More Information on Defense Language Institute Portuguese Courses
The Portuguese Headstart Course has been designed to impart a basic level of proficiency in Portuguese encompassing comprehension, speaking and minimum useful skills in reading and writing. Someone who completed the program successfully will be able to understand and express a range of daily need which include simple social demands, as well as certain service - oriented uses of the language.
Special emphasis has been placed on teaching useful phrases from coon - life situations, and the materials provide expressions and terms related to activities of special interest and importance to service personnel.
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This volume is a pedagogical text for students of the Defense Language Institute. Its lessons are designed to teach them to understand and speak Brazilian Portuguese. Each lesson is normally divided into the followiing sections:
-Introduction of New Language Features
-Reduction of the same into a closed repository
-Assignment of Study and Drill At Home Materials
-List of newly introduced vocabulary and idioms
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This is the second of the two volumes which comprise the Elementary Phase of the Portuguese Basic Course, developed at the Defense Language Institute for its intensive program employing the audiolingual approach.
The lessons contained herein obey the same guiding principles and overall design of the first volume. They are linguistically graded to teach the student to understand Brazilian Portuguese.
This also has a model for regular verb conjugations and a list of frequently used irregular verbs.... Read Full Description
With this volume, the student enters the Intermediate Phase of the course. Whereas the emphasis during the Elementary Phase was on correct pronunciation and intonation, it now broadens to include an examination of the structure of the language and the development of the skills or reading and writing.
The student's passive or reading vocabulary will increase rapidly during this phase because Portuguese and English have a common ancestor in Latin, a prime source of their lexical stock... Read Full Description
This is the fourth volume of the Brazilian Portuguese Basic Course. The ten lessons presented herein were developed along the same lines set forth in Volume III. We, therefore, refer you to the Preface of that volume for further clarification. Lessons include:
An Invitation to the Movies
Planning a Trip to Petropolis
At The bank
Aboard the SS "Brasil"
At the Customhouse
Planning a Tour of Rio
Hiring a Main
At the Dentist
At the Library
At the Open - Air Market
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This is the fifth volume of the structural phase of the intensive basic Course in Brazilian Portuguese, based on the audio - visual - lingual approach and developed at the Defense Language Institute.
The methods and procedures of Volume V apply. They are designed to convey to the American student those behavioral attitudes, cultural values, and languages skills which are deemed necessary for carrying out all normal functions of a future assignment in or concerned with Brazil. Lessons include:
At the Meat Market
On the Airplane
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This volume concludes the Intermediate Phase of the Basic Course. It introduced the student to hundreds of new words, idiomatic expressions, and grammatical features, and increased his ability to read and write. He has reached the stage, in fact, where his knowledge and skills have predisposed him to enter the broader study of communication in a second language within the context of a foreign culture.
With this in mind, the content of the lessons in this volume has been selected to provide the student extensively with information about Brazil and the Brazilian people. Grammar drills were de-emphasized and narr... Read Full Description
With this volume, the student entered the Advanced Phase. The main objectives are to:
- train him in the geography and history of Brazil
- offer him extensible practice in reading and writing, and
- enable him to apply his audio - lingual skills in a free treatment of the subject matter of this volume and in diverse situations of his own choosing.
Lessons consist of a grammar review topic with an exercise based on this topic, a narrative followed by a set of questions and a list of suggested topics for discussion, as well as a list of new vocabulary items.... Read Full Description
This is the last volume of the Portuguese Basic Course. Its main objectives are the same as those of Volume VII. The narratives provide reading material on the cultural and economic aspects of Brazil.
The general format of the lessons as follows that of Volume VII, and the material in each lesson should be, likewise distributed over the daily schedule. Topics include:
Cycles of Brazilian Economy
Architecture and Urban Development
Education and Health
Brazilian Literature I
Brazilian Literature II
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The Portuguse General course contains three text books that can be used to compliment the other courses included in the DLI material.
This material includes:
- Illustrated Material used for free conversation.
- Military Reader Lessons 1-20
- Military Terminology Word List... Read Full Description