Valeria BarraganTitle: Associate Faculty
Department: Foreign Languages
Division: Division of Liberal Arts
Você fala português?
Eu sou brasileira e moro na Califórnia há 15 anos.
Me formei pela Universidade Cal State Fullerton e leciono na Saddleback College desde 2008.
Portuguese is the 7th most spoken language in the world!
It has been proposed as one of the official languages of the United Nations, and its use is expanding due to business growth.
Brasil is the host of the World Soccer Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016.
In our courses you will learn this fascinating language and enjoy its culture.
PORTUGUESE 1 is only offered in Fall semesters.
PORTUGUESE 2 is only offered in Spring semesters.
While learning the language, we also discuss cultural and sociohistorical aspects of the Portuguese speaking world.
And yes, we will samba dance!
PORTUGUESE 21 is a culture and history course taught in English and it is only offered online.
It will be available again in the Spring of 2015.
FALL 2014 COURSES
PORTUGUESE 1 (5 units - ticket 19180)
Elementary Portuguese 2
Designed to develop the fundamentals of communicative competence in colloquial Portuguese.
The emphasis is on listening, comprehension and conversational skills.
Early reading and writing skills are introduced, as well as fundamental aspects of culture.
Class meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:15 pm
Language Lab Information:
Elementary level language courses have a co-requisite 16 hours of language lab (Portuguese 901)
Lab activities are done online via MyPortugueseLab, attendance to the on-campus lab is not required.
The lab for PORT 1 is PORT 901, ticket 19185.