Portuguese Immersion Program
The Bilingual/ESL and Languages other than English department is hosting a 3-week 90-hour program for Portuguese language acquisition. Thirty students, 13 of whom have studied Portuguese in AISD's summer immersion or language club programs, will “travel” with a Brazilian boy named Juninho and his parrot “professor” Zé to various parts of Brazil including the Amazon rainforest, Rio de Janeiro, and Minas Gerais. Throughout their travels the two will learn and/or review a number of science and social studies concepts studied in grades 4 and 5. In addition, students will visit places in the community that reflect Brazilian culture and have contact with a number of Portuguese-speaking community members.