AUSTIN, Texas—The Brazil Center of the Institute of Latin American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin is sponsoring four free Saturday Portuguese Workshops to promote the knowledge of the Portuguese language in the Austin community and at the University.
Each workshop will teach a different level of Portuguese and have a different focus. The workshops will be taught by Professor João Louren®o of the Spanish and Portuguese department. Each class has limited space, so anyone interested in attending should contact Michelle Zweede at the Brazil Center at (512) 232-2416 or “a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org“> email@example.com to sign up for a particular workshop.
Class dates and descriptions:
- Saturday (Feb. 5) — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a break for lunch) in Jester 207. This workshop is designed for people who speak Spanish on a native or near-native level and who are interested, for professional or personal reasons, in reading and translating documents from Portuguese.
- March 4 –9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a break for lunch) in a location to be announced. This workshop is designed for people who speak very little Portuguese and who would like to advance their knowledge of the language. The workshop will focus on sentence structure and basic grammar through videos and readings.
- April 8 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a break for lunch) at a location to be announced. This third workshop is designed for scholars who have some knowledge of Portuguese and Spanish and who need to improve their Portuguese for research or speaking purposes. The class will have a linguistic focus with a mixture of phonetics, grammar, and vocabulary.
- The fourth workshop will be held May 6 or April 29 at a location to be announced later. It is a business Portuguese workshop designed for people in the business community or university.
For more information, visit the Brazil Center’s Website at http://lanic.utexas.edu/ilas/brazctr.