Introduction to Foreign Language Grammar and Syntax (Portugese)
Willys Santos

Introduction to Foreign Language Grammar and Syntax (Portugese)

Did you know that the ECWAS (Economic Community of West African States) operates in three languages and that Portuguese is one of them? Did you know that Portuguese is the official language in six African countries, namely Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and, since 2011, Equatorial Guinea? Have you considered that learning Portuguese can expand your career and academic opportunities not only in African but in South America (Brazil) and Europe (Portugal), where it is the official language?

In this course, we will introduce the basics of the Portuguese grammar and syntax. In addition, we will cover a variety of cultural and historical aspects of some Portuguese-speaking countries, as language is best learned in context. We will also learn a wide variety of cognates and reading strategies. Finally, we hope this introductory course will motive you continue studying Portuguese and develop your proficiency.