• Open Textbook Library - Portuguese

    The Open Textbook Library provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks in multiple areas. Below are two of the free resources you will find to learn Portuguese.

    Click HEREto explore the library's books to see if an open textbook fits your course's, and students', needs.

    PortuguesParaPrincipiantes webBrazilPod ConversaBrasileira web

    Source:Open Textbook Library  http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ 

  • Language Proficiency Targets - Portuguese

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 

    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level. 

    Level

    WL Interpersonal

    Interpersonal
    Communication

    WL Speaking

    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing

    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening

    Interpretive
    Listening

    WL Reading

    Interpretive
    Reading

    Level I

    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice 
    High
    Intermediate
    Low

    Level II

    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate
    Mid (-)

    Level III

    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid

    Level IV

    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate
    High (-)

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate
    High (-) to
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High to 
    Advanced Low

    Learn more about ACTFL's Language Proficiency Guidelines and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global CAN-DO Benchmark Statements.

     

  • Tá Falado

    Ta faladoTá Falado is a collection of podcasts designed to help those who are learning Portuguese, especially those with a previous background in Spanish.  The site includes 24 pronunciation podcasts that are built around dialogs illustrating specific sound differences.  You can also download pdf transcripts and participate in a discussion blog for clarification of questions. There are also 20 grammar podcasts that focus on grammatical differences between Spanish and Portuguese. Source: Tá-Falado, University of Texas at Austin

  • Conversa Brasilera

    Conversa Brasileira"Conversa Brasileira, a compilation of brief video clips in which Brazilians talk about a whole series of different topics, everything from hobbies to shopping for friends who are coming over. The objective of Conversa Brasileirais three-fold. First, provide intermediate and advanced learners of Portuguese with a chance to hear real people talk about real things in Portuguese. The dialogs in the video clips are not scripted. They are simply role-playing the scenarios, which provide us with a very natural exchange. Second, the videos show the exchanges between two people. As such Conversa Brasileira contains excellent examples of how people take turns when talking, how they rephrase sentences, how they let the other person know that they are following along or when they need clarification, etc." Source: Conversa Brasileira, Univesity of Texas at Austin

  • ClicaBrasil

    CLICABRASIL"ClicaBrasil was developed for intermediate level learners of Portuguese. The lessons in ClicaBrasil integrate reading, writing, listening and reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, oral communication, and cultural activities. Numerous video clips (157, to be precise!) that show different Brazilians speaking about their lives, their culture, and their country support and enhance these activities. Each Lesson starts with a Pano de fundo (Backdrop) section, where you can learn about the lesson’s specific socio-cultural scenario; it ends with an Aproximando o foco(Zooming in) section, where you can explore these aspects more extensively. You will also find a Leitura (Reading) and a Gramática (Grammar) section in each lesson. All the sections have activities with an answer-key in downloadable PDF files that dialogue with the videos and/or the reading" Source: University of Texas at Austin

  • Portuguese Communication Exercises

    Portuguese Communication Video ClipsPortuguese Communication Exercises is a compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Portuguese from various locations throughout Brazil and Portugal demonstrate various language tasks. The objective of the clips is to provide students of Portuguese with the necessary tools to be able to talk about the same topics in Portuguese. In order to do this Portuguese Communication Exercises contains samples of native speakers who also perform the communication tasks. These clips are not scripted. What the native speakers say is what they really said. Some may talk fast, others talk slow, and some have specific regional dialects. Source: University of Texas at Austin

  • Línguadagente

    Linguadagente

    Língua da Gente, our series of audio podcast lessons that are produced at the University of Texas at Austin, with tremendous support from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the College of Liberal Arts, and COERLL, (The Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning). In Brazil, the term língua da gente (literally ‘language of the people’) refers to the way that people actually talk in everyday speech.  And that, in essence, is the object behind this series. Each audio podcast, generally between 8-12 minutes, includes the presentation of a brief dialog, a line-by-line English translation, and more in-depth analysis of the pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and cultural content in the lesson.  Discussion blogs also accompany each lesson, providing community interaction for comments and questions.  In broad terms, the lessons are subdivided into three levels of difficulty: Beginning, Elementary, and Intermediate.

  • MIT: Foreign Language News and Newspapers

    "The foreign-language newspaper sites listed here are a sample of material available on the Web free of charge:

    Chinese  French  German  Italian  Japanese  Portuguese  Russian  Spanish

    These news sites are selected especially for language students, but all are invited to peruse these pages at their leisure."

    Source: MIT Libraries

  • Easy Portuguese - YouTube

    EasyPortuguese YouTube webThis Playlist is part of the Easy Languages channel on You tube that presents language usage in context.

    Click here to see all the videos on the Easy Portuguese Playlist.

  • Walton participates in Science Meet in Brazil

    Walton Robotics

    Globo TV: Walton students members of the Robotics team participated in a science and technology fair in Brazil. Schools is both countries coordinated the event where students not only participate on an event where they learn and practice science but also where they have an opportunity to learn about the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture.

  • ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines - Language Samples

    ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines Samples 

    "The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 describe five major levels of proficiency: Distinguished, Superior, Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice. The description of each major level is representative of a specific range of abilities. Together these levels form a hierarchy in which each level subsumes all lower levels. The major levels Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice are divided into High, Mid, and Low sublevels. The subdivision of the Advanced level is new."

    Samples are available for the following languages at the ACTFL website:

     Arabic| Chinese| French| German| Japanese| Portuguese| Spanish

  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

    AATSP"The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education."

  • LangMedia Resources for World Languages - Portuguese

    LangMedia

    Portuguese Index Combined By Topic

    "LangMediahas a special mission to provide materials in languages less-commonly offered by colleges and universities in the United States. The site also has a commitment to providing authentic materials depicting differences in regional dialects and language-usage among speakers of the more commonly taught languages worldwide."