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Portuguese 5-6 (2235, 2240)    - PILOT COURSE -


Pilot Site:
 Pilot course for Point Loma High School. Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 9–12
 Prerequisites:
 Portuguese 3-4
 Course duration:
 One year
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 World Language
 UC subject area satisfied:
 e - Language Other than English
Course Description:
 Portuguese 5-6 is a third-year language and culture course intended to move students to an intermediate-low to intermediate-mid level of language proficiency. The acquisition of new vocabulary and grammar structures continues, with more sophisticated words and phrases and complex verb and sentence constructions being introduced. Short literary works written in the target language are also introduced at this level, with students reading short stories, essays, and excerpts from longer works of literature. Writing assignments are frequent and vary in length depending on the topic. Students continue to develop an understanding and appreciation of Portuguese culture, both as an integrated part of the learning process and through targeted cultural topics in the textbook’s units of study.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Jouet-Pastre, Klobucka, Moreira, Sobral and Hutchinson, Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language, 2nd Edition, Pearson, 2013.

Supplementary Resources:
E. Lima & S. Lunes, Portugues Via Brasil, Editora Pedagogica e Universitaria Ltda, 2005.