Jouët-Pastré, Clémence, and Patricia Isabel Sobral. Viajando através do alfabeto. A Reading and Writing Program for Intermediate to Advanced Portuguese. Focus, 2010.

  • Gláucia V. Silva University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth


The newest addition to intermediate/advanced Portuguese language textbooks by Focus Publishing is based on Moacyr Scliar’s Dicionário do viajante insólito, which is a compilation of crônicas related to travels. Taking these crônicas as a starting point, the authors of Viajando através do alfabeto have developed grammar, style, and writing exercises that provide students with opportunities to review what they have learned (in the case of grammar), to learn something new (likely in the case of style), and to combine these two skills in order to produce original texts.

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