Portuguese language textbooks
Caderno de Produção is an integral and interactive companion to Mapeando a Língua Portuguesa através das Artes, providing additional innovative exercises for each chapter of the textbook. Throughout each unit, all of which are in Portuguese, students will build their speaking, writing, and comprehension skills with exercises in vocabulary, grammar explanations and structures, additional readings, and videos featuring interviews and images from well-known artists of the Portuguese-speaking world, (the videos are available here at no charge). Course instructors: Request the Caderno de Produção workbook answer key here.
Cinema for Portuguese Conversation uses Brazilian, Portuguese, and Lusophone African cinema to enhance the study of Portuguese language and culture, including the sertão, urban violence, political transitions, women, and the mythological legend of Orpheus. Fourteen feature films are covered, drawn largely from modern Brazilian film. Examples from Cape Verde and Portugal are also included. An electronic (PDF only) instructor's manual for Cinema for Portuguese Conversation is available to qualified course instructors who have adopted the text for their course. To request a copy, click here.
Mapeando a Língua Portuguesa através das Artes is an exciting, comprehensive textbook for intermediate Portuguese courses. Mapeando features interviews, authentic texts, and works of art, all of which serve as springboards for students to express themselves in Portuguese through performance, debate, and communicative exercises. Each of the twelve units is structured around a particular art form, such as photography or literature, and includes three grammar lessons, three original texts, and integrated audio and video activities. A complementary website featuring streaming video and audio files is available here. Course instructors: Request the Mapeando a Língua Portuguesa através das Artes textbook answer key here (PDF only).
Making use of Dicionario do viajante insolito by Brazilian writer Moacyr Scliar as a point of departure, Viajando aims to help students develop reading comprehension and oral and written comprehension of Portuguese, filling a much needed void as a reader or complementary intermediate text.