Portuguese classes meet once per week for a 2-hour lesson. At each level, the program length is 8 weeks. We offer levels 1 to 6 and beyond.
HIGHLIGHTS: Experienced and qualified teachers, structured teaching, communicative approach, and measurable results.
TEXTBOOK: Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language, second edition (Pearson). The textbook is not included in the price.
While we use the prescribed textbook throughout the course, the lesson plans exhibit teacher’s experience and the adaptability skills in view of the classroom's changing needs. We believe that using a textbook yields the best results for beginner and intermediate students. Therefore, it’s advisable to buy the prescribed textbook(s). They also provide explanatory information that may be useful for a questioning adult student and for homework.
Fernandes, I. (Instructor)
Fernandes, I. , is a native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese. She has practiced law in Brazil before coming to this country. She has attended many educational institutions including Harvard University and Boston University in Massachusetts. Ms. Fernandes has extensive experience in academic tutoring. She has worked at Middlesex Community College in Academic Centers for Enrichment (ACE) supporting students in navigating course content and developing learning strategies and independency. Teaching her native language is her newfound passion.
Level 1 - Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Level 2 - Fridays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
[Other levels TBD]