The course encourages and supports students in developing speaking and writing skills in the target language. It monitors their progress toward the goal of achieving the ACTFL Advanced Level of Proficiency in speaking and writing by the time they graduate. Freshmen get acquainted with the objectives of the course during a meeting of majors. Sophomores collect baseline speaking and writing samples in GER 290. Juniors generate and collect a large number of speaking and writing samples during their study abroad. Seniors register for the course, add speaking and writing samples completed during their senior year and organize their language samples into a portfolio. Offered every year, usually first semester. Completion of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) is required for this course. Prerequisite: completion of study abroad experience. Prerequisites: ENG 101; and COM 100. Satisfies the junior level discipline-specific communications requirement.