Portuguese

Portuguese is the latest European language to be added to the Modern European Language Department. The two majors, focus on teaching and translation and were created in 2014. Through partnerships with the Portuguese Embassy, Instituto Camões and in 2015 with the Brazilian Embassy, students are allowed to gain an extremely big insight to the both patterns of the Portuguese language literature and culture.

 

 

Why Learning Portuguese?

  1. According to OLP Portuguese is the 4th language most spoken in the world. Did you know that more than 240 million people speak Portuguese as their mother tongue?
     
  2. It is a native language in emerging economies like Brazil, Angola, and Mozambique so learning Portuguese may prove to be an excellent career option!
     
  3. Portugal is one of the best destinations in Europe. Lisbon was just considered one of the best tourist destinations in the world. In Portugal, there are lots to know about the real Portuguese lifestyle. So why not visiting Portugal?
     
  4. Have contact with the amazingly welcoming Portuguese and Brazilian culture and people.
     
  5. Increase your language skills and your ability to speak other languages by learning Portuguese. Did you know that the Portuguese language is one the richest Latin languages? Consider learning Portuguese as a way to enrich your language skills overall.
     
  6. Did you know that there are more than 5 million Portuguese people living outside Portugal? Studying Portuguese in South Africa may be a very nice chance to connect to our heritage.
     
  7. Many Portuguese students often start their Portuguese learning experience by having contact with relatives or friends from Portugal. From the moment they start learning more about Portuguese wines, cuisine or even music the language is always an obstacle. So why not turn it into a bridge to Portuguese culture instead?
     
  8. "Portugueses" and “brasileiros” are extremely welcoming, warm and authentic.
     
  9. Complement your studies. Portugal is the right place to do an international programme such as Erasmus. Brazil offers exchange programs for undergraduate and post graduate students (PEC-G and PEC-PG).
     
  10. 10. Improve your CV by adding a different language. The Portuguese language is spoken in countries where English is not widely used as Brazil, Angola and Mozambique, so learning it should be a very good option if you consider working in a Portuguese speaking country.

  With the geographical situation of South Africa and the two new neighbouring emerging economies (Mozambique and Angola) the demand for qualified people that can SPEAK, WRITE, READ and UNDERSTAND the Portuguese Language fluently has increased dramatically in the last two years. So, why not enrich your CV and perhaps have new job opportunities. 

 

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Curriculum

PTG 181 Portuguese for LLM students 181 
Academic organisation: Modern European Languages 
Contact time: 2 lpw, 2 dpw 
Period of presentation: Semester 1 
Language of tuition: Double medium: English-Portuguese Credits: 12 
Module content: 

*No previous knowledge of or experience in Portuguese is required. Only students who are registered for LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) will be admitted to this module which will involve an intensive introductory study of the Portuguese language aimed at acquiring basic reading, writing, speaking and understanding skills. 


PTG 101 Portuguese for beginners 101 
Academic organisation: Modern European Languages 
Contact time: 1 lpw, 4 dpw 
Period of presentation: Year 
Language of tuition: Double medium: English-Portuguese Credits: 24 
Module content: 

This module offers an intensive study of the Portuguese language focusing on the acquisition of basic communication skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. It also offers a brief introduction to Lusophone culture. This module complies with the requirements for level A set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”. 


PTG 113 Portuguese language and culture (1) 113 
Academic organisation: Modern European Languages 
Prerequisite: Grade 12 Portuguese 
Contact time: 2 lpw, 1 dpw 
Period of presentation: Semester 1 
Language of tuition: Portuguese Credits: 12 
Module content: 

This module involves a comprehensive review of Portuguese grammar, the development of reading, writing, speaking and understanding skills and the analysis and interpretation of texts. 

 

PTG 123 Portuguese language and culture (2) 123 
Academic organisation: Modern European Languages 
Prerequisite: PTG 113 
Contact time: 2 lpw, 1 dpw 
Period of presentation: Semester 2 
Language of tuition: Portuguese Credits: 12 
Module content: 

This module involves the continuation of the comprehensive review of Portuguese grammar begun in PTG 113 and further development of reading, writing, speaking and understanding skills as well as the analysis and interpretation of texts. This module offers an introduction to Portuguese literature from Portugal, Africa and Latin America. 

 

PTG 211 Portuguese: Intermediate (1) 211 
Academic organisation: Modern European Languages 
Prerequisite: PTG 113 or PTG 123 
Contact time: 1 lpw, 4 dpw 
Period of presentation: Semester 1 
Language of tuition: Portuguese Credits: 20 
Module content: 

This module further develops communicative skills with special emphasis on receptive activities, namely listening and reading. Careful attention will be given to critical aspects of Portuguese grammar. Short fictional and non-fictional texts are used for comprehension as well as for demonstrating cultural aspects of the Lusophone countries. This module complies with the requirements for level B1 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”. 

PTG 221 Portuguese: Intermediate (2) 221 
Academic organisation: Modern European Languages 
Prerequisite: PTG 211 
Contact time: 1 lpw, 4 dpw 
Period of presentation: Semester 2 
Language of tuition: Portuguese Credits: 20 
Module content: 

This module continues with the development of communicative skills in Portuguese. Special attention is given to the comprehension of written texts, spoken and audio-visual inputs .This module complies with the requirements for level B1.2 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”. 


PTG 311 Portuguese linguistics 311 
Academic organisation: Modern European Languages 
Prerequisite: PTG 221 
Contact time: 1 lpw, 4 dpw 
Period of presentation: Semester 1 
Language of tuition: Portuguese Credits: 30 
Module content: 

This module provides an introduction to Portuguese linguistics covering the language‟s sound system, morphology and syntax, Portuguese semantics and language variation. An in depth review of grammar is required. This module complies with the requirements for level B2 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”. 

 

PTG 321 Portuguese text analysis 321 
Academic organisation: Modern European Languages 
Prerequisite: PTG 311 
Contact time: 1 lpw, 4 dpw 
Period of presentation: Semester 2 
Language of tuition: Double medium: English-Portuguese Credits: 30 
Module content: 

A comprehensive review of Portuguese grammar is presented in order to increase language proficiency with special emphasis on productive activities such as speaking and writing. This module offers techniques and current methods of text analysis (which include translation and retroversion from and to Portuguese) as a foreign language acquisition and work instrument. This module complies with the requirements for level B2.1 set by the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

 

 

 

 

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