Portuguese Grammar 1

Course Code :1137FLWTTA
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2018-2019
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:60
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
continuous assessment
Lecturer(s)Gert Vercauteren
Tristan Van Hoeck

3. Course contents *

This subject deals with the most important morphological and syntactical structures of modern Portuguese. Special attention is paid to nouns, adjectives, adverbs, articles, pronouns and numbers. In addition, the syntax is also analyzed: conjugation of verbs in the present tense, the difference between the verbs ser and estar and the auxiliary verbs.

Furthermore, all the other tenses of the indicativo and the imperativo are studied. Special attention is paid to the difference between the pretérito perfeito simples and the pretérito imperfeito and the indicativo and the conjuntivo. Furthermore, the following aspects of Portuguese grammar will feature: direct and indirect speech, active and passive voice, prepositions, simple, complex, compound and negative sentences.

The theory is always combined with exercises. Eacht week the students have to prepare exercises which will be marked in class.