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Mapeando a Língua Portuguesa através das Artes, Corrected Edition

Mapeando a Língua Portuguesa através das Artes, Corrected Edition

Intermediate to Advanced Portuguese via the Arts

Patricia Isabel Sobral and Clémence Jouët-Pastré

August 2015 - 276 pp. - Imprint: Focus

Format ISBN Price Qty
Paper 978-1-58510-762-9
$59.95
Examination 978-1-58510-762-9
$5.00

Quick Overview

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).

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Winner of the 2015 Brazilian International Press Award for outstanding contribution to the teaching of Portuguese Language in the United States of America from the American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese.


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.

Features:

  • Engaging, authentic works of art create an abundance of opportunities for students to speak in the target language
  • Inviting chapter-opening activities (Primeiros acordes) draw students into the genre explored in each unit via exercises intended to help students make personal connections with the material
  • Communicative and task-based exercises throughout the units guide students through a systematic review and expansion of Portuguese grammar

 

Instructor Resources:

Electronic answer keys (PDF only) for both the Mapeando a Língua Portuguesa através das Artes textbook and Caderno de Produção workbook are available to course instructors who have adopted the book(s) for their course. Course instructors: click here to request the PDF answer keys.

 

Reviews:

"Mapeando a Língua Portuguesa através das Artes has many fine qualities. Through its structure and content it helps make art, in all of its forms, more accessible and appealing to students at a time when many departments of world languages are struggling to find ways in their curriculum to attract students without sacrificing the study of literature and aesthetic expression in general. . . . [E]ach unit closely ties language acquisition to cultural content so that both skills and knowledge are furthered. The readings are short enough to keep students' active attention, but also long enough to provide meaningful engagement with the topic and with written expression in Portuguese. Physically, the book is appealing too. The dimensions make it very handy to carry and to use in the different classroom activities that each section provides. The icons for workbook, audio files, and video files are clear and easily interpreted. Exercises are numbered consecutively throughout the unit and include the unit number as well, a feature which helps to simplify syllabi and homework assignments. Also, the colored background to the readings help define them as such, setting them apart from the other textual material in the book and suggesting that they are themselves creative works of art. This is a very well conceived and executed textbook for second-year Portuguese courses. I would expect it to be much in demand.”
     —NECTFL Review

 

About the Authors:

Patricia Isabel Sobral is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University.

Clémence Jouët-Pastré is the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.

Patricia Isabel Sobral and Clémence Jouët-Pastré are co-authors of Viajando através do alfabeto: A Reading and Writing Program for Intermediate to Advanced Portuguese, also available from Focus.