Portuguese for Spanish Speakers 2

Portuguese for Spanish Speakers 2
Intensive course designed for students fluent in Spanish or another Romance language. Emphasizes development of reading and writing skills and understanding of Lusophone literary works and cultures.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 4.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPort 105.
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes

Converse about topics of general interest

Carry on conversations about an increasing range of topics of general interest and handle some oral situations in which a complication arises (resolving disagreements, traffic violations, etc.).

Understand spoken Portuguese

Understand oral conversations, announcements, and media reports about topics of general interest.

Read journalistic and literary texts

Read journalistic and literary texts on familiar topics and current events, including short stories and a full-length play.

Write short compositions

Write short compositions in a variety of genres (letters, skits, short stories, etc.).

Use language with increasing accuracy

Use Portuguese grammar and vocabulary with increasing accuracy and ability to differentiate from Spanish.

Discuss cultural themes and compare perspectives

Discuss some common themes from Portuguese-speaking cultures and the differences between the perspectives of these cultures and those of North American and Hispanic cultures.