Brazilian Portuguese: Beginner Level 2

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 courses emphasizes spoken production and interaction. This level is for students who have at least 10 hours of classroom time in Brazilian Portuguese within the last year, can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need in Brazilian Portuguese, and can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where they live and the people they know. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to identify common words concerning their immediate concrete surroundings, read very simple sentences, ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics, and write a short, simple note. Instructor: Piera Varin



Start Date

January 13, 2020









9 Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. Begins Jan. 13 No class Jan. 20 & Feb. 17

Please note, this course requires the additional purchase of a textbook: Living Language Brazilian Portuguese (ISBN: 978-0307972088). Please wait with the purchase after attending the first class. .

Instructors: Piéra Varin, Joao Copertino Pereira


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.

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).