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Ora viva! - Portuguese crash course for beginners is intended for those newly arrived in the country who wish to get familiar with the language in practical, day-to-day situations, and in social interaction: from small talk at a party to ordering in a café, from discussing habits to making plans. The book includes a selection of texts on various topics of daily life in Portugal and encourages an intercultural approach to learning.
Ora viva! is an introduction to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment) level A1 for young adults and adults. The five thematic units of the book cater for diverse activities and the simulation of different communicative opportunities. You also find the solutions to the exercises, a glossary and the transcription of the audio files. All audio files are available at www.lidel/pt/en/download-contents
· Young and adult learners of Portuguese as a Foreign Language
Ana Margarida Abrantes
Studied German and English at the Universities of Aveiro, Essen and Innsbruck. She completed her Master`s Degree in cognitive linguistics in 2001 and received her Doctoral Degree in German language and literature from the Catholic University of Portugal in 2008. Between 2006 and 2009, she was visiting scholar at the Center for Semiotics of Aarhus University, and at the Department of Cognitive Science of Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, USA. In 2006, she joined the Research Center for Communication and Culture Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon, where she is currently Professor of Languages and Linguistics.
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