First-Year Portuguese I

Come study the 5th most spoken language in the world! PORT 101 is an 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 games; watching and talking about movies, short clips and music videos.

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

Required text:

  • Anna Klobucka et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language package (Ponto de Encontro text, Brazilian Activities Manual and audio CDs), 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2021 (Ponto de Encontro package includes: Ponto de Encontro textbook [Brazilian Portuguese] and MyPortugueseLab)

Prerequisite: None

Language of instruction: Portuguese

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of PORT 101 or PORT 110.