Valeria BarraganTitle: Associate Faculty
Department: Foreign Languages
Division: Division of Liberal Arts
Organization: Saddleback College
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 was the host of the Soccer World Cup in 2014 and will also host 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.
SPRING 2015 COURSES
PORTUGUESE 2 (5 units - ticket 12760)
Elementary Portuguese 2
Designed to further the fundamentals of communicative competence in daily spoken Portuguese. Although the focus remains on listening comprehension and speaking, reading and writing skills will be expanded. This course continues the familiarization with customs and cultural achievements begun in the previous semester (Port 1).
Pre-requisite: Portuguese 1 or two years of high school Portuguese.
Students with previous knowledge of Portuguese may take a placement test.
Please contact the Instructor via e-mail.
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 902)
Lab activities are done online via MyPortugueseLab, attendance to the on-campus lab is not required.
The lab for PORT 2 is PORT 902, ticket 12765.
PORTUGUESE 21 (3 units - ticket 12770)
Introduction to Portuguese and Brazilian Culture
A lecture and discussion course covering a variety of aspects of Portuguese and Brazilian culture: geography, history, literature, art, music, philosophy, and customs. Conducted in English.
No prior study of Portuguese language or Portuguese and/or Brazilian culture required.
Pre-requisite: None. College level reading ability recommended.
Class meetings: Online via Blackboard