PORT 102 - Intensive Portuguese 2 (4)

The second semester of a two-semester sequence in Intensive Portuguese, this course places increased emphasis on reading skills and writing competence. Using news sources, Brazilian music and film, short stories, and cultural readings, the course presents increasingly specialized vocabulary in context. Exams, compositions, and daily homework enhance student engagement with the readings. The conversation and audio components promote student comprehension of native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese and help students build fluency and confidence. The course includes a mandatory one-hour weekly group conversation class with a tutor for nine weeks of the semester outside of the class meeting time.