Portuguese I

Flags presented puzzle-piece style of the Portuguese-speaking countries of the world.

Flags of the Portuguese-speaking countries of the world. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)


MIT Course Number

21G.801 / 21G.851

As Taught In

Fall 2011


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

Course Features

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the language and culture of the Portuguese-speaking world, with special attention to Brazilian Portuguese. This course focuses are on basic oral expression, listening comprehension, and elementary reading and writing. Students develop their vocabulary and understanding of grammatical concepts through active communication. This is a coordinated language lab program and is designed for students with no knowledge of Portuguese. Class is conducted entirely in Portuguese.

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Nilma Dominique. 21G.801 Portuguese I. Fall 2011. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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