Paperback / softback
June 4, 2010
9781589016385
Portuguese
416
11.00 Inches (US)
8.50 Inches (US)
2.7 Pounds (US)
$74.95 USD, £51.75 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Working Portuguese for Beginners

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 higher
Mac: 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

About the Authors

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.

Review

"An outstanding addition to the growing field of Portuguese language pedagogy."—Modern Language Journal Reviews Office

Endorsement

"A Portuguese language and culture primer for those interested in Brazil for business and/or leisure purposes. Current dialogues, comprehensive bilingual explanations, and ease of handling facilitate self-directed learning. A good mix of language, culture, and business."—Maria Antonia Cowles (Ret.), director, Language and Culture Program, The Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, Wharton-SAS, University of Pennsylvania

"Working Portuguese is a long overdue book that will help learners to manage several different situations: from informal conversation among close friends, to social gatherings, to business meetings. Rich in exercises, its PowerPoint complement makes this book a tool for knowledge, reading, and excellent practice."—Regina Igel, University of Maryland

"Working Portuguese for Beginners offers . . . vocabulary, exercises, and grammatical concepts . . . in a Brazilian business context. With added ancillary materials, the text may well be suited for self-guided study . . . a welcome addition. "—Carmen Tesser, professor emerita, University of Georgia, and founding director, Portuguese School at Middlebury College

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