Converse about topics of general interest
Carry on conversations about an increasing range of topics of general interest and handle some oral situations in which a complication arises (resolving disagreements, traffic violations, etc.).
Understand spoken Portuguese
Understand oral conversations, announcements, and media reports about topics of general interest.
Read journalistic and literary texts
Read journalistic and literary texts on familiar topics and current events, including short stories and a full-length play.
Write short compositions
Write short compositions in a variety of genres (letters, skits, short stories, etc.).
Use language with increasing accuracy
Use Portuguese grammar and vocabulary with increasing accuracy and ability to differentiate from Spanish.
Discuss cultural themes and compare perspectives
Discuss some common themes from Portuguese-speaking cultures and the differences between the perspectives of these cultures and those of North American and Hispanic cultures.