View Portuguese courses in the 2010-2011 Course Catalog
Minor in Languages Pair Portuguese with an additional language of your choosing! This minor can be earned in conjunction with any Bachelor degree major that UVU offers. It requires 9 cr upper division course work in one language and 11 cr of intermediate level course work in another language (prerequisites will vary from student to student).
Where do you start?
English Speakers, with no previous knowledge of Portuguese (or Spanish), start in PORT1010 – that’s our beginner’s class.
Spanish Speakers start in PORT2010. Not only this will save you 2 semesters of classes, but is an accelerated course that will build on the language skills you already have to enable you to converse in Portuguese within a few weeks!!
If you lived 2 years abroad, start in PORT3050. This is a review of Advanced Grammar, as well as reading and comprehension of literary and formal texts. It’s the gateway for all Advanced classes, and the first one required for a Minor in Foreign Languages.
Utah Valley University has the privilege of being one of four American institutions to offer the Celpe-Bras, and the only one on the West Coast. This prestigious proficiency exam is administered by the Brazilian Ministry of Education and is required for acceptance in many universities in Brazil.
At UVU the Celpe-Bras will be offered every semester, around November and April. Check with firstname.lastname@example.org for exact dates and more information.
Portuguese at UVU BLOG