This summer we have developed a set of online activities which support and supplement the material in face-to-face Portuguese language courses. These activities go with the current textbook, but can also be completed independently. They are hosted in MSU’s course management system, D2L. The activities are a series of short, self-grading quizzes. Students get scores immediately and their scores are automatically submitted to the system’s gradebook.
Ideally these activities will be completed as pre-classroom practice, not as conventional homework, which is done after students have been introduced to a given topic. The activities cover elementary to high-intermediate levels, from PRT 101 to 202 or PRT 150 and 250.