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: Joao Copertino Pereira



Start Date

September 21, 2020









9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Sep. 21 No class Oct. 12

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you.
If you register the day before the class begins or after the first date, please contact for the link. 

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

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).