Study Abroad and Exchanges

Modules

Modules

POR2110 : Level B (HE Intermediate) Portuguese - Exchange Semester 1

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
- Focus on developing the students' written and aural/oral communicative competence in the foreign language (including fluency, grammatical and lexical accuracy and range.)
- Prepare students for the future study of language.
- Facilitate students ability to establish and maintain social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language in written and spoken media.

This module is available to all students with Level A or equivalent in Portuguese. This is a general language class offering students the opportunity to study and practice Portuguese (speaking, reading, writing and listening skills) for three weekly hours. The module is taught in Portuguese and assessed by coursework and exam.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics: Students cover a variety of topics based on contemporary Lusophone society including: media; advertising; culture; immigration; environment; tourism; Lusophone culture.
THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN PORTUGUESE.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching361:0036:00Language Classes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study164:0064:00N/A
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
POR2010Level B (HE Intermediate) Portuguese
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Teaching in the language classes will focus on communication and the formal structures of the language. All four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking are fully integrated in the language classes and will be assessed.
Independent learning and learner autonomy are encouraged through the means of portfolio tasks, pair and group work and self-study at home and in the Language Resource Centre. Initiative is expected from students at this level, e.g. course participants will be asked to contribute their own materials to the classes.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M100Comprises 2 Portfolio tasks and speaking
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Continuous assessment helps students assess their progress throughout the year in the four skills and grammar providing formative, regular feedback and stimulating independent learning.

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