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Conversa Brasileira

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Orlando R. Kelm, University of Texas, Austin

Copyright Year: 2013

ISBN 13: 9781937963057

Publisher: COERLL

Language: English

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Reviewed by Emilia Barbosa, Lecturer, University of Kansas on 8/21/16

This text is thematically organized and provides detailed model conversation on different daily subjects. Each section or conversation starts with a brief explanation of the context or situation, a dialogue translated into English line-by-line and... read more

Reviewed by Nicholas Tratz, Associate Professor, Umpqua Community College on 8/21/16

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 with different combinations of speakers in each, depicting a variety of realistic scenarios and... read more

Reviewed by Aura Thuresson, Foreign Language/Part-Time Faculty, Rogue Community College on 8/21/16

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 organized around cultural use of language and communication. Each of its 35 chapters provides the... 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 Isan Easier Way To Do It
  • 17. Moms In The Park 1: Don’t Cry. You’reok!
  • 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 Todomundo, Né?
  • 34. Studio 1: Behind The Scenes, Ói, Que Safado!
  • 35. Studio 2: Behind The Scenes – Eu Também Acho

Ancillary Material

  • 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


    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.

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