Combining traditional and function-based grammar, the book sets out the complexities of Portuguese in short, readable sections. Provides authentic examples to illustrate grammar in context; focuses on Portuguese as used in Portugal and Africa.
A list of the 5000 most commonly used words in Portuguese. Taken from both Portuguese and Brazilian sources, both written and spoken, Provides detailed information including the English equivalent, a sample sentence, and an indication of register and dialect variation.
Examines the specific effects that schools have on the performance of immigrant students and linguistic minority groups. Especially in the European context this study fills a gap in examining the effects that schools have on these students' performance, taking into account school related factors such as resources and teachers, and the influence of other variables like mother tongue and socioeconomic status.