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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6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sep 24, 2024 to Nov 26, 2024
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $279.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Complete Brazilian Portuguese 
Teach Yourself, 2016 edition
Authors: Sue Tyson-Ward and Ethel Pereira De Almeida Rowbotham
ISBN: 9781444198447

Available for purchase through UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

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 seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.


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