PRT423H1: Community Engaged Learning of Portuguese in Toronto and the GTA

Hours: 
24L/12P

This course combines advanced language instruction with the richness and complexity of the Lusophone work experience in Toronto, promoting Community Engaged Learning (CEL) as a vehicle for greater linguistic fluency and cultural understanding. Students are placed with community organizations within the Greater Toronto Area and volunteer for 2 hours per week, furthering their language skills and their cultural knowledge. Class work focuses on developing students' communication skills through exposure to a range of topics, from financial, legal, medical to educational, and to an extensive variety of styles and registers in Portuguese. Therefore, students meet real needs in the community by applying knowledge from their Portuguese courses.

Prerequisite: 
Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)