Brazilian Portuguese: Beginner Level 1

Portuguese, the native language of Brazil, is spoken by approximately 180 million people around the world, including one million in Massachusetts! This series of engaging classes emphasizes spoken production and interaction. This level is for students who have not studied Brazilian Portuguese before, or have less than 10 hours of classroom time within the last year. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to identify common words concerning themselves and their families, read basic vocabulary, ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need, and use simple phrases and sentences to describe familiar people and places. Instructor: Piera Varin



Start Date

January 15, 2020









9 Wednesdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan.15 Please note schedule differs from printed catalog!

Please note, this course requires the additional purchase of a textbook: Living Language Brazilian Portuguese (ISBN: 978-0307972088)

Instructors: Piéra Varin


Piéra Varin

Piéra has had a intense contact with different of dance and rhythms in Brazil, mainly in the Northeast, the cultural diversity throughout the country is her passion! She is artist and has been teaching multiple subjects for all ages in the last 12 years. Her degree is in Pedagogy.