World Languages

Conversational Brazilian Portuguese II 

Instructor: Robert Ribeiro

This is a continuation to Fall 2018 Conversational Brazilian Portuguese I course. Topics will introduce how to incorporate parts of speech not covered in Portuguese I.

Come learn Brazilian Portuguese! Engaging in extensive conversation with a native speaker and seasoned teacher is a wonderful way to learn. This course welcomes both beginners and beginner-intermediate speakers. You will learn the tools necessary to communicate effectively in a variety of settings. Topics will include: greetings, the alphabet, counting, the weather & temperature, time and days of the week, months of the year, and seasons. Students will also engage in mock sessions, which include a trip to the hospital/doctor’s office, a trip to the bank, and a trip to the supermarket. These lessons offer tangible tools that will help you communicate in real-world situations. 

About the instructor: Robert Ribeiro received his degree in mathematics from Federal University in Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is a Brazilian native and has been living in the United States for 16 years with is wife and two children. He currently works at the MV Preservation Trust. Robert enjoys teaching and is looking forward to helping bring community together through his Brazilian roots.

10 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm (15 hours) – Feb 12th cancelled due to weather. Class will resume Feb 19th.
Feb 12, 19 | Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 | April 2, 9, 23, 30
MVRHS: 512
Fee: $250
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Conversational Spanish II – Postponed until fall.

Instructor: Lorena Crespo

This is a continuation to the Fall 2018 Conversational Spanish I course. Topics will introduce how to incorporate parts of speech not covered in Spanish I.

Come learn Spanish! Engaging in extensive conversation with a native speaker and seasoned teacher is a wonderful way to learn. This course welcomes both beginners and beginner-intermediate speakers. You will learn the tools necessary to communicate effectively in a variety of settings. Topics will include: greetings, the alphabet, counting, the weather & temperature, time and days of the week, months of the year, and seasons. Students will also engage in mock sessions, which include a trip to the hospital/doctor’s office, a trip to the bank, and a trip to the supermarket. These lessons offer tangible tools that will help you communicate in real-world situations. 

About the instructor: Lorena Crespo has an M.Ed. from Fitchburg State University and is a Spanish teacher at the MV Public Charter School She is from Guayaquil, Ecuador and has been living on the Island for thirteen years. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Lorena understands the process of learning a foreign language. Her classroom comes alive through games, stories, music, and conversation. Sharing her Spanish roots is one of her passions. When she isn’t teaching she is a busy mom to her three “amazing” boys.

Coming Fall 2019
Dates: TBD
MVRHS: TBD
Fee: $250