“Utilized in our curriculum for nearly fourteen consecutive years, the text combines pertinent journalistic articles and poems that are relevant to our students’ lives while giving them a glimpse of Brazilian culture.”—Steven F. Butterman, University of Miami
Crônicas are “urban chronicles” of varied character—short writings about everyday life, personal commentaries, entertaining story-like pieces, even quasi-editorials. This delightful collection is designed to assist students in developing their reading, speaking, and writing skills in Portuguese as it is used in present-day Brazil.
Building on earlier editions’ proven track record in the classroom, this iteration of Crônicas Brasileiras has been updated with readings that much better illustrate the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as the first decades of the twenty-first. In addition to enhancing language proficiency, these lively vignettes help readers gain cultural knowledge and sharpen awareness of diverse Brazilian environments.
Annotations, reading comprehension questions, grammar exercises, guided composition, suggestions for discussion, and a vocabulary guide make this book a great fit for those who have mastered elementary Portuguese grammar. More advanced learners will find the crônicas valuable for their colloquial style, linguistic variety, and literary significance.
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