This course is an introduction to the Portuguese language for students with little or no experience with the language. Students are taught a basic vocabulary to enable them to enjoy real-world conversations in Portuguese. Audio, as well as computer-based material is used to reinforce and expand language skills in the class. This beginning course in the Portuguese language sequence stresses the language as spoken in Brazil and Portugal. The course develops basic communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
This course is a continuation of Elementary Portuguese I, stressing the use of discussions in Portuguese, an ample study of grammar, and presentation of more in-depth vocabulary. This course continues the series of basic language classes, which emphasize the verbal elements used in the Portuguese speaking areas of the globe. Students will further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Portuguese.