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Accelerated First-Year Portuguese

Portuguese 1A-2A: By the end of the first-year sequence of the Portuguese language program, students will be able to engage in interactions with speakers of Portuguese for a variety of purposes and in a variety of contexts using socially and culturally appropriate forms for participating in conversations, establishing relationships with others, providing and obtaining information, expressing feelings and emotions, and expressing opinions. Students will be able to understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics and manifest growing awareness of the social and cultural influences shaping the production of oral and written texts in the Portuguese-speaking world. Students will be able to present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of academic topics. Recommended for students with at least 2 years of formal study of a Romance language Completion of Portuguese 2A fulfills the University's language requirement.

  • Accelerated First-Year Portuguese 1A - Fast-paced first half of the first-year sequence. Follows a proficiency-oriented approach, emphasizing speaking and oral comprehension. Students will learn the language as they contrast Brazilian culture with their own. Lab required. Offered in Autumn, Winter, Spring Quarters (Wiedemann).
    3-5 units
  • Accelerated First-Year Portuguese 2A - Continuation of 1A. Fast-paced second half of the first-year sequence; recommended for students with background in a Romance language. Emphasizes speaking and oral comprehension proficiency and promotes the beginning of development of reading and writing skills. Literary and journalistic readings, studying Brazilian popular music, and viewing of short documentaries, provide the basis for discussions on a variety of Brazilian cultural aspects and current events. Prerequisite: 1A or equivalent. Offered in Autumn, Winter, Spring Quarters (Wiedemann).
    3-5 units