Working Portuguese for Beginners

Working Portuguese for Beginners

by Monica Rector, Marcelo Amorim, M. Lynne Gerber, Regina Santos
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1589016386

ISBN-13: 9781589016385

Pub. Date: 06/02/2010

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Working Portuguese for Beginners enables English speakers with no prior knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese to develop the basic communication skills and cultural knowledge needed to visit Brazil and to function in a work environment in which Portuguese is spoken. This language program presents not only all the situations and grammar normally covered in an

Overview

Working Portuguese for Beginners enables English speakers with no prior knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese to develop the basic communication skills and cultural knowledge needed to visit Brazil and to function in a work environment in which Portuguese is spoken. This language program presents not only all the situations and grammar normally covered in an elementary Portuguese textbook but also includes situations set in a business context in every lesson.

Major Features:• Twenty-four lessons, the last four concluding with a special independent project in which the student applies the language to his or her area of professional interest• Clear objectives for acquiring language skills, grammar, and cultural understanding• Lessons cover the important basics normally covered in any beginning Portuguese textbook such as introductions and greetings, counting, making travel plans, taking public transportation, and asking for directions• Lessons cover business tasks such as negotiating a contract, presenting a new product, writing a business memo—all in Brazilian Portuguese• Lessons provide dialogues and vocabulary lists for reading and listening, grammar, cultural reading, and interactive homework• Portuguese-English and English-Portuguese glossaries offer additional help with vocabulary• Course can be combined with affordable online access to self-grading exercises (available through Quia.com, $24.95 per student for 18 months of access)

Student’s Book• Includes MP3 tracks of vocabulary, dialogues, and audio exercises on CD• Lessons are valuable to the classroom student as well as self-directed independent learners

Teacher’s Edition• Includes a CD-ROM with all MP3 tracks of vocabulary, dialogues, and audio exercises found on the student’s disk• CD-ROM also provides quizzes and a midterm, materials for special activities, and approximately 300 supplementary PowerPoint slides for classroom presentation Online teaching features at Quia.com • Instructor-managed class activities and exercises • Monitoring of student progress • Customized grading options online • Students can complete exercises online, submit their answers electronically to their instructor, and receive automatic feedback • Teachers can also use Quia templates to build their own exercises or use exercises developed by other instructors to provide added help for students • Motivated self-directed learners can also access the self-grading online exercises at Quia.com (no instructor feedback will be provided)

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS System Requirements for Student's Edition Textbook Disk• Windows 2000 or later or Mac OS 10.2 or later• DVD-ROM drive on a computer or conventional DVD-ROM with MP3 player• Sound card and speakers or earphones for audio• An MP3 player, such as Windows Media Player or iTunes (available as a free download)System Requirements for Teacher's Edition Textbook DVD-ROM • Windows 2000 or later (including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7) or Mac OS 10.2 or later (including OS X 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6)• DVD-ROM drive• Sound card and either speakers or earphones (for MP3 files)• For PCs, Microsoft Word 2000 or later or for Macs, Microsoft Word X or later (for .doc files)• For PCs: PowerPoint 2000 or later (to edit PowerPoint PPT files) or to view PowerPoints only, PowerPoint Viewer 2003 or higher (available as a free download from www.microsoft.com); for Macs: PowerPoint X or later (for PowerPoint files)• An MP3 player, such as Windows Media Player or iTunes (available, respectively, as a free download from www.microsoft.com and www.itunes.com)• For PCs, Adobe Acrobat or Reader 9 or later, or for Macs Adobe Acrobat or Reader 6.0 or later (Adobe Reader is available as a free download from www.adobe.com)

System Requirements for the Online Exercises (Mac and PC)• Computer with Internet access, preferably a high-speed connection• Java-enabled browser: PC: Internet Explorer 6.x or higher, or Firefox 3.x or higherMac: Firefox 3.x or higher, or Safari 3.x or higher• The program QuickTime (available as a free download from http://www.quicktime.com) is needed to play audio• Speakers or headphones to hear audio• Microphone to record answers or responses

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589016385
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
06/02/2010
Series:
Working Languages Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Índice Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction to Working Portuguese

Introdução à língua portuguesa Introduction to the Portuguese Language

Unidade 1: Construindo relações no trabalho Unit 1: Building business relationships

Lição 1: Familiarizando-se

Lição 2: Identificando pessoas e lugares

Lição 3: Descrições e horas

Lição 4: Os planos

Unidade 2: No trabalho Unit 2: At WorkLição 5: Na empresa

Lição 6: Planejando a semana

Lição 7: Rotina diária

Lição 8: Fazendo comparações e contrastes

Unidade 3: Compromissos sociais e viagem Unit 3: Social Interaction and TripsLição 9: Falando sobre o tempo (clima) e sobre viagens

Lição 10: Fazendo reservas e lidando com dinheiro

Lição 11: Fazendo reservas por telefone

Lição 12: Como chegar ao seu destino

Unidade 4: Reuniões Unit 4: MeetingsLição 13: Tratando de negócios em um restaurante

Lição 14: Planejando uma reunião e aceitando um convite

Lição 15: Escrevendo cartas formais e informais e marcando um encontro

Lição 16: Coordenando uma reunião de negócios

Unidade 5: Desafios gerenciais Unit 5: Management ChallengesLição 17: Vendendo sua ideia e negociando um acordo

Lição 18: Avaliações de desempenho e de metas do departamento

Lição 19: Tomando decisões administrativas

Lição 20: Discutindo o desempenho da companhia e de seus funcionários

Unidade 6: Usando Working Portuguese Unit 6: Making Working Portuguese work for youLição 21: Iniciando o projeto e entregando o esquema do projeto

Lição 22: Compartilhando o título e o resumo do projeto com seus colegas

Lição 23: O vocabulário de seu projeto

Lição 24: As Apresentações

Appendix: Dialogues in English

English to Portuguese Glossary

Portuguese to English Glossary

Index

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