Learning Portuguese (Advanced A) - HISP5004

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2022 to 2023.


The module aims to develop students' language skills in Portuguese (listening, speaking, reading and writing) to an advanced level of ability and help them gain further insight into aspects of the culture and society of the Portuguese-speaking countries. They will consolidate their knowledge of tenses in the indicative and the subjunctive and learn to use more complex sentences and structures as well as idioms and expressions. They will be working with longer texts from a range of media, including lectures, TV news and current affair programmes and films, and short literary texts.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 30

Method of assessment

• Written Coursework (600 words) – 20 %
• Reading In-Course Test – (40 minutes) – 20 %
• Writing In-Course Test – (40 minutes) – 20 %
• Listening In-Course Test – (40 minutes) – 20%
• Oral In-Course Test (5 minutes) – 20 %

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List:

Bechara, E., 2003. Moderna gramática portuguesa. 37ª. Edição revisada e ampliada. RJ: Editora Lucerna.

Bosi, A., 1987. Cultura brasileira: temas e situações. São Paulo: Ed. Ática.

Lima, E. E. O. F. & Lunes, S. A., 2005. Português via Brasil: um curso avançado para estrangeiros. São Paulo: EPU. (Coursebook).

Masip, V., 2000. Gramática de português como língua estrangeira: fonologia, ortografia e morfossintaxe. Sa~o Paulo: Editora Pedago´gica e Universita´ria.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

8.1 Recognise and use a range of registers in Portuguese;
8.2 Demonstrate refined listening comprehension skills;
8.3 Demonstrate sophisticated linguistics skills by means of studying more complex grammatical structures and expanding their lexical in Portuguese through reading texts from a variety of genres and registers;
8.4 Analyse texts in Portuguese from a variety of genres in order acquire key structures;
8.5 Converse in Portuguese on a range of topics, including academic topics, at a low advanced level;
8.6 Demonstrate confident oral and written skills in Portuguese.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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