Study Abroad and Exchanges

Modules

Modules

POR4110 : Level C (HE Advanced) 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:
1. focus on further developing the 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 student's 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.
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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 teaching361:0036:00Language classes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study164:0064:00N/A
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
POR4010Level C (HE Advanced) 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.

THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN PORTUGUESE

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1M50Continuous assessment
Prof skill assessmnt1M50Continuous assessment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

(100%): 2 written pieces of assessment, in Semester one.

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

Reading Lists

Timetable