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Course Description

In this conversationally oriented course, learn grammar, reading, conversation, and useful phrases.

Course Details

This interactive course focuses on important everyday phrases in Portuguese. Students will be introduced to basic grammar such as verb conjugation in the present and future, adjective-noun agreement with gender and number, as well as the use of articles and prepositions. Emphasis will be given to building vocabulary on a thematic manner while also learning useful expressions. This course will provide a good understanding of the language and culture as students acquire and develop basic abilities in speaking, listening, reading and writing in Brazilian Portuguese.

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Introduce yourself and use greetings and farewells
  • Use classroom expressions
  • Ask useful questions and give answers
  • Describe people and activities
  • Talk about likes and dislikes
  • Use polite expressions
  • Ask and give directions
  • Use numbers in various situations (age, date, phone, money)
  • Talk about the weather
  • Read a menu and order food from a restaurant
  • Use useful expressions to go shopping for food and clothing
  • Make plans in the near future
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Type
Class
Days
M
Time
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 30, 2019 to Dec 16, 2019
Schedule and Location
Hours
20.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $265.00
Required Software
This course utilizes Desire2Learn (a web-based learning system) for supplementary resources. Information related to the use of D2L can be found at http://conted.ucalgary.ca/d2l/classroom.jsp.
Reading List / Textbook

Complete Brazilian Portuguese by Sue Tyson-Ward and Ethel Pereira De Almeida Rowbotham; Teach Yourself, 2016; ISBN: 9781444198447.

Available for purchase at U of C Bookstore. Visit www.calgarybookstore.ca or phone 403-220-5937.

 

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least ten calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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