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Brazilian Portuguese for students with advanced Ibero-Romance language skills (10 LP)

Qualification aims

Students master the four basic skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing in Brazilian Portuguese at level B1.1 CEFR.

1. Reading: Students can understand newspaper texts on current topics or topics relevant to the countries of the target language with the help of dictionaries and databases and can read uncomplicated non-fiction texts on topics in their area of interest. They can infer the meaning of individual unknown words from their context.

2. Listening: If speech is clear and slow, students can understand enough to deal with everyday situations. In an academic setting, they can understand the main points of a simple presentation on a familiar topic accompanied by visual or gestural cues.

3. Speaking: Students can report on a familiar topic using simple linguistic devices and communicate their opinions. They can participate in conversations by asking follow-up questions, making suggestions, and asking others to express their views. They can use their own notes to communicate the main messages of texts to others and answer questions about them.

4. Writing: Students can describe everyday situations using simple language, report on a familiar topic or experience, and write personal letters. Furthermore, they can write a short personal commentary on a news item using key words and phrases from the text they have read.

5. Strategies: Students learn to use complex cooperative strategies. They can infer unfamiliar words from context by analyzing word formation elements, and by drawing on other foreign languages. They can identify specific elements of communication and make cross-cultural comparisons. They expand their ability to correct their own texts.


Students work with different types of texts in Brazilian Portuguese to learn the elements of basic vocabulary and grammar, speaking skills, and listening comprehension for performing basic communicative functions. They read newspaper and magazine articles, news, messages, standard letters, stories and narratives, and simple non-fiction texts; they also listen to everyday conversations, short narratives, and simple academic presentations. They express themselves orally in everyday conversations and participate in discussions on familiar topics. They also learn to make and answer written inquiries as well as to compose resumés, descriptions of experiences, stories, reports and summaries, letters, and e-mails.


Teaching and learning methods: Sprachpraktische Übung 1 (SpÜ 1) + Sprachpraktische Übung 2 (SpÜ 2)

Module exam: written exam (90 minutes); this module is not evaluated differentially.

Offer: every study year (Übung 1 im Wintersemester, Übung 2 im Sommersemester)