As a student of Elementary Portuguese, you'll learn about the far-flung nations of the world that share in the language of Luis de Camões: from East Timor (just north of Australia), to the African nations of Mozambique and Angola, to the economic giant to our south, Brazil, and many points in between!
With emphasis on Brazilian Portuguese, you'll better understand the cultural importance of the Amazon as the world's largest rainforest, the social fabric of Brazilian Carnaval and its samba schools, and Brazil's elevation to center stage as host to the 2014 World Cup in soccer, the 2016 Olympics, and the home of the world's seventh largest economy.
Two semesters of Elementary Portuguese will take you well down the road toward intermediate proficiency, especially if you have prior knowledge of other Romance Languages such as Spanish or French.
Your classmates will likely be future business leaders, environmentalists, or teachers, and will be interested in foreign service, international development, and translation and interpretation. Romance Language majors in particular may choose Portuguese to broaden their exposure to the Romance language family. Our Portuguese students have gone on to exciting and rewarding undertakings, such as:
You may also want to study abroad in Brazil and Portugal, or consider living in the Romance Language House, where there are often other Portuguese speakers eager to use their growing skills.
The Truman German Business class acting out their new entrepreneurial motto: Spaß muss sein!
Join us on Friday April 17 (5:30-7:00 pm) for this special poetry event sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages. Professors and host poets José Carreño-Medina and Lídice Alemán will welcome three Latin American poets: Martin Mulligan (Nicaragua), Alessandra Molina (Cuba), and Eric Blandón (Nicaragua) for a poetry reading and round table. This […]