Working Portuguese for Beginners: , Student's Edition (Working Languages series)

Working Portuguese for Beginners: , Student's Edition (Working Languages series)

By: Marcelo Amorim (author), M. Lynne Gerber (author), Regina Santos (author), Monica Rector (author)Paperback

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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, $24.9 5 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; 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 (no instructor feedback will be provided). 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; for Macs: PowerPoint X or later (for PowerPoint files); An MP3 player, such as Windows Media Player or iTunes. For PCs, Adobe Acrobat or Reader 9 or later, or for Macs Adobe Acrobat or Reader 6.0 or later 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 is needed to play audio; Speakers or headphones to hear audio; Microphone to record answers or response.

About Author

Monica Rector is a professor of Portuguese in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Regina Santos is the assistant director of the Portuguese School at Middlebury College. Marcelo Amorim is a professor of Portuguese language and linguistics at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. M. Lynne Gerber is the executive director of the Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Indice Table of Contents Preface Introduction to Working Portuguese Introducao a lingua portuguesa Introduction to the Portuguese Language Unidade 1: Construindo relacoes no trabalho Unit 1: Building business relationships Licao 1: Familiarizando-se Licao 2: Identificando pessoas e lugares Licao 3: Descricoes e horas Licao 4: Os planos Unidade 2: No trabalho Unit 2: At WorkLicao 5: Na empresa Licao 6: Planejando a semana Licao 7: Rotina diaria Licao 8: Fazendo comparacoes e contrastes Unidade 3: Compromissos sociais e viagem Unit 3: Social Interaction and TripsLicao 9: Falando sobre o tempo (clima) e sobre viagens Licao 10: Fazendo reservas e lidando com dinheiro Licao 11: Fazendo reservas por telefone Licao 12: Como chegar ao seu destino Unidade 4: Reunioes Unit 4: MeetingsLicao 13: Tratando de negocios em um restaurante Licao 14: Planejando uma reuniao e aceitando um convite Licao 15: Escrevendo cartas formais e informais e marcando um encontro Licao 16: Coordenando uma reuniao de negocios Unidade 5: Desafios gerenciais Unit 5: Management ChallengesLicao 17: Vendendo sua ideia e negociando um acordo Licao 18: Avaliacoes de desempenho e de metas do departamento Licao 19: Tomando decisoes administrativas Licao 20: Discutindo o desempenho da companhia e de seus funcionarios Unidade 6: Usando Working Portuguese Unit 6: Making Working Portuguese work for youLicao 21: Iniciando o projeto e entregando o esquema do projeto Licao 22: Compartilhando o titulo e o resumo do projeto com seus colegas Licao 23: O vocabulario de seu projeto Licao 24: As Apresentacoes Appendix: Dialogues in English English to Portuguese Glossary Portuguese to English Glossary Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781589016385
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9781589016385
  • weight: 1225
  • ISBN10: 1589016386
  • language of text: Portuguese

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