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: Allan Oliveira



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: Allan Oliveira


Allan Oliveira

Allan Oliveira has had a long relationship with Brazilian culture studies. He is anthropologist and has made studies about Brazilian music, literature and history. Currently, he is doing a fieldwork about Brazilian musicians working in Boston area and he is the curator of an exhibition of Brazilian movies held by Digaí, a cultural space in Boston.