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A country of great natural splendor, Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking nation in the Americas. Unique in its customs and colors, Brazilian culture is united by its fresh and lively language, Brazilian Portuguese, which, over time, has evolved to encompass the country’s vast, heterogeneous soul. With a heavy focus on oral communication, beginner students can immerse themselves in the sounds and rhythms of Brazilian Portuguese by taking this introductory course. 

What You Will Learn:

  • The foundation of Brazilian Portuguese in the present tense and an introduction to some regular verbs in the past tense. 
  • Correct pronunciation and the use of basic, common phrases are emphasized. 
  • An introduction to the form, meaning, and use of Portuguese grammatical structures with communicative orientation.   
  • Cultural awareness about Brazil.


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Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course Fee: $320
Prerequisite: None
Contact: For more information about this course, please email the academic department at

Course Number: LIPO-40000
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)

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