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This course aims to provide you with a grounding in the basic grammatical structures of Portuguese in order to communicate at a basic level in essential social and survival situations in Portuguese speaking countries. Though the emphasis is on speaking you will also learn grammatical structures and sentence pattern, which will form the basis for further progression in Portuguese. You will learn to read basic messages, letters and texts, understand authentic dialogues and produce your own dialogues in group and/or pair work during the class.
This course will enable you to use a broader but still limited range of oral, aural and written language skills. Though the emphasis is on speaking you will also learn more grammatical structures and sentence pattern, which are essential for further progression in Portuguese. In class you will get ample opportunity to speak through pair-work and group exercises; listen to authentic audio/video tapes; read short texts and complete exercises which will enhance your vocabulary and your knowledge of grammar.
This course is aimed at students who have no knowledge of Portuguese. It focuses on speaking and understanding the language in practical contexts. Ideal if you want a taste of Portuguese!