Portuguese (PORT)

PORT 111 - First-Year Portuguese I Units: 4

This is a first course in Portuguese for those with no previous knowledge of the language. Student acquire basic speaking, reading, and writing skills, including the Portuguese alphabet and phonetic system, while learning about Portuguese and Brazilian cultures. Class activities include interactive exercises and role-playing. Principles of grammar and syntax are introduced as students become more comfortable with the spoken language.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

PORT 112 - First-Year Portuguese II Units: 4

For students with an elementary knowledge of Portuguese, this course reviews simple elements of grammar and introduces more advanced and complex grammatical and syntactical elements. Portuguese 112 is a continuation course to Portuguese 111. Students expand their language proficiency and knowledge of Portuguese and Brazilian cultures in a classroom setting that emphasizes communication skills.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: PORT 111 or instructors approval.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

PORT 211 - Second-Year Portuguese I Units: 3

This third course is an intermediate-level course for students familiar with basic structures of the Portuguese language. Portuguese 211 is a continuation course to Portuguese 112. Students synthesize more advanced and complex forms of Portuguese grammar. More detailed emphasis is given to oral communication, listening skills, written communication, and the reading of more complex texts. Special attention is paid to improving students' ability to understand spoken Portuguese and converse on a number of topics pertaining to different times and places. Through a variety of sources, students continue to become more familiar with the cultures of Portugal and Brazil.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: PORT 112 or instructors approval.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

PORT 212 - Second-Year Portuguese II Units: 3

This fourth course advances students toward high-intermediate fluency. Portuguese 212 is a continuation course to Portuguese 211. Through communicative activities and content-based materials, students improve their oral and written expression in areas such as proposing hypotheses, supporting opinions, and engaging in sustained dialogue. A systematic review of grammar is combined with literacy and cultural readings. Students continue to become familiar with Portuguese and Brazilian cultures.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: PORT 211