Portuguese World Languages Department
 

Portuguese

At Southwestern College, we now offer a brand-new three level Portuguese program for students wishing to learn Portuguese or for students in our Portuguese community. This classes follow a sequence that builds language skills, scaffolding on what has been studied in previous semesters. The Portuguese program includes the following courses:

Beginning level:
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Portuguese 120
>Portuguese 130

Intermediate level:
>Portuguese 220

Students learn about Portuguese and Brazilian cultures, customs and values through communicative activities, films, music, Internet searches, presentations and group or paired activities in the classroom. Learning Portuguese will enable a person to pursue careers in teaching, interpreting, and translating, or work as a foreign service officer, research assistant, international business person, airline agent, immigration officer, customs official, television/radio or newspaper correspondent, business administrator, business manager, business owner, airline attendant, cruise ship officer, public relations specialist, or banking representative. Tudo bem?

O curso de português tem o objetivo de abrir novas portas e avenidas na sua vida. É um curso dinâmico, rico em experiências culturais, e também em estudo do Brasil como um país de contrastes. Não só o lado conhecido mundialmente do samba, capoeira, praias, e futebol é explorado, como também os problemas socio-econômicos que o povo brasileiro encontra no seu dia-a-dia. Esperamos que ao término do curso o aluno possa nao só falar o português com fluência, mas que também tenha uma formacao crítica da cultura e vida brasileira.