Portuguese V

Continue to learn Portuguese through a fast, interesting and practical approach. Learn the future tense, hypothesize about the present and the future, express reciprocity and actions, talk about results of actions and the recent past, and emphasize facts resulting from actions.

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
Includes 24-month access to Pearson MyLab with virtual textbook
ISBN 9780137353132
*A print copy of the textbook can be purchased separately, but is not required.

The textbook package is available to purchase here: www.pearson.com/en-us/subject-catalog/ (enter ISBN in Pearson search bar)

This course can be applied to the Portuguese Language Certificate.


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 V covers the last three lessons in the textbook.

Lição 13:
Planning the future: The future tense
Hypothesizing about the future: The future subjunctive
Hypothesizing about what might happen: The conditional
Expressing reciprocity: Reciprocal verbs and pronouns

Lição 14:
Talking about results of actions: The past participle
Emphasizing facts resulting from actions: The passive voice
Talking about the recent past: The present perfect
Talking about the past from a past perspective: The past perfect

Lição 15:
Expressing actions: Uses of the impersonal infinitive
Personalizing the expression of actions: The personal infinitive
Hypothesizing about the present and the future: Present and future if-clause sentences
Expressing subjective attitudes: Diminutives and augmentatives


Portuguese IV or equivalent experience.


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, Apr 24-May 29, 2025

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Torrey Lauer


$179 by Apr 10, 2025
$199 after Apr 10, 2025

Discounts Available

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Early Registration Discount Register by Thu, Apr 10, 2025 and receive $20 off.

ACTIVE Osher members receive 10% discount on Language courses. Contact the the Languages Department at languages@uwm.edu for any questions.


As an ACTIVE member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization (HPGM) receive a 10% discount on this language program.

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.


Discounts Available

CEUs: 1.5

Enrollment Limit: 24

Program Number: 7781-16254

Registration Deadline: Apr 23, 2025

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