Are you interested in the Portuguese language and the culture of the countries where it is spoken? Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language in the world, with more than 230 million speakers worldwide. In addition to Portugal and Brazil, Portuguese is spoken in 7 other countries, and it shares some similarities with other Romance languages (Spanish, Italian and French), which facilitates their understanding and learning as well.
This is an online course designed for beginning students who are interested in acquiring basic communication skills in Portuguese for various reasons: tourism, business, educational purposes such as foreign language study and academic research, or simply to gain knowledge of the richness of Lusophone cultures.
During class sessions, students practice the pronunciation of basic vocabulary words and learn useful phrases and key sentence structures while acquiring cultural knowledge on a variety of topics like food, music, and literature. A wide range of online techniques and tools are used, but no books or exams are required. By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand common greetings and carry on basic exchanges in Portuguese related to simple everyday situations.