Portuguese I Ajuda
This page is for North Carolina's Durham Techical College Portuguese I class. (For class registration)
If you have stumbled across it due to an interest in Brazil/Portuguese, please poke around and add relevant links.
Sejam Bem Vindos, Estudantes de Português I
Anúncios (Announcements) Importantes
Surprizingly, we only have 4 class HOURS left (they took into account the day off for Thanksgiving in the number of hours and it's a 25 hour class). The last class day is to be only 1 hour. So, let's ...
1. As planned, have a 3 hour class the last Thursday of November (29th).
2. Then, let's meet up at 6:00 pm on Wed. Dec 6th (the last "official hour" of class) at Chamas Churrascaria in Brightleaf square. You all suggested this and I think it's a great idea!
You can find more details on the restaurant by looking at "Churrascarias (Steakhouses), Cafes, and Supermarcados Brasileiros" lower down on this page.
Chamas can be a bit pricy, but if you're not into beef (or if you're a vegetarian), you can just do a salad or appitizer. Let me know if finances are an issue and we'll figure something out. I'll call Chamas beforehand to get a big table and to request a waiter who will only speak to us in Portuguese-- should be interesting
3. Remember to do the "Se Eu Fosse Vocệ" handout I (it's online if you click on the date of Wed's class...November 15th lower on this page).Also, if you saw the movie, come to Chamas ready to answer the questions on "Se Eu Fosse Vocệ" Handout II from Nov. 28th.
Some of you asked if you were supposed to watch the movie. No. Some of you asked if you were to do the handout AFTER watching the movie. No.
The handout is a preliminary look at the movie we'll watch on the 29th in class, so that when we watch it, you have the gist of the movie already. It's fun!!
4. Check out the Brazilian movie playing in Cary. (info below)
Keep up with what's going on in class even when you miss. See the bottom of the Portuguese I page for the dates of our classes, explanations of what we did, links to handouts, etc. Turn in homework so it can be corrected and you can learn from your experiments with language.
It's also smart to read what we do in class each day so you're prepared for the coming Wednesday. You can look over the pages mentioned. Just reading the chapters we're working on should also help. (We're on chapters 1-3, soon moving to chapter 4).
Go to the section of this page "Informacao sobre a Lingua e a Cultura". Poke around. See if you can't find other helpful websites (if you do, email them to the instructor).
If you're single, start dating a Brazilian. The instructor has seen this first hand over the past 12 years of teaching and just found a fun website that mentions this as an incredible language tool.
Make Brazilian friends. Again, your instructor can help with this.
Several students have written to ask for help, for extra things they can do to improve their Portuguese. I would suggest that you consider joining some of the groups below or poking around the websites listed.
Listening to Brazilian music and watching Brazilian films can also help. (The instructor or other students can loan you some or you can check out the public library and bookstores' international sections). Visart has Brazilians films and Blockbuster occasionally does-call first.
For help with pronunciation, you might consider trading tutor time with an international student. Let your instructor you are interested in such a trade (half an hour of help in Portuguese for half an hour of English) and she can help set that up.
Also consider Rosetta Stone. It's expensive but very helpful.
Livros para ler aos seus filhos/bebes (especialmente para a Gaby)
1. Brazilian Books is great!!! I love this site for children's and for adult's books!!! Contact the guy by phone if you have any questions. He's quite a talker and is really helpful. There are quite a few baby books, many by Ziraldo that are simple and have lots of rhymes. If you ask for the books to be sent as they are available, they'll charge you the extra shipping. It may take awhile if you ask for them all to be sent at once, though because if one is in Brazil, it'll be a month or so. They're worth it though.
2. The Language Lizard website. The site sells dual language books in Portuguese, and also multiculturalism, through fun stories from around the world. You might consider contacting the site's advisor before you buy, explaining your family's situation languagewise and your child's interests. Be sure to buy through my link, ok?
3. World of Reading has a few books in Portuguese and if you go to its main page you can poke around and find DVD, VCR, softward and Audio stuff. I bought the one about Laurinha and it was odd because it seemed to be directly dictated by the child. Good nonetheless.
4. For just general ideas about teaching children to read, poke around on the Reading and Writing link.
“Casa de Areia”, A Brazilian film with Fernanda Montenegro- shown at Galaxi Cinema, Cary- (Independent)
770 Cary Towne Blvd., Cary, NC 27511
1:20pm, 4:15pm, 7:10pm, 9:30pm
A woman is taken along with her mother in 1910 to a far-away desert by her husband, and after his passing, is forced to spend the next 59 years of her life hopelessly trying to escape it.
Áurea arrives at a town in the dunes of State of Maranhão, Brazil, in 1910, having for female company only her mother Maria. She is pregnant and wants a way out of that arid place. But leaving is difficult and, somehow, she still hopes to find happiness there. The film follows these two lives for three generations, presenting Áurea's daughter and, later, her granddaughter.
Festas e Grupos
International Festival of Raleigh at Dorton Arena, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh.
Going to the Brazil portion will cover an excused absence.
Join a Portuguese-speaking Group that Meets in Raleigh
Here's the description...sounds great!
When: Thursday, November 2, 2006, 7:00 PM
Where: Third Place Coffee House (map give on the website) 1811 Glenwood Ave Raleigh , NC 27601 919-834-6566
Description: This will be the very first Meetup for The Raleigh Portuguese Language Meetup Group! We'll use the time to get to know each other, talk about being Portuguese Speakers, and discuss what we want out of our Meetups. If you miss this one, contact the website and find out what other dates are.
Informação sobre a Cultura e a Lingua
Fun site with suggestions from an interpreter of how to learn a language quickly.
Brazilian films in the Triangle
Brazilian films from the Triangle international film festival are on the following dates:
Wed Nov 8th - Warrior of Light at 7pm, Guilford College
Fri Nov 10th - Cidade Baixa at 7pm, UNC -Chapel Hill
Sun Nov 12 - Favela Rising at 7pm, Duke
(For home viewing, Visart has Brazilians films and Blockbuster occasionally does-call first.)
"Spreading Portuguese" Article in the New York Times
This article really deserves attention. It's about how speakers of Portuguese are demonstrating the importance of the Portuguese language. Positions of Brazilians "vs." Portuguese with respect to the language are particularly interesting.
Free Portuguese-English Dictionary
Brazilian Music of all Types
Put "Brasil" with an "s" as the genre search
Portuguese-English Learning Games
Play around with free stuff
Brazilian Culture Site
Some sterotypes, of course, but fun reading and informative nonetheless.
Brazilian sites on just about anything. Written in Portuguese.
Churrascarias (Steakhouses), Cafes, and Supermarcados Brasileiros
Brazas Brazilian Steakhouse in Briarcreek, Raleigh.
Brasas always plays Brazilian music and has live music some evenings. One jazz artist sings several songs in Portuguese, generally on Wednesday evenings. There are also Saturday night Brazilian parties. It's a more adult crowd than Talullas.
Talulla's Restaurant on W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.
Talullas offers Turkish Fusion food. It often has Brazilian parties that get started around 10:30 pm and are generally for a younger crowd. You might enjoy reading a quick review of the restaurant. Search for the name "Talulla's Restaurant" to read the review.
Chamas Brazilian Steakhouse in Brightleaf Square, Durham.
Rio Churrascaria in Raleigh (Strickland Rd) and Cary (Edinburgh Dr. South)
Delicious beef and everything Brazilian you could ever want. A bit pricy as are the other churrascarias.
Amelia Cafe in Brightleaf Square, Streets of Southpoint Mall, and University Square on Franklin Street
Wonderful pastries, cheese bread (pao de queijo), etc. The one on Franklin St. just opened. Double check to see if all locations are still opened before you go.
Caseiro Gourmet, Inc. on Hood Street in Durham.
More Brazilian products and baked goods than you could ever imagine. Frozen homemade goodies for giving Brazilian parties.
Informação sobre a Bandeira do Brasil/Mapa do Brasil
CapoeiraDever de casa para o dia 1 de novembro: Leia e responda ao email da professora
Capoeira Definition and History
Capoeira Video with Music
Capoeira Clip from National Public Radio
Força Unificada A Capoeira group in Carrboro
Capoeira 4 All A good resource for learning more about Capoeira.
Programa de Estudos (Syllabus) Portugues para Principiantes I
Professora: Dr. Christine Galbreath Jernigan
Horário: Quarta-feira 6:00-9:00 pm 10/4–12/6, 2006
Prédio/Sala: Corporate Education Center, 605
Portuguese I is designed for beginners. Speaking, listening, reading comprehension, writing, and cultural awareness will be developed through a communicative approach. Students will build a foundation of vocabulary and grammatical structures as tools of communication and not as an end in themselves. And…you’ll have fun!
Course work will include class participation, with the class as a whole, one-on-one with the instructor, and in small groups/pairs of your colleagues. Knowing students have busy lives outside the classroom, “homework” (dever de casa) is actually given as “assignments” (dever) that will include readings/practice on your own or in pairs/groups. “Final touches” (in the form of homework you need to do at home) may be required. This is mainly because email practice is a must. In general, however, work outside the class will be minimal. Assignment completion will be helpful, interesting, and mandatory.
This class will prepare you to confidently approach Brazilians living in the U.S. It should motivate you to travel to Brazil or live in Brazil, and help you communicate and fit in with Brazilians in that initial period of arrival. You’ll walk away from the course knowing how to greet/take leave, introduce others, make conversation about your profession and hobbies, make/understand telephone calls and emails. You’ll know things like Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation, vocabulary for light shopping, imperative survival questions and pleas, the days of the week, colors, many of the words for things that are relevant to you, important verbs and enough grammar to put your thoughts together and be understand. You can then move on from here into an intermediate Portuguese course (or on to Brazil, which sounds like even more fun!)
Requisitos do Curso:
All students will need
1. the textbook “Brasil: Lingua e Cultura” Third Corrected Edition ISBN 0-942566-34-3. It can be purchased at the Durham Tech bookstore.
2. an English-Portuguese/Portuguese-English dictionary (you may be able to get by using online dictionaries like http://www.freedict.com/onldict/por.html) for homework, but they won’t help you much in class.)
3. a large notebook containing the following: paper/pen to take notes (you’ll want everything on the whiteboard or OHP to make it into your notebook), handouts given that day, and notes and handouts from previous class periods.
4. to take 1 10-minute break per hour of this course. So feel free to bring a snack, etc.
Participation is key to success in this class and is defined as follows:
a. coming to class prepared with homework or review for tests/quizzes complete
b. volunteering information and opinions as well as answering questions asked
c. being an active pair or small group member,
Class Attendance: 80% of overall hours of the class
I understand many of you are business people and have to miss our class from time to time. For an excused absence (travel, work, etc), please do the following:
1. Let me know before the classtime when you will be absent.
2. Check the "Deveres" section of this page and do the work we did in class the day you missed. (If the work was from a ditto you missed, just be sure to get and then do the ditto for the next class period...you don't have to turn in the work the very next class)
3. Copy a classmates notes (again, you can get the notes the class after you missed and copy them during the week).
4. Check the "Deveres de Casa" section of this page and do the homework, if any. Again it's not due the very next class period, so if you're lost, you can ask a classmate the following class about anything that you're confused about.
Class Participation and Assignments=15%
Deveres(What we've done in class and homework.)
Dever no futuro Já pode fazer, se quiser. (You can do it now, if you want.)