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July 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - August 1, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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For students who completed the Intermediate 1 course, or have previous knowledge of past, present future subjunctive and indicative verb forms (and ready for more readings and discussions).

New Students: An application and the full Assessment form is required for this level (the assessment link is at the end of the Application form).

Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/Niy8GHAsJJKcwyJ96 (It takes about 20 minutes to complete)

Continuing students from Intermediate 2: contact your instructor to get the registration link and skip the application form. *If you took a previous Intermediate 2 via The People’s Forum, email your instructor before registering!



• Course runs on Tuesdays on Zoom for 4 weeks) on July 11, 18, 25,
August 1 st
• 6pm – 8pm EST (with 1 extra hour of readings required per week )
• $80 – $160 sliding scale cost for students*

Português Intermediário 2 is an intermediate class with a focus on deepening listening, speaking and developing communication skills in Portuguese in a conversational style, without translating into one’s native language.

It will allow you to have more vocabulary, composed verbal structures, and more elaborate conversations with Portuguese native speakers. We will work with videos and texts from/about Brazilian and other Portuguese-
speaking revolutionary thinkers and writers, such as Paulo Freire, Carolina Maria de Jesus, Conceição Evaristo, and others. This course has a fast approach for people who already speak basic Portuguese

During the course we will use visual materials, music, literature, and conversation, focusing on Brazilian Portuguese, and we will also examine a few differences between Brazilian, African, South Asian and European/Continental Portuguese. The program will deepen grammar structures in practical ways, and include writing and speaking exercises. We will engage with the history of Brazilian people, its revolutionary struggles, and other means of resistance.

You will learn about historical and contemporary contexts of the working classes and social movements in Brazil, and other Portuguese-speaking countries.

Click here to apply and fill out an assessment form https://forms.gle/Niy8GHAsJJKcwyJ96

More information: 
Portuguese is a language with roots in Portugal and also the official language spoken today in 10 countries: Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Macau, Cape Verde, and São Tomé and Príncipe. Portuguese is arguably among the 9 or 10 most spoken languages in the world, but only 5 percent of its speakers live in its original home Portugal. It is estimated that 270 million people speak Portuguese today, amongst which nearly 254 million are native speakers. It is the second most spoken Romance language, after Spanish. Brazil’s 211 million people is the largest Portuguese-speaking population in the world.

As a colonial language, it suffered many transformations, particular to each locale. It is nowadays also a result of cultural resistance of the indigenous and enslaved people during colonialism. It is spoken in the U.S particularly
in the Northeast, in California and in Florida, where native Portuguese speakers, who are immigrants from Africa, South Asia, Europe and Brazil have concentrated historically. In nearby regions, it is more widely spoken
in areas of Newark, New Jersey; Astoria, Queens; in the coastal regions of Connecticut, and Massachusetts.


  • Natalia de Campos
    Natalia de Campos, born in São Paulo, Brazil, is a performance and theater artist, producer, writer, educator, translator, and activist. Natalia has taught English and Portuguese to non-native speakers since she was 19 years-old in various settings. She moved to New York in 1998, founded the multidisciplinary arts collaborative Syncretic … Read More ›


July 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
August 1, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
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