Portuguese Language & Culture
Come learn Portuguese with us! Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language in the world and is the language of Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, and Cape Verde, among other countries. As an added plus, Portuguese is easy to learn for English speakers and students of Spanish and French. Learn the sounds of Carnaval, Bossa Nova, Samba, and Fado with us!
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Conversational Portuguese classes in Madison
Browse upcoming Portuguese classes in the Continuing Education Catalog online.
Portuguese language and culture 1: beginning: This course is appropriate for people of any age who wish to learn Portuguese as quickly as possible. Learn the language through an interactive and practical approach that incorporates cultural information on Brazil. We use various in-class activities to cover basic grammar in the context of daily situations in Brazilian culture. Instructor: Marcos Colon
Portuguese language and culture 2: ongoing: Continue learning Portuguese through a fast, interactive, and practical approach. Improve your listening and speaking skills with an increased emphasis on reading and writing. Practice conversing in Portuguese with a native speaker who incorporates cultural and historical information on Brazil. Use various in-class activities to study grammar in the context of daily situations in Brazilian culture. Instructor: Marcos Colon
Portuguese language and culture 3: intermediate: Continue to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese while enriching your knowledge of Brazilian and Portuguese cultures. Develop the ability to use basic words and expressions in everyday situations through an interactive and practical approach. Prerequisite: Portuguese 2, or consent of instructor. Instructor: Marcos Colon
If you aren't sure which level is right for you, please contact the languages program at email@example.com.
Textbooks for language classes are available for preview and purchase on campus in the University Book Store's lower level, in the outreach section. The University Book Store is located at 711 State St., Madison (at Lake St., on the Library Mall). See campus map.
Marcus Colon is a PhD candidate in Luso-Brazilian Literature in UW-Madison's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Born in Brazil to a Brazilian mother and Puerto Rican father, he experienced the rich dynamics of a multi-cultural home. In Brazil, he worked for the government at the Department of Communications in Rio de Janeiro; in addition, he directed the publication of a local newspaper which focused on all forms of cultural expression with emphasis on literature. He has over 8 years experience teaching Portuguese and Spanish in the public school system and at several universities in the greater Philadelphia area.
How to register
Call 608-262-2451, 7:00 am-4:00 pm, M-F. Specific program numbers and links to the mail-in registration form or to register online can be found in the continuing education catalog.
- Madison area registration questions: 608-262-2451.
- UW-Madison Continuing Studies languages program: firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-7389.
- Join the mailing list for Portuguese or other language programs.
- Review frequently asked questions about language programs.
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