Language and Culture
PORT 11: Intensive Portuguese
PORT I-II A 1-credit course that combines Portuguese 1 and Portuguese 2 in one term. Portuguese 11 is a fast-paced course that introduces students to the Portuguese language and the cultural and social aspects of Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries. Students will develop basic communicative skills through engaging activities that cover oral, listening, written, and reading practice. Standard grammar structures will be taught in tandem with idiomatic usage so that students will be ready to use the language in formal and informal situations. Intensive use of films, documentaries, popular music, online news media, and social media will accelerate the learning of the language and provide a fruitful avenue for understanding cultural issues and current events in Portuguese-speaking countries. By the end of this course, students will be able to communicate facts, ideas, habits, and feelings, using present, past, and future tenses. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to take Portuguese 3. PORT 11 is offered in Spring and Summer.