Level 1 - Beginning Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

PGSE 3151-3152-3153

This course sequence focuses specifically on issues that arise when Spanish-speakers learn Portuguese. Because of the similarity between the two languages, typically Spanish speakers progress through Portuguese language classes at an astonishingly fast rate. In addition, with work on vocabulary and specific structures, they are able to communicate at a higher proficiency level in a shorter period of time. Students with some formal instruction in Portuguese may also place in this level depending on their proficiency. Based on previous Portuguese School summers, the majority of students completing this level achieved Intermediate High to Advanced Low levels in the final oral assessment.

The Portuguese School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5292
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Portuguese School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Laura Bachand, Coordinator