02552 - Portuguese Language

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student - knows the basic elements of the Portuguese language and culture - is able to understand written texts and simple oral speeches

Course contents

This is an annual course belonging to the second year of the three-year degree with compulsory attendance at 70% and a final assessment.

It will take place once a week, combined with the lettorato called Portuguese Language Exercises held by Prof. Rute Cadete Silva (rute.paulocadete@unibo.it) who has a compulsory 70% attendance, and will always be held once a week.

The final evaluation of this course will take place with a written and oral exam that will include both programs, that is, the Portuguese Language and the Exercises.

The initial study of the language will continue by developing the basic elements of the Portuguese language and culture.

Through written and oral practical exercises the grammatical structures to be studied will be the following:

- the Modo Indicativo of the verbs: Pretérito Perfeito Composto, Pretérito Mais-que-Perfeito Composto e Simples, Imperfeito, Condicional, Futuro;

- the Past participle regular, irregular and double;

- the perifrastic forms of the verbs;

- the Modo Imperativo affermative and negative; 

- the possessive pronouns;

- the indefinitive pronouns;

- the relative pronouns;

- the demonstrativos pronouns;

- the personal pronouns: sujeito, reflexivos e complemento objeto direto e indireto;

- the prepositions of time, place and movement;

- the comparatives and superlatives adjectives; 

- tão versus tanto;

- desde versus ;

- the diminutivi.

While the program of the Exercises part will allow the student to: 1 - learn to express yourself on the following specific topics:

- At the doctor (types, diseases, medicines, expressions);

- Nutrition (menus, ingredients, recipes);

- Leisure, hobbies and sports;

- Future personal fulfillment projects;

- Personal opinions of contentment, regret, critical comment;

- Travel, travel and holidays;

- The tertiary sector (types, characteristics, how to behave, how to buy and how to pay).

2 - Learn about Portuguese culture topics such as:

- music;

- gastronomy;

- history;

- literature;

- geography:

- craftsman.



Testi obbligatori per lo studio:

Ferreira, Anabela, De Portugal, em Português, ed. Clueb, Bologna, 2017, ISBN 978-88-491-5548-8

- Coimbra, Olga Matos e Leite, Isabel Coimbra, Gramática Ativa I, Lidel, Lisboa, ultima edizione.

- Mascarenhas, Lúcia, Cultura e História de Portugal Volume 1, Porto Editora, ultima ed.

- Queirós, Eça de, A cidade e as Serras, ed. adaptada de Ana Sousa Martins, Lidel, Lisboa, 2012

- piccolo dizionario bilingue (ad es.: Zanichelli)

- Dizionario monolingue (ad es.: Dicionário Porto Editora)


Bibliografia per approfondimento individuale:

- Coimbra, Olga Matos e Leite, Isabel Coimbra, Novo Português Sem Fronteiras 1, Lidel, Lisboa, ultima edizione.

- Canepàri, Luciano, Pronuncia portoghese per italiani, ed. Aracne, Roma, 2010

- Castanho, José Nicau, Portoghese - esercizi, A. Vallardi,Milano, 1999

- Cunha, Celso e Cintra, Luis F. Lindley, Breve Gramática do Português Contemporâneo, Edições Sá da Costa, 1985, Lisboa.

- Ferreira Anabela, Il Portogallo, tra terra e mare, Urogallo, 2017

- Lanciani Giulia e Tavani Giuseppe, Grammatica Portoghese, Edizioni Led, Milano, 1993

- Moreira, Augusto, Dicionário Técnico Ilustrado de máquinas e ferramentas, Alcochete, ed. Algibeira de Alfarroba, 2014

- Moutinho, Lurdes de Castro, Uma introdução ao estudo da fonética e fonologia do português, Colecção Plátano Universitária, Lisbona, 2000

- Scribedit, a cura di, Parole per viaggiare Portoghese e Brasiliano, Bologna, ed. Zanichelli, 2012

- Teyssier, Paul, História da Língua Portuguesa, Colecção Nova Universidade - Linguística, Edições Sá da Costa, 1982.

- Tocco, Valeria, Breve storia della letteratura portoghese, Carocci editore, Roma, 2011.

- Ventura, Helena e Caseiro, Manuela, Guia prático de verbos com preposições, ed. Lidel, Lisboa, 2011.

Inoltre, presso la Biblioteca Ruffilli di Forlì si trovano per consultazione le seguenti importanti pubblicazioni portoghesi di cui la biblioteca ne è abbonata:



- PALAVRAS (revista da APP)

Teaching methods

Lectures or in online or mixed mode due to the health emergency due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Various exercises in the classroom and at home.

Assessment methods

The assessment of learning takes place through a final written test of 90 minutes, and a subsequent oral exam lasting on average 15 minutes, both subject to prior registration in the online lists prepared by the secretariat.

The written test aims to ascertain the skills acquired in the context of the topics covered during the course, and will consist of a piece with 4/5 comprehension questions, several grammar completion exercises, multiple choice or transformation on the topics covered during the course and which are indicated in the program, and a composition theme of your choice with a minimum of 70 words.

The use of books, notebooks, notes, dictionaries and / or computer media is not permitted.

Evaluation grid for the written test:

30-28: in-depth knowledge of grammar, accuracy and clarity in the answers. The attribution of the praise presupposes, in addition to the previous requirements, a completeness in the answers, a clear and elegant presentation of the task, the original re-elaboration in completing the answers, and the personal contribution in the theme with the exceeding of the minimum number of words.

27-26: in-depth but less precise knowledge of the grammar contents, precision and clarity in the answers. Less elegant presentation of the task, and less reworking in the completion of the answers and in the personal contribution in the topic.

25-24: good knowledge of grammar, accuracy and clarity in the answers. The overall language is correct even if characterized by some inaccuracy, distraction and error.

23-21: sufficient knowledge of grammar and language not entirely correct. Presence of different errors in the answers, answers left blank, little bigger than the minimum required.

20-18: knowledge a little more than sufficient, even if sometimes incomplete, of the grammatical content with an incorrect and incongruent language. Presentation of the unsatisfactory task, little certainty in the answers, not very original and / or personal theme.

proof not passed: Serious gaps in the preparation related to grammatical content, with linguistic interference, typos, some parts left unfinished, theme with too many errors and confusing, incorrect and inadequate language.

The written test is evaluated through a judgment that must be positive by at least 18 points, to allow access to the oral exam. This aims to verify the acquisition of the linguistic knowledge of the oral expression foreseen by the course program, and consists in taking into consideration the written task and checking the errors committed, and a brief interview with the teacher in which he is asked for his personal presentation for to evaluate the personal property of language. This test is assigned 0 to 2 points.

The final grade, expressed in thirtieths, is calculated from the overall assessment of the written test and oral exam.

The results of the written exam are made public on the School's website, before the scheduled date for the oral exam, while the oral and final grades are communicated immediately at the end of the oral examination to the student.

Students have a week to review their task to accept or reject the vote once.

Students can take the oral exam in one of three appeals provided for each session, ie, June, September and February.

The oral exam will focus on one of the themes of Portuguese culture chosen and proposed by the student.

During the first and last lesson all the information on the exam will be given, as well as during the last lesson a simulation of the exam will be carried out, besides the publication of copies of exams passed on the teacher's page.

Teaching tools

Portuguese books

Portuguese grammars

Dictionaries in portoghese and italian

Cd rom


Film video/Youtube Channel

Pages online

Related sites

Moodle platform

Office hours

See the website of Anabela Cristina Costa Da Silva Ferreira