Portuguese 5342 - Intensive Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

Dr. Ladeira

4:30 – 5:50 TT

Portuguese 5342 is the second part of a beginning intensive course of Portuguese for Graduate students proficient in Spanish. The course will include, in one semester, the materials taught in Portuguese 2301 and 2302 in addition to comparative approaches to Portuguese and Spanish relevant to Graduate students. The course will cover basic vocabulary, fundamentals of grammar and will provide an introduction to the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking countries around the world such as Brazil, Portugal, Cape-Verde, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau. Practice in speaking, reading and writing will be attained through communicative activities. Students will also engage in discussions of scholarly materials relevant to their particular field of interest. Presentation of audio-visual materials and subsequent debate constitute an important part of the course. The course includes the analysis of common and contrasting aspects of Portuguese and Spanish.

Supports the Portuguese minor for the Spanish MA and PhD programs.

Required books:

  • Klobucka, Anna et alii. Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as aWorld Language. Prentice Hall.
  • Simões, Antonio. Pois Não. UT-Austin Press