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Portuguese


Rio de Janeiro

The Center for Language Studies is bringing back Portuguese in 2020! Introductory courses offer elementary communication in Brazilian Portuguese. Portuguese is the sixth most commonly spoken language in the world, with Brazil being the largest Portuguese-speaking country.

As Brazil’s economy has grown to the eighth largest in the world, its importance in business, economics, and politics makes knowledge of Portuguese a valuable career asset.

These courses will be offered via distance learning, taught by young, vibrant instructors, and will introduce students to language, culture, and the country of Brazil. Make the jump into a vibrant world of meaning, and come live passionately with us, the Brazilian way.

Format

The courses are designed for virtual immersion using small class sizes and a multi-media platform, focused on authentic materials that bring forth fundamental contexts of real-life communication. Students can expect to be involved in learning from 9 am - 3 pm, Central Time, Monday through Friday, with between 2 and 2.5 hours total time connected online. Instructors use a variety of platforms, independent exercises, peer interactions and personalized attention to emphasize social “togetherness” despite the online format.

Dates

PORT 100A Beginning Portuguese, June 14th - July 7th (session 1) 

PORT 107A Portuguese for Spanish Speakers, July 9th - July 31st (session 2) 

Courses

Instructors

Ligia Costa

Ligia Castro, Instructor for Portuguese.Ligia Costa is a language teacher native of Brazil with 10 years of experience, certified by Cambridge in the communicative method. She has taught in the United States and in Russia, and currently studies Linguistics at the University of São Paulo. She is an alumna of Beloit College, where, as an undergraduate, she successfully taught Portuguese to her peers in the Self-Instructional Language Option program for two years.

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