• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Portuguese
  • Areas of interest European Languages, International Relations, Translation Studies, Latin American Languages, Language Studies More...

This course builds on Introductory Portuguese II. It is designed to further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the Portuguese language at a more advanced level by reviewing and extending grammatical structures and vocabulary. Exposing students to authentic material (literary and non-literary texts, short movies, culture videos, etc.) in the target language will not only enhance students’ audio-visual, reading and writing skills, but also deepen intercultural knowledge and understanding of cultural practises and traditions in Portuguese speaking countries around the world.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of Portuguese grammar and lexicon.
  2. Demonstrate advanced communicative skills that allow them to engage in vivid discussions about a variety of more specialised topics in Portuguese.
  3. Analyse, extract, and use information from spoken and written Portuguese.
  4. Write brief, coherent texts and descriptions.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of cultural practices specific to Portuguese societies in the world.

Indicative Assessment

Six quizzes, 10 min each (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]
Three written assignments, 800 words each (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5]
Two oral pronunciation exercises, 10min each (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5]
Oral exam (recorded), 10 min (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]
Tutorial preparation and participation, (5%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact: communicative practise and learning in language tutorials.
b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing in preparation for the weekly language tutorials.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PORT1002 or have an equivalent level of language competency as demonstrated by a placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. Incompatible with PORT6503.

Prescribed Texts

Jouet-Pastre, CMC et al. 2013. Ponto de Encontro. Portuguese as a World Language. 2nd ed. Pearson Education Inc.

Assumed Knowledge


Areas of Interest

  • European Languages
  • International Relations
  • Translation Studies
  • Latin American Languages
  • Language Studies
  • Latin American Studies


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4311 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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