Brazilian Portuguese: Beginner Level 1 *In-Person*

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: Joao Copertino Pereira



Start Date

September 20, 2021









8 Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 20 No class Oct. 11

This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Please note, this course requires the additional purchase of a textbook: Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil 3rd Edition by Viviane Gontijo (ISBN: 978-0415743969)

Instructors: Joao Copertino Pereira


Joao Copertino Pereira

I am a graduate student in Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard, I hold a BA in History (University of São Paulo), and a MA in Cultural Narratives (University of Sheffield, New University of Lisbon, and University Perpignan).