Portuguese 1

Course Overview:

In this introductory Portuguese 1 online course, students will become familiar with Portuguese sounds and words, be able to introduce themselves and others formally and informally, and talk and write about familiar topics and daily life. The instructors will foster and support students’ growing ability to identify practices, products, and perspectives of Portuguese speaking countries. The main grammatical focus of the course is the use of the present simple tense including regular, irregular, and stem-changing verbs; the past perfect; gender and number agreement; adjectives; pronouns; and adverbs.

The central themes of the course are identity, interests, family and community, daily life, food, exploring outside, and personal style. The student learning outcomes of this level are to be able to greet one another; introduce themselves; tell time; express likes and dislikes; ask and answer simple questions; understand and write short passages about familiar topics; describe their family and friends; name places, pastimes, and preferences; describe weather, seasons, clothing, and what people are doing; and plan a vacation.

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