POR 111 - Beginning Portuguese I
This course is open to students with no background in Portuguese. Native speakers or students with some working knowledge of Portuguese need to have instructor’s approval.
An introduction to the fundamentals of pronunciation, conversation, grammar, and written communication through the acquisition of basic Portuguese vocabulary. It also provides plenty of opportunities for students to begin getting acquainted with the diverse cultures of the Lusophone world focusing on Brazil. This is a highly interactive course framed within the communicative approach and guided by the American Council on the Teaching Foreign Languages Standards, “The 5Cs” (Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, Communities). Portuguese 111 is open only to students with little or no background in Portuguese.