First-Year Portuguese I

PORT 101 is a culture-oriented and interactive introduction to Portuguese language. The rich cultures of Brazil and Portugal are incorporated in all the materials used in class, providing students with an opportunity to immerse in authentic sociocultural situations. Students participate in communicative activities that will help them develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. These activities include role-play, group tasks; writing texts of practical nature, such as e-mails, tweets and short compositions; reading and talking about simple articles on topics of interest; playing trivia games; watching and talking about movies, short clips and music videos.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to sustain communication about everyday life situations, such as introductions, campus life, expressing personal interests and hobbies, asking for information, ordering food, etc.

Required text:
Clémence de Jouët-Pastré, Anna Klobucka, et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language package, 2nd Edition, Pearson Canada, 2013. (Ponto de Encontro package includes: Ponto de Encontro textbook [Brazilian Portuguese] and MyPortugueseLab [24 months access].)

Prerequisite: None

Note: Portuguese 101 is a 3-credit course for beginners, followed by Portuguese 102. If you are a heritage speaker, you will need permission to take PORT101.

Language of instruction: Portuguese

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