This is a four-credit course for advanced Spanish speakers with a very good command of Spanish and Spanish grammar that provides a comprehensive approach to Portuguese. Comparisons between pronunciation patterns, grammatical forms and the vocabularies of the two languages will ultimately make possible the transfer of skills from Spanish into Portuguese. Emphasis will be given to readings, the writing of essays and classroom discussion. Grammar and usage will be taught at an accelerated pace so that, by the end of the semester, students will be able to master essential communicative skills in Portuguese. Students in this class should have completed SPAN-UA 110 “Advanced Grammar and Composition.” Heritage students should have command of grammar and know how to write in Spanish.
Prerequisite: native or near-native fluency in Spanish. 4 points. Accelerated introduction to spoken and written Portuguese.