PRT219Y1-Y – Academic Portuguese

Course Description: Meets the needs of students who have had exposure to spoken Portuguese in an informal context (living in a Portuguese speaking country, or in a Portuguese speaking family) but little to no exposure to written Portuguese. The course reviews English/ Portuguese spelling differences; written and spoken registers of Portuguese, and basic aspects of the grammatical system. The course (1) provides students with the essential understanding of Portuguese grammatical system; (2) builds their vocabulary; and (3) trains them to express themselves formally in both spoken and written Portuguese.