Romance Languages and Literatures

Courses

Accelerated Portuguese for Speakers of Romance Languages

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Summer
2017-18
Portuguese Language
PORT 13120

This course helps students gain intermediate skills in spoken and written Portuguese quickly by building on their prior knowledge of another Romance language (Spanish, French, or Italian). By relying on the many similarities with other Romance languages, students can focus on mastering the different aspects of Portuguese, allowing them to make very quick progress and to develop their abilities for further study at the advanced level or for professional purposes.

All enrolled students will conclude the program by participating in an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. Each student will then receive an independent, certified rating of speaking ability to document the student's speaking abilities.

This course provides 140 contact hours and participants may be eligible to receive a FLAS grant from their home institution or from UChicago to support their study. The SLI accepts the FLAS award as full tuition for summer Portuguese. PQ: At least one year of recent college-level study of Spanish, French, or Italian.

Advanced Portuguese

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Winter
2017-18
Portuguese Language
PORT 20200

This course helps students develop their descriptive and narrative skills through exposure to written and oral documents (e.g., literary texts, interviews). Students are taught the grammatical and lexical tools necessary to understand these documents, as well as to produce their own analysis and commentaries.

Beginning Elementary Portuguese I

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Autumn
2017-18
Portuguese Language
PORT 10100

This course is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of Portuguese and for students who need an in-depth review of the basic patterns of the language.

Beginning Elementary Portuguese II

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Winter
2017-18
Portuguese Language
PORT 10200

This course is a rapid review of the basic patterns of the language and expands on the material presented in PORT 10100.

Beginning Elementary Portuguese III

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Spring
2017-18
Portuguese Language
PORT 10300

This course expands on the material presented in PORT 10200, reviewing and elaborating the basic patterns of the language.

Curso de Aperfeiçoamento

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Spring
2017-18
Portuguese Language
PORT 21500

This course helps students develop their skills in understanding, summarizing, and producing written and spoken arguments in Portuguese through readings and debates on various issues of relevance in contemporary Luso-Brazilian societies. Special consideration is given to the major differences between continental and Brazilian Portuguese. In addition to reading, analyzing, and commenting on advanced texts (both literary and nonliterary), students practice and extend their writing skills in a series of compositions. PQ: PORT 20200 or consent.

Intermediate Portuguese

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Autumn
2017-18
Portuguese Language
PORT 20100

This course is a general review and extension of all basic patterns of the language for intermediate students. Students explore selected aspects of Luso-Brazilian tradition through a variety of texts.

Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Winter
2017-18
Portuguese Language
PORT 14100

This course helps students quickly gain skills in spoken and written Portuguese by building on their prior working knowledge of another Romance language (Spanish, French, Catalan or Italian). By relying on the many similarities with other Romance languages, students can focus on mastering the different aspects of Portuguese, allowing them to develop their abilities for further study. This class covers content from PORT 10100 and 10200. PQ: 20100 in another Romance Language or instructor’s consent.

Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Autumn, Spring
2017-18
Portuguese Language
PORT 12200
LACS 12200

This class is intended for speakers of Spanish to develop competence quickly in spoken and written Portuguese. In this intermediate-level course, students learn ways to apply their Spanish language skills to mastering Portuguese by concentrating on the similarities and differences between the two languages. PQ: SPAN 10300 or consent.

Portuguese for the Professions: Intensive Business Portuguese

Staff
Level: Undergrad
Spring
2017-18
Portuguese Language
PORT 14500

This is an accelerated language course that covers vocabulary and grammar for students interested in working in a business environment where Portuguese is spoken. The focus of this highly interactive class is to develop basic communication skills and cultural awareness through formal classes, readings, discussions, and writings. PQ: PORT 10200, SPAN 20100 or consent.