Edition: 2010 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Description: Working Portuguese enables English speakers with no prior knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese to develop the basic communication skills and cultural knowledge needed to visit Brazil and to function in a work environment in which Portuguese is spoken. This language program presents not only all the situations and grammar normally covered in an elementary Portuguese textbook but also includes situations set in a business context in every lesson. Major Features: bull; Twenty-four lessons, the last four concluding with a special independent project in which the student applies the language to his or her area of professional interest bull; Clear objectives for acquiring language skills, grammar, and cultural understanding bull; Lessons cover the important basics normally covered in any beginning Portuguese textbook such as introductions and greetings, counting, making travel plans, taking public transportation, and asking for directions bull; Lessons cover business tasks such as negotiating a contract, presenting a new product, writing a business memo-all in Brazilian Portuguese bull; Lessons provide dialogues and vocabulary lists for reading and listening, grammar, cultural reading, and interactive homework bull; Portuguese-English and English-Portuguese glossaries offer additional help with vocabulary bull; Course can be combined with affordable online access to self-grading exercises (available through Quia.com, $24.95 per student for 9 months of access) Student's Book bull; Includes MP3 tracks of vocabulary, dialogues, and audio exercises on CD bull; Lessons are valuable to the classroom student as well as self-directed independent learners Teacher's Edition bull; Includes a CD-ROM with all MP3 tracks of vocabulary, dialogues, and audio exercises found on the student's disk bull; CD-ROM also provides quizzes and a midterm, materials for special activities, and approximately 300 supplementary PowerPoint slides for classroom presentation Online teaching features at Quia.com bull; Instructor-managed class activities and exercises bull; Monitoring of student progress bull; Customized grading options online bull; Students can complete exercises online, submit their answers electronically to their instructor, and receive automatic feedback bull; Teachers can also use Quia templates to build their own exercises or use exercises developed by other instructors to provide added help for students bull; Motivated self-directed learners can also access the self-grading online exercises at Quia.com (no instructor feedback will be provided) SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Student's Edition Textbook/MP3 CD (Mac and PC) bull; CD drive on a computer or conventional CD player with MP3 capability bull; MP3 player, such as iTunes, RealPlayer, or Windows Media Player bull; Speakers Teacher's Edition Textbook/CD-ROM Mac and PC bull; CD drive on a computer bull; MP3 player, such as iTunes, RealPlayer, or Windows Media Player bull; speakers bull; Adobe Acrobat Reader (available as a free download from http:///www.adobe.com) PC bull; Windows XP bull; Microsoft Office 2000 or higher with Service Pack 3 installed (Word and PowerPoint are needed to view and edit some files) bull; Or, to view the PowerPoints only, download Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003 or higher (free from http://www.microsoft.com) bull; Fonts for PowerPoints: Arial Unicode (included in all editions of Office 2000/XP/2003) Mac bull; Microsoft Word, version Office 2004 or higher bull; Microsoft PowerPoint, version Office 2004 or higher (Word and PowerPoint are needed to view and edit some files); or view the PowerPoints as PDFs bull; Fonts for PowerPoints: Arial (included in Office 2004 and higher) Interactive Exercises on Quia (Mac and PC) bull; Computer with Internet access, preferably a high-s