PORT110

Elementary Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers

PORT 110 is offered for students who already have a heritage background in Portuguese or who have a native or excellent command of another Romance language and who wish to acquire a basic knowledge of Portuguese in an efficient time frame. Students who do not have the appropriate knowledge of a Romance language should register in PORT101. The course offers development of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and offers to meet special needs of beginning and advanced undergraduate as well as graduate students. The course also provides students with knowledge of the life and culture of the Portuguese-speaking countries, with emphasis on Brazil.

Upon successful completion of PORT 110, students will be able to sustain basic communication about everyday life situations in oral and written form, and will be prepared to study intermediate Portuguese.

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].)

Recommended text:
Alexandre da Prista, Essential Portuguese Grammar, Dover.

Prerequisite:
Heritage background in Portuguese or native/excellent command of another Romance language

Language of Instruction: Portuguese

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