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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP7077617, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP1980, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PORTUGUESE-BRAZILIAN LANGUAGE
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian, Portuguese
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE

Teacher in charge SANDRA BAGNO L-LIN/09

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-LIN/09 Portuguese and Brazilian Language and Translation 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2013 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 BAGNO SANDRA (Presidente)
5 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BAGNO SANDRA (Presidente)

Prerequisites: A fair knowledge of the Italian language.
Target skills and knowledge: In accordance with the latest up-to-date Portuguese and Brazilian manuals, the student will learn to recognize the orthographic and phonetic peculiarities both of the European (ES) and the Brazilian Standard (BS) of the Portuguese Language. By following regularly the theoretical lessons (frontal module) and the language practice activities, the student will be able to acquire the corresponding skills at least at B1 level of the Common European Framework of Languages.
Examination methods: The final (and unique) mark will result from the weighted average between:

1. The marks (written and oral) of the partial tests to be sustained with Dr. Jorge Maximino, for the ES language practice activities and with Dr. Bianca Ferrini for the BS language practice activities;

2. The mark of the written and oral exam to be sustained with Professor Sandra Bagno.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be done according to the following criteria:

A. the student must pass the partial (written and oral) tests of the language practice activities of both Portuguese Standards, which are preparatory to the written exam with Prof. Bagno (see point B.). During the language practice activities with Dr. Maximino (ES) and with Dr. Ferrini (BS) tests will be carried out (continuous assessment). Their evaluations will affect the respective partial final marks. Only the students who give evidence of attending regularly the language practice activities of both Standards can access the tests in progress;

B. the student will have to pass the written exam with Professor Bagno, by which he/she will have to demonstrate to master the topics dealt with during the courses.
Course unit contents: The course programme - «The Portuguese language and its two Standards» - consists of two modules:

1.the study of phonemic and graphic systems of Portuguese in its two Standards. Foundations of morphology and syntax: the article; the noun; the adjective; the numerals; the pronoun; the preposition; the active conjugation of regular and some irregular verbs; basic notions of the syntax of modes and times. Reading and translation of texts taken from the bibliography of references as well as important magazines and newspapers.
2.introduction to the history of the Portuguese language and to the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking countries.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: In parallel to the lectures (Professor S. Bagno), planned for the first semester, there will be language practice activities, both in the first and in the second semester, held by Dr. J. Maximino (ES) and Dr. B. Ferrini (BS).
Students of Portuguese mother tongue must take the exam in its entirety, although not required to attend the language practice activities.
Additional notes about suggested reading: During the lessons accurate indications will be given about the availability of study materials and, if not present in the library, they will be provided through the Moodle e-learning platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Lanciani, Giulia; Tavani, Giuseppe, Grammatica portoghese. Milano: LED, 1993. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Lanciani, Giulia, Profilo di storia linguistica e letteraria del Portogallo dalle origini al Seicento. Roma: Bulzoni, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Netto Salomão, Sonia, A língua portuguesa nos seus percursos multiculturais. Roma: Nuova cultura, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Malaca Casteleiro, João, Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa Contemporânea da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa. Braga: Academia das Ciências de Lisboa - Editorial Verbo, 2001. Volumi I-II Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bechara, Evanildo, Moderna Gamática Portuguesa. Rio de Janeiro: Lucerna, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Lanciani, Giulia; De Souza Faria, Carla Valeria; Pippa, Salvador, Corso di brasiliano 1livelli A1-A2 del Quadro Comune Europeo di Riferimento per le Lingue. Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 2015. Volumi I-II Cerca nel catalogo
  • Houaiss, Antônio; Villar, Mauro de Salles; Franco, Francisco Manuel de Mello, Dicionario Houaiss da lingua portuguesa. Lisboa: Temas e Debates, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cardeira, Esperança, O Essencial sobra a História do Português. Lisboa: Caminho, 2006.
  • Alegre, Manuel, Quartiere Occidentale. Milano: Crocetti, 2015. A cura di Giulia Lanciani

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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