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.

The SDSU Project GO domestic Portuguese program starts at the Year 1 - 101 level. Students applying should have no prior Portuguese learning experience (school or heritage learner). Students with prior experience in Portuguese are encouraged to apply for a Project GO overseas program or a different SDSU language program in which they have no prior learning experience.

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

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Overview

  • Date: May 29 – August 9, 2019
  • 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
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Program Details

NOVICE PORTUGUESE
Elementary Portuguese 101 and 102 ​(10 units) is an output-based program. It develops conversational skills​ ​and​ ​provides a learning environment that enables students to continue developing their language skills in the target language from a beginning high level of proficiency to intermediate low to mid, according to ACTFL proficiency standards. Writing skills develop to the paragraph level, and reading skills to that of dialogues and short texts​.​
Students also develop critical thinking skills related to cultural issues in the Lusophone world, especially Brazil. Besides learning the language, students also learn about Brazilian culture and customs. All other varieties of Portuguese are welcome in this class as well.

Course Materials:
Jouet-Pastre, Clemence, Anna Klobucka, Patricia Isabel Sobral, Maria Luci de Biaji Moreira, and Amelia P. Hutchinson. Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language. 2d Ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2013.

Larousse. Larousse Pocket Dictionary: Portuguese-English. Paris: Larousse, 2009.

- Myportugueselab.com

INTERMEDIATE PORTUGUESE
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:
Jouet-Pastre, Clemence, Anna Klobucka, Patricia Isabel Sobral, Maria Luci de Biaji Moreira, and Amelia P. Hutchinson. Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language. 2d Ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2013.

Larousse. Larousse Pocket Dictionary: Portuguese-English. Paris: Larousse, 2009.

Funding

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 are 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). You will receive a 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 late-May through mid-August consecutively.

The SDSU Project GO domestic Portuguese program starts at the Year 1 - 101 level. Students applying should have no prior Portuguese learning experience (school or heritage learner). Students with prior experience in Portuguese are encouraged to apply for a Project GO overseas program or a different SDSU language program in which they have no prior learning experience.

Students able to dedicate the entire summer can apply by using the Project GO Central Application System (Open 10/1/18). Application forms are available online from October 1, 2018 to February 22, 2019.

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.

Academic Year and Online Sustainment Portuguese Studies

student computerWhile taking a traditional language class at your home university is preferred, you may choose to take online language sustainment classes through SDSU. However, the sustainment plan is flexible. For example, you may find 2-3 online hours per week is enough to maintain your knowledge/use of vocabularies and phrases, or engaging with people who speak the language through a club or organization, and/or meeting with a tutor for bi-weekly conversational check-ins. LARC/SDSU Project GO staff will meet with you to articulate a plan that works for you. In all, it is a matter of maintaining your language skills during the academic year until your next Project GO experience.

*The online language sustainment program is for SDSU Project GO participants only.

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 22 - August 2, 2019
  • Program Type: Summer Study Abroad
  • Program Level: Year 3​ and ​Year 4

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