Study Abroad and Exchanges

Modules

Modules

POR4010 : Level C (HE Advanced) Portuguese

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
1. Focus on further developing students' written communicative and oral /aural competence in the foreign language gained in POR2010.
2. Prepare student for the future study of the language.
3. Facilitate students' ability to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language in written and spoken media during their intercalary year.

Teaching in weekly 3 hour language classes will focus on communication and on 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.

Outline Of Syllabus

Training in grammar, vocabulary and communicative competence through use of class textbooks and other materials. Further practice on summary and composition, listening and oral presentations. Focus on literary texts by contemporary Lusophone writers (short stories, short novels).

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 teaching661:0066:00Language classes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1134:00134:00N/A
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
POR4110Level C (HE Advanced) Portuguese - Exchange Semester 1
POR4210Level C (HE Advanced) Portuguese - Exchange Semester 2
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.

THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN PORTUGUESE

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination102M20N/A
Written Examination1502A40N/A
Aural Examination502M20Listening test.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2M20A portfolio of three written pieces of assessed work. The portfolio is divided into two essays completed at home and one in-class
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The formal examination provides summative information to staff and students’ achievements in the module.

The portfolio final mark(20%) is composed by the in-class work essay mark and the best mark of the two essays completed at home.

Resit information: 150 minute unseen examination

Reading Lists

Timetable