‘Survival Skills in Portuguese for Beginners’ offered at RIC Oct. 3 to Dec. 12

The Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies is offering a noncredit adult enrichment course titled “Survival Skills in Portuguese for Beginners.” The course is designed for those interested in developing basic vocabulary, grammar and communication skills in the Portuguese language.

The instructor – Ermelinda Cordeiro Zito, adjunct professor of Portuguese – is a native of Portugal educated at the college level both in Portugal and in the United States.

In addition to guiding you through beginning Portuguese, the course will introduce you to the culture of Portugal as well as the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world including Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé e Príncipe and East Timor.

The course meets for 10 weeks, from Oct. 3 to Dec. 12, on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon in Craig-Lee Hall, room 202. The fee is $100 plus the cost of materials.

Registration deadline is Sept. 30.

For more information or to register, contact Marie R. Fraley at (401) 456-8496 or mfraley1@ric.edu. Visit the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at www.ric.edu/iplws.