School of Languages & Cultures - Portuguese Taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Portuguese at university.

Brazil Portuguese taster session

Portuguese: linguistic and cultural characteristics

Portuguese: a big language with vibrant cultures. Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language in the world; it is spoken as a native language by approximately 202 million people, and it is the official language of nine countries (ten including the special administrative region of Macau), which span four continents – Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. In this taster session, we will look at some defining linguistic characteristics of Portuguese and some defining cultural characteristics of the countries where Portuguese is spoken. The session will pay particular attention to Brazil.

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13

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Please note, this is an approximate schedule and is subject to change.

Time Activity 

Log in and get comfortable

3.55pm Welcome and introduction to the department
4.05pm Academic taster lecture: Portuguese: linguistic and cultural characteristics - Dr Paul O'Neill

Q&A on the taster lecture, leading into

5.00pm Q&A about Languages at Sheffield -with Admissions Tutor and undergraduate student ambassadors to answer questions & talk about their own experiences

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