The Department of Hispanic Studies offers classes in Portuguese, the seventh most spoken language in the world, and used in eight countries on four continents. Knowledge of Portuguese language and culture prepares students to function effectively in the global community. Our Portuguese classes are small, allowing for special attention to each student. In Portuguese 101 and 102, you will acquire the four basic skills for communication: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Portuguese 201 expands these skills, and introduces students to brief cultural readings. Portuguese 202 emphasizes language, culture, and human and physical geography. For students who wish to continue their study of Portuguese past 202, we also offer an occasional 300-level course on advanced conversation. Students wishing to study abroad may participate in our own summer study abroad program in Brazil. Portuguese fulfills the language requirement at the College of Charleston.

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Luci Moreira

Assistant Professor of Portuguese, Spanish & LACS - moreiral@cofc.edu

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