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Second-Year Portuguese

Portuguese 11A-12A: By the end of the second-year sequence of the Portuguese language program, students will be able to engage in interactions with speakers of Portuguese belonging to different sociolinguistic groups, using socially and culturally appropriate forms. Students will be able to understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics. Students will be able to judge, discuss and defend points of view, and to work in increasing depth on academic topics of their own interest in the target language. Students will be able to present original information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of genres and with an array of different purposes.

  • Accelerated Second-Year Portuguese (Part 1) - Fast-paced first half of the second-year sequence. Study of the three of the five cultural-geographical regions of Brazil as a means of developing listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency. Regions contrasted through discussions in class fostered by the viewing of movies, reading of plays, short stories and journalistic materials, Brazilian popular music and listening to speakers from each region. Pre-requisite: First year sequence, equivalent, or consent of instructor. Offered in Autumn, Winter, Spring Quarters (Wiedemann).
    3-5 units
  • Accelerated Second-Year Portuguese (Part 2) - Continuation of 2A. Fast-paced second half of the second -year sequence providing further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency. Study of two of the five cultural-geographical regions of Brazil, and of other Portuguese-speaking areas as a means of developing listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency. Regions contrasted through discussions in class fostered by the viewing of movies, reading of longer text of different genres, Brazilian popular music and listening to speakers from each region. Pre-requisite: Portuguese 12A or consent of instructor. Offered in Autumn, Winter, Spring Quarters (Wiedemann).
    3-5 units