Portuguese for Rhode Island, taught by Ben L
Schedule & Location: Thursdays 7-9 at Jobs with Justice (280 Broadway, 2nd floor on the right)
First class 10/13, going until mid-December
Teacher Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Teacher:
This course will be an introduction to Portuguese. Portuguese is one of the most important languages used in the Providence area, and this class will offer people the chance to learn basic Portuguese and also expose them to the various Portuguese (and Kriolu) speaking communities of the area. Basic language skills will be covered, with further course material developed in accordance to students' needs and interests. In addition, a focus will be given to the Azorean, Brazilian and Cape Verdean communities in the area as well as a general introduction to those cultures (history, music, food, cuisine). Students will not need materials, but I will be willing to recommend books for purchase. This class will focus on basic language skills and culture, but students with more specific language needs are encouraged to let me know so that I can try to help them. I speak and teach Brazilian Portuguese, but will be willing to teach students Azorean variants as well as these are more useful in the Portuguese-speaking community in the region. I do not speak Kriolu BUT am willing to do some very introductory discussions of it as a language and help people to get into the right direction if that is their primary interest.