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Conversational Portuguese (Beginner)

Our beginner level Portuguese courses introduce participants to the basics of communicating in Portuguese in either personal or professional settings. Students will practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in class. They will also learn interesting facts on culture and customs, as well as tips on interacting with speakers from those cultures.

Portuguese Conversation Club (High Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced)

These 16-hour courses are designed for individuals who can already communicate at a high beginner, intermediate, or advanced level of proficiency in Portuguese. The teacher sets a relaxed and comfortable environment that encourages conversation and debate about a variety of topics that the students will choose. Through the various levels, the teacher will highlight a variety of cities and regions of Brazil, as well as the other Portuguese-speaking countries around the world. Students will discuss culture, customs, history, and current events.

Features
  • Small class sizes
  • Free Cyber Lab
  • Beginner through advanced levels
  • Courses cover speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Experienced and well-trained instructors


Benefits
  • Classes meet once or twice per week, depending on the level
  • Sessions start January, April, June, August, and October
  • Affordable tuition with discount programs and payment plans
  • Students will start improving their language skills on the first day!



Program Details


Program Structure

  1. Student must complete an oral evaluation for level placement.
  2. Courses 1A – 2B must be taken in order.


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Beginner

Low Beginner Portuguese 1A
Mid Beginner Portuguese 1B
Mid Beginner Portuguese 1C
High Beginner Portuguese 2A
High Beginner Portuguese 2B
High Beginner Portuguese Conversation Club A
High Beginner Portuguese Conversation Club B
High Beginner Portuguese Conversation Club C (Not available. Check back soon.)

Intermediate

Intermediate Portuguese Conversation Club A
Intermediate Portuguese Conversation Club B
Intermediate Portuguese Conversation Club C (Not available. Check back soon.)

Advanced

Advanced Portuguese Conversation Club A (Not available. Check back soon.)
Advanced Portuguese Conversation Club B (Not available. Check back soon.)
Advanced Portuguese Conversation Club C (Not available. Check back soon.)

Grading

Grades are based on a letter grade scale of A-F.

A = 100-90%
B = 89-80%
C = 79-70%
D = 69-60%
F = 59-0%

Grades are derived from attendance (25%) and tests (75%).

Course Material

Low Beginner 1A – 1C

Course materials are not included in the tuition. Valencia College will charge an additional $25 for the required textbook. The textbook will be distributed on the first day of class.

Please note that books must be purchased before the start of classes and are not included in the tuition. They are available at the West Campus Bookstore, which is located close to the Cafeteria, at the Osceola Campus Bookstore in Building 4, or at the Lake Nona Campus Bookstore in Room 135.

All of the information you need in order to buy books will be provided to you in your Registration Confirmation, including course title, book title, and store information. Please take this confirmation with you when you go to the bookstore so you know what books to buy.

Please make sure to have your books by the first day of class.

High Beginner 2A and 2B

Course materials are not included in the tuition. Valencia College will charge an additional $55 for the required textbook, which will be used for two courses. The textbook will be distributed on the first day of class.

Portuguese Conversation Club

There are no required textbooks for this course.

East Campus Bookstore
Building 5, Room 120
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825
Phone: 407-582-2237

West Campus Bookstore
Building 1-142A
1800 South Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811
Phone: 407-582-1471

Osceola Campus Bookstore
Building 4, Room 103
1800 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Phone: 407-582-4160

Lake Nona Campus Bookstore
Bldg 1, Room 135
12350 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32832
Phone: 407-582-7103

For hours of operation for both stores, visit valenciacollege.edu/bookstore.

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