Business Portuguese

Business Portuguese
For experienced speakers of the language being taught. Emphasizes business concepts; practice and case study including conversation, reading,and presenting, while enriching business vocabulary.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining BUS M 596R
Course Outcomes

Business Language and Culture Repertory

Navigate business situations in Portuguese speaking contexts by gaining a sound understanding of business culture in Brazil and of main historic, social and economic factors that shaped Brazilian business and economic landscape.

Core Portuguese Business Vocabulary

Be proficient in the use of the core Portuguese business vocabulary and deepen knowledge and expand one's business related language repertory through extensive reading and study of authentic business cases.

Describing Situations

Be able to adequately discuss major business problems and solutions presented in selected case studies describing situations faced-and solutions adopted-by key Brazilian companies.

Current Situation

Talk about the current situation of the companies/market segments focused in the cases, in intelligible and coherent Portuguese.

Business Planning

Address business matters concerning staffing, personnel, financial, marketing, and logistical issues in appropriate business Portuguese.