Students enrolling in this sequence will have completed successfully three or more 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 and coping with unfamiliar topics through extensive reading. They will practice writing and speaking at different registers; and they will study 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.