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Portuguese for Speakers of Other Languages

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FEA-RP International Relations Committee and International Office offers the Portuguese for Speakers of Other Languages. The course is free and specially offered for incoming students (undergraduate and graduate students) that are enrolled in our exchange program in the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto and have already got their student visa.


The growing number of foreign students at USP reinforces the need for reception policies that underpin the internationalization process and facilitate the adaptation of exchange students. At the heart of the welcoming actions is the provision of language teaching / learning, which will enable the construction of identity in the receiving society. Thus, the objective of this course is to provide the learning of the basic level of Portuguese language for foreign exchange students on the campus of Ribeirão Preto, promoting intercultural awareness and fruitful living with the local community.


Themes related to concrete social situations Meet people: greet; ask and give personal information; say goodbye; talk about professions; communicate in the classroom Meetings: propose something; to invite; ask the time; develop leisure activities Eating and drinking: restaurant; Pub; Invitations; ask for something; thank Verbs: to be, to be, to be, to have, to have, to like, to want, immediate future Nouns: male / female Personal, possessive, demonstrative prepositions Preposition: in + article METHODS Conceiving the student as an active participant in the teaching / learning process , the joint construction of knowledge is through social and collective activities. It works with tasks and problematization of real situations that allow to experience the culture of the host country. Integrating activities, videos and other visual resources are used. Interactive practices in the context of immersion are encouraged. STUDENT ACTIVITIES Individual Activities: The student is motivated to assess their knowledge and participate in communicative situations that include them in the local community. Group Activities: Groups help to create relationships of help, fundamental in the process of adaptation to the new culture.


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