Portuguese Project GO – ROTC Students

Learn Portuguese through our unique intensive summer experience. Intensive language courses immerse you in language and culture studies for 5-6 hours of interactive instruction, Monday through Friday. You can earn 16 units of SDSU foreign language credit in 11 weeks. We look forward to having you study with us this summer!

Before you start the application process, please read and understand the eligibility conditions and scholarship/funding information.

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  • Date: May 30 – August 10, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Credit: 16 units
  • Levels: Novice Portuguese 101 & 102 and Intermediate Portuguese 203 & 204
  • Location: San Diego State University, CA
  • Application Closed
  • Application Deadline: ​February 20, 2018
  • Student Award Notification: March 9, 2018
  • Student Decision Deadline: March 16, 2018
  • Waitlist Admissions Begin: Monday, March 19, 2018

Waitlist students will have a minimum of five business days to make a decision following notification.

Program Details

Elementary Portuguese 101 and 102 ​(10 units) focus on developing students’ speaking skills in Portuguese. This first​ ​10-unit course in Portuguese is an output-based program, which means that its focus is on developing conversational skills​ ​and​ ​providing a learning environment that will enable students to continue developing their language skills in this target language to move from a beginning high level of proficiency to intermediate low to mid, according to ACTFL proficiency standards. Writing will be produced at the paragraph level, and reading will be that of dialogues and short texts​.​
Another goal of this​ ​sectio​n​ is to further develop critical thinking skills related to cultural issues in the Lusophone world, especially Brazil. Besides learning the language, students will also be learning about Brazilian culture and customs. All other varieties of Portuguese are welcome in this class as well.

Course Materials:
- Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language Textbook (Brazilian Portuguese) (2nd edition).
- Ponto de Encontro: Myportugueselab.com (Brazilian Portuguese)
- Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language (second edition): (LIÇÕES SEIS A DEZ = 5 chapters)
- Myportugueselab.com

Intermediate Portuguese ​203 and 204 ​(6 units) correspond to the third ​and fourth ​semester​s​ in Portuguese language and culture. PORT 101 and PORT ​102 antecede it. ​Second session​ corresponds to the Intermediate High level of proficiency according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. It will also continue emphasizing the oral communication aspect, offering an additional emphasis on reading and essay writing based on themes that will be discussed in class, and that lend themselves to proficiency growth at this level. All varieties of Portuguese are welcome in this class, but the focus of this course will be on Brazilian Portuguese. This course is completely taught in Portuguese.

Course Materials:
- Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language Textbook (Brazilian Portuguese) (2nd edition).
- Ponto de Encontro: Myportugueselab.com (Brazilian Portuguese)
- Mapeando a Língua Portuguesa através das Artes- ISBN# 978-1-58510-343-0
- Caderno de Produção for Mapeando A Língua Portuguesa – ISBN# 978-1-58510-416-1

**Course materials are subject to change**


Project GO at SDSU pays for:
Tuition, course materials, room and board for all ROTC Students.
Please note that the room and board support is not intended to be comprehensive of all living costs a program participant may incur. The scholarship provides a meal plan and shared double occupancy suites on campus. Any purchases a student wants to make outside of this will be the responsibility of the students. All participants are required to live in double occupancy suites on SDSU's campus. San Diego residents living around campus or within a driving distance of less than 10 miles are exempt.

Students accepted to the program are responsible for the following refundable security deposit: $300 program security deposit (to hold your spot once accepted) - Refund at the end of the program.

How to Apply

SDSU LARC summer intensive course offerings cover the equivalent of 4 semesters of coursework, or 16 units covered from June through mid-August consecutively.

Students able to dedicate the entire summer can apply by using the Project GO Central Application System (Open 10/1/17). Application forms will be available online from October 1, 2017 to February 20, 2018.

Two letters of recommendation are required:
1. A letter from your commanding officer.
2. An academic letter of recommendation that addresses: a) the relationship between the recommender and applicant and b) the reason the applicant is a good candidate for this scholarship.​

Transcripts and letters of recommendation will be submitted through the Project GO Central Application System.

Summer Study Abroad

The LARC Project GO Program now offers a Portuguese study abroad program in Florianópolis, Brazil.

  • Language: Portuguese
  • School: San Diego State University
  • Dates of Program: May 23 - July 28, 2018
  • Program Type: Summer Study Abroad
  • Program Level: Year 3​ and ​Year 4

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