LVB – Portuguese


The objective of the fifth-year Portuguese method conference is to prepare students for the professional world and to enable them to be operational in their specific field of specialization. The content of the classes, therefore, depends on the students’ specialization. By exploring various topics related to the students’ area of specialization, these interactive lectures aim to reinforce students' "professional" language skills, in particular, oral skills: help them develop the ability to speak spontaneously, to conduct a brief presentation on a specific question or key issues, to exploit data correctly (graphs, tables, etc.) by using the appropriate vocabulary; help them to practice for job interviews (simulation/role-playing), etc. The class will also help students to develop and reinforce their writing skills (comprehension/writing), for example by studying authentic documents related to their field of specialization and by writing CVs and cover letters.

Recommended Prerequisite(s)

A good command of basic linguistic tools and knowledge of the Lusophone world (acquired, in particular, in previous years) in order to understand the "Portuguese-speaking" point of view on issues and problems related to the students’ area of specialization.

Form of assessment

Number of ECTS credits :  2 ; except for the following masters :

› Public Affairs and Representation of Interests : 3 ECTS

› International Politics : 3 ECTS


  • Sites internet de la presse lusophone : Diário de Notícias, Público, O Globo, Folha de São Paulo, etc.
  • Anido Freire N., Cartas, correspondance en portugais, éditions Ellipses, 2008.
  • Moura M., O que é que os portugueses têm na cabeça ?, editora A esfera dos livros, Lisbonne, 2014.
  • Teyssier P., Manuel de langue portugaise, éditions Klinsieck.

Educational formula

The Portuguese method conferences are both content classes that focus on topics related to Lusophone countries and classes based on the active participation of students. The topics studied are presented orally in various forms: short presentations, debates, press reviews, detailed presentations of an issue, role-playing, presentation of projects conducted in small groups etc. In class, the emphasis is on oral expression but the aim, this semester, is also to develop and reinforce students’ writing skills, and in particular, through preparation—individually and/or in groups—prior to the class (writing CVs or cover letters for example).

In brief

Year Fifth year

Teaching languagePortuguese

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 2.0

Teaching activityMethod seminar

ValidationFinal oral examination

Mandatory teaching



Educational manager :
Zimmermann Patrick [+]