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Coursework in Portuguese

The University of Rhode Island currently offers four courses in Portuguese:

  • POR101: Beginning Portuguese 1 (Fall Semesters ONLY)
  • POR102: Beginning Portuguese 2 (Spring Semesters ONLY)
  • POR103: Intermediate Portuguese 1 (Fall Semesters ONLY)
  • POR104: Intermediate Portuguese 2 (Spring Semesters ONLY)

The beginning level focuses on fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation, exercises in reading, writing, and conversation.

The intermediate level focuses on development of facility in reading narrative and expository prose, exercises in grammar, listening comprehension, and speaking.


  • POR101: None.
  • POR102: Portuguese 101 or equivalent.
  • POR103: Portuguese 102 or equivalent.
  • POR104: Portuguese 103 or equivalent.

About the Language

Portuguese is the sixth most commonly spoken language in the world. It is the official language of Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, the sixth largest country in the world, with the eighth largest economy. It is the official language of Portugal, the European "conqueror of the world" in the past, responsible for spreading the Portuguese language and culture to many places around the globe. In Africa, people from Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome, and the Principe Island also

For more information, please contact the Language Department at (401) 874-5911