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Viewing: PORT 1013 : Portuguese for Heritage Speakers

Last approved: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:28:36 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 21:14:41 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literature (RGSL)
Portuguese for Heritage Speakers
Portuguese: Heritage Speakers
Spring 2016
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Letter Grade
students who grew up in a Portuguese-speaking environment but have language deficiencies
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Prepares heritage speakers of Portuguese for advanced study in the language beyond the third-year level, including content courses in literature and area studies.
Students will be able to speak, listen, read, and write using language in paragraphed format on matters of personal interest and events in the broader world. Students will acquire a broad understanding of Portuguese literary language, its grammar, and sociogeographic variations.
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The closest course, by level of proficiency required, is PORT 2006, targeted at Americans who took the previous five semesters of Portuguese. Portuguese for Heritage Speakers targets those who have never taken the language in an academic setting, but instead grew up with Portuguese at home and never were exposed to adult "academic" language in childhood. The issues targeted for these students are very different from those handled in courses in Portuguese for non-Portuguese speakers.
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GWSB-Foreign Lang. or Culture
This course is the equivalent for "third year language requirements" for all GW programs, including ESIA's undergraduate language requirement.

New syllabus with missing items filled in uploaded 10/15 @ 12;30pm
echacko (Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:02:39 GMT): Rollback: Missing required sections on schedule of topics, list of required/recommended readings, University policy on religious holidays, academic integrity policy and accommodations for students w/ disabilities.
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