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2013 - 2014

Portuguese Language Certificate (9 hours)


This Language Certificate program is administered by the Center for Language Studies (3086 JFSB), http://languagecertificate.byu.edu.

Any matriculated (degree-seeking) BYU student who meets the proficiency and course requirements may earn the Portuguese Language Certificate. The proficiency requirement is met through the nationally recognized ACTFL Oral and Writing Proficiency Exams. Qualifying students will be awarded a certificate on one of three levels based on the following:

  1. Advanced Certificate: An ACTFL "Advanced" rating on at least one of the two proficiency exams and 9 hours of coursework with a minimum of a B- grade in each of the three courses.
  2. Mastery Certificate: An ACTFL "Advanced High" rating on at least one of the two proficiency exams and 9 hours of coursework with a minimum of a B- grade in each of the three courses.
  3. Professional Certificate: An ACTFL "Superior" rating on at least one of the two proficiency exams and 9 hours of coursework with a minimum of a B- grade in each of the three courses.

Required Courses:

Note: Students who have completed all of the coursework required for a language major or a language minor will also have satisfied the coursework requirement for the language certificate.

  1. Language - complete one course from the following:
      PORT 315 : Intermediate Portuguese Grammar, Reading, and Culture. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PORT 315 : Intermediate Portuguese Grammar, Reading, and Culture. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction of culture, literature, and grammatical concerns through reading short stories, novels, and drama in Portuguese.
      NOTE: Will count for minor but not for major. Native speakers should take Port 321.

      Course Outcomes


      PORT 321 : Third-Year Portuguese Grammar and Composition. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PORT 321 : Third-Year Portuguese Grammar and Composition. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: Placement by test.
      NOTE: First class for returned Portuguese-speaking missionaries. Fulfills GE Foreign Language requirement.

      Course Outcomes


  2. Civilization - complete one course from the following:
  3. Literature:

Students who successfully complete a certificate will receive an official document verifying their level of achievement. The certificate will be listed on the university transcript.