Gustavo Freire was born in Brasília, Brazil, where he received his B.A. in Portuguese Language and Literatures from Universidade de Brasília in 2005. He obtained his M.A. in Linguistics from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in 2007, where he worked as a Linguistics Assistant Professor and taught Academic Writing, English as a Foreign Language and Portuguese for Foreigners from 2006 to 2008. He is now a PhD student in Linguistics at Universidade Estadual de Campinas and is currently teaching an Intermediate Portuguese language course in Middlebury College. His research and interest areas are Linguistics with a focus on First Language Acquisition; Second Language Teaching; Academic Writing; Reading and E-learning.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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PGSE 0201 - Intermediate Portuguese I
This is a course designed to consolidate the linguistic skills and expand the cross-cultural knowledge acquired in the PGSE 0101 - PGSE 0103 sequence. A grammar review will accompany critical readings, discussions, and compositions on contemporary Brazilian culture. (PGSE 0103 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc. LNG
PGSE 0215 - Advanced Portuguese
This course is a continuation of either PGSE 0103 or PGSE 0210. It is designed to balance textual and cultural analysis with a thorough review of grammar at an intermediate/high level. Students will hone their critical thinking and linguistic skills through guided readings, oral discussions, and short written assignments on Lusophone cultural topics. (PGSE 0103 or PGSE 0210 or by waiver) 4 hrs. lect./disc. LNG
PGSE 0500 - Independent Study