Portuguese 6: culture and literature

Course Dates: 03/05/22 - 05/07/22
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
This course is designed to give you an opportunity to practise and improve your advanced Portuguese language skills through the study of literary texts (both fiction and non-fiction) and discussions of cultural aspects of the Portuguese-speaking world.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00

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Course Code: LP591

Started Tue, eve, 03 May - 05 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Leitura e análise de obras literárias de autores contemporâneos lusófonos de Portugal, Brasil, Moçambique, Angola, São Tomé e Príncipe, Cabo Verde e Guiné-Bissau.

Reading and discussing the works of Contemporary Lusophone authors from Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé and Príncipe, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

These will include the study, through reading and discussion, of short stories and extracts from novels by Contemporary Lusophone authors.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

The learning outcomes will be negotiated at the beginning of the course:.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Stage 5 course – You will need to have advanced knowledge of Portuguese, particularly in reading and speaking skills. No formal qualification is necessary.

Please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page for further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Pair and group work. Discussion, text analysis, cultural aspects of the Lusophone World, vocabulary and some grammar focus will form the basis of our work in class. Students are expected to have read the assigned texts before the lessons.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The reading list (short stories and extracts from novels) will be specified on the first day of the course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Portuguese 5: cultura e literatura in term 3, or Portuguese 5: module 3. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Christina Baum

Christina Baum is a Brazilian-British Portuguese and English teacher (CELTA), literary translator and writer based in London. She has over 20 years’ experience in teaching and believes that effective learning means a fun experience. She teaches all levels of Portuguese and English. As a translator, she has translated several books into Portuguese, including Pulse by Julian Barnes, Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala and We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She has also translated from Portuguese into English for the BBC, Channel 4, The Guardian, the British Council and Instituto Moreira Salles. She has nine years’ experience in running literary festivals, across three continents (Flip, Palfest, London Literature Festival and São Paulo International Litfest). She holds a BA and MFA in Creative Writing (Birkbeck, University of London), and has just finished the first draft of her non-fiction book English and Me: A Life Translated.

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