Level 3.5 Advanced Portuguese I

PGSE 3398-3399-3400

Students enrolling in this sequence will have completed successfully three to four semesters of study in Portuguese and will have a proficiency level of “Intermediate-High" or “Advanced-Low” according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines. Students enrolled in this level are able to watch authentic TV programs, read authentic texts and communicate with Portuguese speakers on several different familiar topics. In this level, they will continue to strengthen their knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures and will continue to master the language, while increasing rich and diverse vocabulary through extensive reading. They will also learn how to deal with linguistically unfamiliar situations, which usually help them cope with complicated communicative exchanges. They will practice writing and speaking at different registers as well, studying cultural and literary texts in depth. Students completing this sequence will emerge with a proficiency level of "Advanced-Mid or High". Depending on motivation, effort, and diligence, some students will progress to the “Superior” level during this sequence. This course sequence is not offered every summer.