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April 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - May 22, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

For students who completed the Intermediate 2 course, or have previous knowledge of composed verb forms (composed subjunctive, passive voice; and ready for more structured writing 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 the Assessment)


Continuing students from Intermediate 2: contact your instructor to get the registration link and skip the application form



  • Course runs on Mondays on Zoom every week (for 8 weeks) from April 3 – May 22
  • 6pm – 8pm EST (with 1 extra hour of self-study required per week )
  • $160 – $320 sliding scale cost for students*
  • An option for in-person classes may be possible, if all students are in New York City, to be discussed in class.



Português Avançado 1 is an advanced intermediate class with a focus on deepening listening, speaking, writing, and developing better communication in Portuguese in a conversational style (without translating into one’s native language).


Avançado 1 will help you enlarge your vocabulary, put composed verbal structures to use, practice writing and deep listening skills in practical ways, and more elaborate conversations with Portuguese native speakers. We will work with readings, films and recordings focusing on Brazilian and other Portuguese-based revolutionary thinkers and writers, such as Paulo Freire, Djamila Ribeiro, Florestan Fernandes, and others.


This course has an advanced approach for people who already speak Intermediate Portuguese


We will also look at some differences between Brazilian, African, South Asian and European/Continental Portuguese. We will engage with the history of Brazilian people, its revolutionary struggles, and other means of resistance. You will continue to 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 ›


April 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
May 22, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
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