Explore the cultural richness of the Portuguese-speaking world with this beginning-level language class (A1.1). Master the basics of Portuguese with a proven communicative approach that combines conversation practice with your instructor with robust online resources to keep you learning between classes. This practical course will quickly have you talking about family, daily routines, preferences and food. The same textbook is used for Portuguese 1, 2 and 3.
Instructional videos and interactive online materials in the Canvas course platform introduce new grammar and vocabulary and teach pronunciation, listening and reading skills. Participants should budget 3-4 hours a week to work through the online asynchronous materials in preparation for the live online conversation groups. Participants practice speaking live with the instructor in small groups of 3-6 students in 30-minute weekly sessions. Groups will vary weekly, so participants should be available for the entire one-hour time slot. Online course materials are available one week before the first live conversation class and remain accessible for one month after the course ends.
Want to know more about learning a language online? Read Dr. Julie Dahl's blog post about our online course format.
Sections anticipated for spring 2023 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more detail):
Mondays, Feb. 6–May 1, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation session on March 13).
Mondays, Feb. 6–May 1, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation session on March 13).
Below are the major themes covered in each unit. In Portuguese 2 you will work through chapters 0-4 in the textbook, Nota 10.
- Introduce yourself
- Communicating in the classroom
- Classroom vocabulary
- Country and nationality vocabulary
- Greet people
- Introduce others
- Question words
- Present tense verbs (1)
- Definite articles
- City vocabulary
- Locate people, places, and things
- Exchange information about places
- Present tense verbs (2)
- Ser/estar (1)
- Prepositions of place
- Family vocabulary
- Talk about family and friends
- Describe people
- Express preferences
- Ser/estar (2)
- Adjective/noun agreement
- Possessive adjectives
- Daily routine vocabulary
- Talk about daily routines
- Ask and tell the time
- Exchange information about schedules
- Present tense verbs (3)
- Reflexive verbs
Earn Continuing Education Hours
By participating in this class you will earn:
|University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units||3.5|
The course runs Feb. 6–May 1, with 11 live conversation sessions Mondays, starting Feb. 13. Live conversation small groups are scheduled between 5:30–6:30 p.m. See summary for details. (No virtual conversation session on March 13).
Register through: February 05, 2023
All times shown in central time.
- Cancel before the class start date (the day materials are made available): receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.
- Cancel after the class start date (the day materials are made available) but before the second virtual conversation session: receive an 80% refund minus a $25 administrative fee.
- Cancel after the second virtual conversation session: no refund.