Wondering which class to start with?
- If you have little or no previous experience with Portuguese, PORT 101 (First-Year Portuguese) is the class you need.
- If you're a fluent speaker of Spanish or another Romance language, PORT 105 (Portuguese for Spanish Speakers 1) is designed especially for you. The course uses a new textbook, Perspectivas: Português para Falantes de Espanhol, with online video and audio materials and activities to practice vocabulary and grammar. (After completing the two-course sequence of PORT 105 and 205, most Spanish speakers can reach the Intermediate High level or better in Portuguese.)
- If you're a returned missionary from a Portuguese-speaking country or a native Portuguese speaker, you probably belong in PORT 321 (Third-Year Reading, Grammar, and Culture). However, if you're not a native speaker and you desire to beef up your language skills before taking 300-level classes -- for example, if you served only a part of your mission in a Portuguese-speaking country, or if you came up through PORT 101 through 202 -- PORT 206 (Intensive Portuguese Skills Development) is designed especially for you. The course is offered in a hybrid format: M/W/F face-to-face, T/Th online. Students enrolled in PORT 206 are also eligible to take the Portuguese Challenge Exam for up to 12 credits.
- If you're a heritage speaker of Portuguese, meaning that you grew up with it spoken at home but haven't formally studied it, you could start with either PORT 201 (Third-Semester Portuguese) or 206 (Intensive Portuguese Skills Development).
- If you're not a native speaker or a fluent returned missionary, you may also want to consider taking a conversation class, PORT 211R or 311R, to further develop your speaking skills.
PORT 202, 205, and 206 all fulfill the GE Languages of Learning requirement (as of Winter 2018).
When each course is offered
PORT 101: Every Fall Semester
PORT 102: Every Winter Semester
PORT 105: Two sections (one face-to-face and one online) in Fall and Winter; one face-to-face section in Summer
PORT 201: Every Fall Semester
PORT 202: Every Winter Semester
PORT 205: Every Fall, Winter, and Summer
PORT 206: Every Fall and Winter
Please see the individual tabs above for more information on each class.