These are the outcomes expected from each of the three levels of language courses we offer:
Port 102 and Port 305a
- Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, exchange opinions.
- Express feelings and emotions, and describe events to close interlocutors.
- Demonstrate awareness and understanding of pragmatic and cultural practices of Portuguese-speaking countries and Brazilian regions.
- Demonstrate understanding of the nature and functioning of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
- Demonstrate progressive control of language structures and vocabulary of familiar topics.
- Understand and interpret written and spoken language in a variety of topics, mainly related to artistic expression.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the Portuguese-speaking cultures studied.
- Reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
- Demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
- Use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
- Revise and expand previously required grammatical knowledge and vocabulary for exposition and description purposes.
- Analyze and present information, concepts, and ideas to different audiences (readers or speakers) on a variety of topics.
- Demonstrate an increasing understanding of the cultural nuances of meaning in written and spoken language as expressed by speakers and writers of the target language in formal and informal settings.
- Comprehend how genre is a web of text-based performances that mobilizes audiences’ expectations in particular ways.
- Search for information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.
- Understand that genres are strategic competencies, requiring users to produce variants according to genre intentions and intentionalities.
- Demonstrate control of high-frequency structures in multiple contexts, including internet-based, formal and informal settings.