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 18 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. ONLINE VIA BLACKBOARD
PORTUGUESE 2 is only offered in Spring semesters. ONLINE VIA BLACKBOARD
PORTUGUESE 21 is a culture and history course taught in English. ONLINE VIA BLACKBOARD
FALL 2015 COURSE
PORTUGUESE 1 (5 units - ticket TBA)
Elementary Portuguese 1
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: ONLINE VIA BLACKBOARD.
IMPORTANT: "ONLINE" DOES NOT MEAN "ANYTIME".
There will be weekly web meetings with the Professor because you must SPEAK to practice the language!
Meetings are scheduled for the entire semester, based upon both students' and Professor's availably.
Language Lab Information:
Elementary level language courses have a co-requisite 16 hours of language lab (Portuguese 901)
Textbook Information: Saddleback College Bookstore has a bundled edition containing the printed textbook and the online access to MyPortugueseLab (online language lab).
The online access can be purchased separately, and includes a digital edition of the textbook.
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 TBA