Program Details


1.Topic areas.
1.1. Personal introductions and descriptions.
1.2. Forms of address: differences between formal and informal modes.
1.3. The family and family relationships.
1.4. Housing: the house and its rooms.
1.5. Shopping and
Location:
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The aim of this subject, directed at students interested in learning Por-tuguese as a foreign or second language, is to develop the skills defined for levels A1 (Beginners) and A2 (Elementary) in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students should acquire vocabulary and a command of grammatical structures to enable them to interact effec-tively in different social contexts.


1.Topic areas.
1.1. Personal introductions and descriptions.
1.2. Forms of address: differences between formal and informal modes.
1.3. The family and family relationships.
1.4. Housing: the house and its rooms.
1.5. Shopping and leisure time.
1.6. Location of people and objects.
1.7. Health and hygiene.
1.8. Public services

2. Grammatical areas.
2.1. Portuguese spelling; letters and sounds.
2.2. Determiners and pronouns.
2.3. Nouns: declension in gender and number
2.4. Adjectives: declension in gender, number and degree.
2.5. Regular and irregular verbs: the indicative mood: present, imperfect pre-terite and perfect preterite; the imperative mood.
2.6. Expression of near future: ir + infinitivo.
2.7. Complex verb structures: estar a + infinitivo; costumar + infinitivo, ter que / de + infinitivo; dever + infinitivo.
2.8. Adverbs of time, place and manner.
2.9. Prepositions of time and place.

Learning results
• Be able to recognize common words and expressions relating to the family and to everyday situations.
• Be able to use polite expressions and appropriate forms of address.
• Be able to understand short, simple everyday texts, such as advertisements, pamphlets, menus and timetables.
• Be able to maintain a fluent conversation on subjects of interest to the student.
• Be able to tell short stories.
• Be able to write simple, cohesive texts on different topics.
• Develop communicative competence in Portuguese.
Setting Description:
The 80 contact hours correspond to 50 hours of theoretical-practical classes + 10 hours laboratory practice + 20 hours of complementary activities, such as the guided visits to the historical, the literary and the natural patrimony from the Azores, and the film session followed by a debate on its main arguments. The 160 hours total results from the sum of the 80 contact hours and the 85 hours of individual work contemplated, based on the average preparation time required by past students.
Cost:
Tuition: - 480,00€ or 680,00 $US
Tuition includes study material, vulcanology and biology seminars, field trips, lunches at the cafeteria from monday to friday.
Tuition in USA dollars subject to modification according with the currency conversions.
A discount rate, between 10% and 15%, will be applied to groups of 5 or more.

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