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PORT 304. Accelerated Portuguese: Language & Culture I. 3 Hours.

This course is an accelerated introductory course for students with a sound knowledge of Spanish, French, and other romance languages. The course is designed to introduce students to the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture. Students will reach an intermediate level (according to ACTFL guidelines); that is, develop the ability to communicate satisfactorily in Portuguese in everyday practical situations, acquire the skills to meet a number of practical writing needs, and understand the main ideas of texts such as newspaper articles, short stories, and other readings meant for wide audiences. Students will also learn about Brazilian culture through the use of language, readings, music, films, and other authentic materials.