High School Summer Bridge Program - Portuguese

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Mon, 6/6/2016 - Fri, 6/17/2016
Occurs each week on M/Tu/W/Th/F
Please note: this event occurred in the past!

Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    For high school students.



  • 217-333-3182


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Dates & Times

June 6 - 17 (M-F), 2016, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. each day.


View the High School Summer Bridge - Portuguese flyer (pdf)

Course Description

  • Two-week introductory course directed to High School students 
  • 4.5 hours of daily instruction  
  • Introduction to the Portuguese language 
  • Immersion in Brazilian culture  
  • Language materials created by our instructors 
  • Activities supported with authentic materials (music, films, and videos) 
  • Daily cultural activities that introduce students to highlights of Brazilian art, music, history, and food
  • No prior knowledge of Portuguese assumed
  • Enrollment limited to 12 students

Course Objectives & Outcomes

  • Understand, produce, and maintain simple conversations on everyday topics. 
  • Acquire basic understanding of the Brazilian culture.
  • Produce materials to be made available in the Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)-Portuguese website.


  • Movie and Discussion
  • Music/Dance Activity
  • Talks on Brazilian Culture
  • Brazil Travel Highlights

Registration & Costs

Visit the CLACS Outreach webpage for Registration Instructions and full details.

  • Registration fee: $25
  • Course fee: Free
  • Registration due: May 10, 2016

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