PGSE 3101

Beginning Portuguese

This course sequence is designed for students with no previous classroom instruction or functional ability in Portuguese, and little or no previous experience in another Romance Language. Students are exposed to intensive grammar instruction to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Most students completing this course sequence will be able to initiate, sustain, and close a conversation dealing with familiar or predictable topics, and will be able to write short narratives and read authentic texts based on specific reading strategies. They will notice a tremendous difference in terms of comprehension from week 1 to week 7, and by the end of the program they will create with the language to a certain degree, combining elements to communicate personal meaning and satisfy relatively simple social demands with confidence, often in a reactive mode. Students in this course will also be able to better understand the complexities of the target language culture. Based on data gathered during the previous Portuguese School summers, the majority of students completing this program achieved “Intermediate” sublevels in the final oral assessment.

Basic bibliography: Pastreau, C. et al. Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language. 2nd. Edition, Prentice Hall, 2012.

Set with Textbook, SAM, answer key, and Portuguese-English dictionary. SAM and answer key may be Brazilian Port. or European Port., depending on the variant student wants to emphasize.
Portuguese (LS)
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:


Summer 2017 Language Schools, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L17 Lecture (Pecorelli, Febraio Parma, Santos)

Summer 2016 Language Schools, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L16 Lecture (Dominique)

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L15 Lecture (Teixeira)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L14 Lecture (Oliveira)
PGSE3101B-L14 Lecture (Silveira)

Summer 2013, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L13 Lecture (Silveira)

Summer 2012, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L12 Lecture (Silveira)

Summer 2011, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L11 Lecture (Mariano)

Summer 2010, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L10 Lecture (Ladeira)

Summer 2009, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L09 Lecture (Ladeira)

Summer 2008, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L08 Lecture (Alvahydo)

Summer 2007, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L07 Lecture (Vasconcelos, Martin)

Summer 2006, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L06 Lecture (Cruz)

Summer 2005, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L05 Lecture (Cruz)

Summer 2004, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE3101A-L04 Lecture (Namorato, Santos)