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Viajando através do alfabeto A Reading and Writing Program for Interm. Portuguese

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Description Making use of Dicionario do viajante insolito by Brazilian writer Moacyr Scliar as a point of departure, Viajando aims to help students develop reading comprehension and oral and written comprehension of Portuguese, filling a much needed void as a reader or complementary intermediate text. Features The book is divided into 26 units (one for each letter of the alphabet) each presents a story or cronica and 1) pre-reading exercises to encourage students to converse 2) post-reading activities to be done individually or in groups 3) grammar and vocabulary review. Students are also encouraged to write about their own travel experiences, and to reflect on Brazilian culture, as well as American. Market Intermediate (to advanced intermediate) Portuguese Language and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. Third year and above.

Author Biography

Patricia Sobral is Senior Lecturer at Brown University, Educated in Brazil and the United States, her teaching interests include intersection of the arts and its applications to second language acquisition, Brazilian literature of the 20th century, and contemporary Brazilian film. Dr. Sobral is undergraduate concentration advisor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, member of the Advisory Board of the Writing Fellows Program, and an active member of the Center for Language Studies. She leads workshops in Brazil for second language acquisition. Clemence Jouet-Pastre received her PhD from the University of Sao Paulo and has taught at Stanford, Princeton and the University de Campinas, Brazil. She is currently Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. Her research interests include Brazilian culture and cinema, computer assisted language learning, Portuguese linguistics and immigration studies.

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