Rui Zink

Writer-in-Residence

 
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 Sunderland Language Center

Rui Zink is our Writer-in-Residence. He received his Ph.D. from the Universidade de Lisboa, where he currently teaches. Acclaimed Portuguese writer, he has published more than thirty books, including novels, short stories, cartoons, plays, children’s literature, and translations. Rui was also a regular guest on late-night TV show in Portugal. He enjoys drawing and has published several graphic Portuguese novels. Rui loves soccer, dancing, poetry, and theater. He will teach two modules of Portuguese Literature.

 

Courses

Course List: 

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PGSE3301 - Intermediate Portuguese III      

Students enrolling in this sequence will have completed at least three semesters of study in Portuguese and will typically have a proficiency level of “Intermediate-High” (and occasionally at least "Intermediate-Mid"), according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. Many times, students enrolled in this level have also participated in study abroad programs in countries where the target language is spoken, besides their traditional exposure to Portuguese at college. Students will engage in intensive language instruction to strengthen their knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures, as well as improve their mastery of the language while increasing vocabulary and functional communicative ability. Students completing this sequence will participate actively in in-depth conversations on topics of both personal and public interest, using and combining a variety of communicative devices to satisfy linguistic needs. They may also develop a discourse in a more professional level. By the end of the program, students tend to achieve a proficiency level of "Advanced-Low" or "Advanced-Mid". Depending on motivation, effort, and diligence, some students will progress to “Advanced-High” during this sequence.

Required Text: Cereja, William, Cochar, Thereza. 2010. Gramática Reflexiva. São Paulo: Editora Atual.

Summer 2017 Language Schools, Portuguese 7 week

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PGSE3399 - Cultural Studies 3.5      

This course sequence is intended for students who have had the equivalent to three to four semesters of formal instruction in Portuguese. In addition to the contact with language structures through intensive reading and to the exposure to different registers, students enrolled in this program will also develop their intercultural competence through courses divided into thematic-culture related units that are team-taught by faculty and experts from different areas of studies. These thematic units encompass several topics, such as literature of the Portuguese-speaking countries, providing students with different concepts and perspectives, as well as with the development of intercultural sensibility. These content courses may include components such as theoretical readings, critical discussions, debates, and writings, exposing students to cultural products and practices of the Lusophone world. This course sequence is only offered when we have students enrolled in 3398.

Bibliography for PGSE 3399/3400 will vary each year. Material will be provided by the instructors.

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Portuguese 7 week

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PGSE3400 - Cultural Studies 3.5      

This course sequence is intended for students who have had the equivalent to three to four semesters of formal instruction in Portuguese. In addition to the contact with language structures through intensive reading and to the exposure to different registers, students enrolled in this program will also develop their intercultural competence through courses divided into thematic-culture related units that are team-taught by faculty and experts from different areas of studies. These thematic units encompass several topics, such as literature of the Portuguese-speaking countries, providing students with different concepts and perspectives, as well as with the development of intercultural sensibility. These content courses may include components such as theoretical readings, critical discussions, debates, and writings, exposing students to cultural products and practices of the Lusophone world. This course sequence is only offered when we have students enrolled in 3398.

Bibliography for PGSE 3399/3400 will vary each year. Material will be provided by the instructors.

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Portuguese 7 week

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PGSE3402 - Cultural Studies IV      

This course sequence is intended for students who usually have had the equivalent to two years of formal instruction in Portuguese, and it is designed to expand the PSGE 3401 & PSGE 3402 courses. In addition to the contact with language structures through intensive reading and to the exposure to different registers, students enrolled in this program will also develop their intercultural competence through courses divided into thematic-culture related units that are team-taught by faculty and experts from different areas of studies. These thematic units encompass several topics, such as discourse analysis in Portuguese, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, and literature of the Portuguese-speaking countries, providing students with different concepts and perspectives, as well as with the development of intercultural sensibility. They will further develop their skills to defend opinion and use hypotheses in extended discourses, maintaining a high degree of linguistic accuracy. These content courses may include components such as theoretical readings, critical discussions, debates, and writings, exposing students to cultural products and practices of the Lusophone world.

Bibliography for PGSE 3402/03 will vary each year. Material will be provided by the instructors.

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Portuguese 7 week, Summer 2016 Language Schools, Portuguese 7 week

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PGSE3403 - Cultural Studies IV      

This course sequence is intended for students who usually have had the equivalent to two years of formal instruction in Portuguese, and it is designed to expand the PSGE 3401 & PSGE 3402 courses. In addition to the contact with language structures through intensive reading and to the exposure to different registers, students enrolled in this program will also develop their intercultural competence through courses divided into thematic-culture related units that are team-taught by faculty and experts from different areas of studies. These thematic units encompass several topics, such as discourse analysis in Portuguese, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, and literature of the Portuguese-speaking countries, providing students with different concepts and perspectives, as well as with the development of intercultural sensibility. They will further develop their skills to defend opinion and use hypotheses in extended discourses, maintaining a high degree of linguistic accuracy. These content courses may include components such as theoretical readings, critical discussions, debates, and writings, exposing students to cultural products and practices of the Lusophone world.

Bibliography for PGSE 3402/03 will vary each year. Material will be provided by the instructors.

Summer 2016 Language Schools, Portuguese 7 week

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The Portuguese School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
portugueseschool@middlebury.edu
P: 802.443.5292
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Portuguese School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Laura Bachand, Coordinator
lbachand@middlebury.edu