Division: Language & Communication Studies

The Language and Communication division offers transfer courses in Portuguese. The Language and Communication division believes that it is in the interest of all students to become bilingual or fluent in many languages in order to compete in today’s global community. Therefore, the instructors in the department provide a sequenced program of courses that support the goal of fluency in speaking, reading, writing and comprehension.

Contact Information

Language and Communication Studies Division Chair

Aimee Ahle | aimeea@cos.edu
Kaweah: 251B | Visalia Campus

Dean of Language and Communication Studies/Educational Support Services

(559) 737-5362
Educational Support Services: 113 | Visalia Campus 

For a complete list of courses and descriptions visit: COURSES

PORT 001 Beginning Portuguese 4 unit(s)
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
This introductory course covers understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese and is designed for students transferring to four-year universities with foreign language requirements. It is also useful for students interested in bilingual education or any field which involves Portuguese.
PORT 002 Elementary Portuguese 4 unit(s)
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
PORT 002 is the second course in this series. It reviews the vocabulary and concepts of PORT 001 as a starting point. The students will engage with each other and the instructor in a variety of communication-based activities. Cultural and societal aspects of the Portuguese Speaking Countries are stressed throughout the class.
Prerequisites: PORT 001 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C.