Conversa Brasileira

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Orlando Kelm, University of Texas, Austin

Pub Date: 2013

ISBN 13: 978-1-9379630-5-7

Publisher: COERLL

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Reviewed by Emilia Barbosa, Lecturer, University of Kansas, on 8/22/2016.

This text is thematically organized and provides detailed model conversation on different daily subjects. Each section or conversation starts with a … read more

 

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Reviewed by Nicholas Tratz, Associate Professor, Umpqua Community College, on 8/22/2016.

The book covers a wide range of topics relevant to Portuguese learners at an intermediate to advanced level. Each topic includes at least two videos … read more

 

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Reviewed by Aura Thuresson, Foreign Language/Part-Time Faculty, Rogue Community College, on 8/22/2016.

The textbook is intended for intermediate and advanced level learners and is an excellent tool for up-to-date exposure to Brazilian Portuguese. It is … read more

 

Table of Contents

1. ANIMALS'1:'DOG'LOVERS'1
2. ANIMALS'2:'DOG'LOVERS'2
3. TRAVEL'1:'HANGING'OUT'AT'BREAKFAST'1
4. TRAVEL'2:'HANGING'OUT'AT'BREAKFAST'2
5. HOBBIES'I':'ANNE’S'ALMOST'4'MONTHS'OLD
6. HOBBIES'2:'COLLECTING'BRAZILIAN'MUSICAL'INSTRUMENTS
7. RELATIONSHIPS'1:'IT’S'THE'SAME'THING'ALL'OVER'AGAIN
8. RELATIONSHIPS'2:'ELOÍSA’S'THE'BLACK'SHEEP'OF'THE'FAMILY
9. FOOD'1:'KILL'ME'NOW,'OR'FEED'ME'SOMETHING'BRAZILIAN
10. FOOD'2:'BRAZILIAN'“CHURRASCO”'WITH'A'CAPITAL'BBQ
11. WORKING'OUT'1:'I'M'JUST'NOT'FEELING'IT
12. WORKING'OUT'2:'I'LOVE'GOING'TO'THE'GYM
13. WEDDING'1:'A'COISA'TAVA'CHIQUE!
14. WEDDING:'MIXING'IT'UP.'WHEN'BRAZILIANS'MARRY'AMERICANS
15. GRANDPARENTS'1:'HOPSCOTCH'AND'MARBLES'OR'POLLY'POCKET?
16. GRANDPARENTS'2:'WELL'GRANDMA,'THERE'IS AN'EASIER'WAY'TO'DO'IT
17. MOMS'IN'THE'PARK'1:'DON’T'CRY.'YOU’RE OK!
18. MOMS'IN'THE'PARK'2:'THEY'ARE'GETTING'ALONG'REALLY'WELL
19. SCHOOL'1:'I'HAVE'MY'VERY'OWN'LOCKER!
20. SCHOOL'2:'WHAT'ARE'YOU'DOING'ABOUT'THE'WHOLE'LUNCH'THING?
21. SHOPPING'1:'THEY’LL'LOVE'THIS'WITH'A'PASSION!
22. SHOPPING'2:'IT'LOOKS'LIKE'SPUN'GOLD,'DOESN’T'IT?
23. SHOPPING'3:'CAPRICHA'LÁ!
24. DIRECTIONS'1:'TÔ'PERDIDO'–'I’M'LOST
25. DIRECTIONS'2:'MOÇO,'DÁ'LICENÇA'–'I’M'LOST
26. TRAFFIC'1:'DON’T'BE'BLAMING'ME'ON'THIS
27. TRAFFIC'2:'I'HATE'THIS'TRAFFIC!
28. GOSSIP'1:'ÓI,'QUE'SAFADO!
29. GOSSIP'2:'VAI'SER'UMA'DUPLA'INTERESSANTE
30. SOCCER'1:'VOCÊ'FOI'MUITO'FOMINHA'HOJE!
31. SOCCER'2:'NINGUÉM'TIRA'O'TÍTULO'DA'GENTE
32. JAM'SESSION'1:'ACABOU'BATENDO'AQUI'NA'CABEÇA
33. JAM'SESSION'2: TEM'QUE'AGRADAR'TODO MUNDO,'NÉ?
34. STUDIO'1:'BEHIND'THE'SCENES,'ÓI,'QUE'SAFADO!
35. STUDIO'2:'BEHIND'THE'SCENES'–'EU'TAMBÉM'ACHO

About the Book

Conversa Brasileira is an online open access site that contains a series of 35 video scenarios in which Brazilians talk about their daily activities, everything from hobbies to shopping, and from traffic jams to soccer games. These materials are designed to help intermediate- and advanced-level learners of Portuguese to analyze the way that Brazilians really talk and improve in their own proficiency and fluency. This textbook provides a hardcopy of all of the online materials, including the dialog transcriptions, English translations, and lesson notes that link to the original website.

About the Contributors

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Orlando R. Kelm (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches courses in Portuguese and Spanish, focusing mainly on business language and the cultural aspects of international business communication. He also serves as the Associate Director of Business Language Education at the UT CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research). Prof. Kelm's research and publications center on the cultural aspects of international business and the pedagogical applications of innovative technologies in language learning. His most recent online materials development project is entitled Conversa Brasileira and his most recent book (coauthors: John N. Doggett and Haiping Tang) is entitled When We Are the Foreigners: What Chinese Think About Working With Americans.