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Portuguese I

Learn Portuguese through a fast, interesting and practical approach. Learn how to ask questions, describe and talk about people, places, and things, express location of events and time, and talk about daily life. Learn both European and Brazilian Portuguese, and expand your area of interest with specifically designed workbooks for European or Brazilian Portuguese.

Required Textbook (Used for Portuguese I-V)
“Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language,” Second Edition
ISBN: 978-0-205-99849-4

The textbook is available to purchase here: pearson.com/store/p/ponto-de-encontro-portuguese-as-a-world-language/P100002571847/9780205998494

This course can be applied to the Portuguese Language Certificate.

Instructor

Torrey Lauer

Torrey Lauer

Torrey Lauer has traveled throughout Western Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica, but it was Madrid, Spain, that captivated him.  His short time studying abroad in Madrid further fueled his desire to learn more, which lead and culminated in an ... read more

Course Outline/Topics

Portuguese I covers the first three chapters in the textbook.

Lição 1:
Estruturas
Talking about people: Subject pronouns
Talking about academic life and daily occurrences: Present tense of regular -ar verbs
Specifying gender and number: Articles and nouns
Contractions of a, de, and em with articles
Expressing location and states of being: Present tense of estar
Asking and answering questions: Interrogative words
Mais um passo: Some regular -er and -ir verbs

Lição 2:
Estruturas
Describing people, places, and things: Adjectives
Identifying and describing; expressing origin, possession, location of events, and time: Present tense of ser
Expressing inherent qualities and changeable conditions: Ser and estar with adjectives
Expressing ownership: Possessive adjectives
Mais um passo: Some idiomatic expressions with estar

Lição 3:
Estruturas
Talking about daily life: Present tense of regular -er and -ir verbs
Expressing movement [or habits? conferir como ficou resolvido]: Present tense of ir
Expressing future action: Ir + infinitive [and other structures? conferir como ficou na versão definitiva]
Expressing age, possession, and obligation: Ter and ter que + infinitive
Talking about quantity: Numbers above 100
Mais um passo: Some uses of por and para

Prerequisites

None. This course is designed for those new to the Portuguese language.

Notes

This is a noncredit enrichment program. Progress and courses completed in UWM’s School of Continuing Education Languages program are marked by Continuing Education Units. CEUs are not transferable to college or university transcripts.

Date: 6 Thu, Sept 9-Oct 14

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Torrey Lauer

Fee: $189

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Osher Member $10 off

Osher members receive $10 off University Community Orchestra, University Community Band, and/or University Community Gospel Choir courses if they register on or before the start date of the course.

OSHER

Osher members receive 10% discount. Contact the the Languages Department at 414-227-3118 or languages@uwm.edu.

HPGM

Receive a 10% discount as a member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.

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Discounts Available

CEUs: 1.5

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7781-13918

Registration Deadline: Sept 9

Registration deadline has passed.
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