through representative readings and films.

The course will be conducted in Portuguese via teleconference from Yale.

YIL2202P Directed Language Study: Intermediate Portuguese 2

Instructor(s): TBA

Pre-requisite(s): YIL2201P Intermediate Portuguese 1 or equivalent or with permission of the Language Coordinator. A placement exam may be required.

Intermediate Portuguese 2 is designed to increase students’ proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and overall comprehension of the language. This module is aimed at students who have completed the beginning sequence or have had significant experience with the language. It offers a combination of listening and speaking practice with a review of key concepts of Portuguese grammar via targeted reading and writing activities. This module continues to incorporate cultural elements through representative readings and films.

The course will be conducted in Portuguese via teleconference from Yale.


Textbooks

For course-specific textbooks, click on the course description above. For a complete list of course textbooks, please visit the textbook website.

Learning Goals

By completing the Portuguese language sequence, students will be able to:

  • Understand main ideas in a variety of conversational settings
  • Read complex texts, from different genres and of different lengths
  • Speak fluently and clearly in the target language