Intermediate Portuguese I

PGSE 3201-3202 (Language Studies) & PGSE 3203 (Cultural Studies)

Students enrolling in this sequence will have a proficiency level of “Novice-High”, according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. In this class, they will strengthen their knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures and improve their mastery of the language while increasing vocabulary and functional communicative ability. They also start developing the ability to sustain communicative exchanges using connected discourse of paragraph length, diminishing increasingly their pattern of errors. The Cultural Studies course may include the diversity and complexity of the Portuguese-speaking countries. The interpersonal exchanges will help them understand the target language culture, as well as develop fluency as they use a more structured argument to convey meaning with confidence and accuracy. Most students successfully completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency level of “Intermediate-Mid or High”, or in some cases, “Advanced-Low”.

Prerequisite: Placement and/or approval of the instructor and/or director prior to registration

10:40am-11:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Jun 28, 2021 to Aug 13, 2021)