Study Abroad and Exchanges

Modules

Modules

POR4210 : Level C (HE Advanced) Portuguese - Exchange Semester 2

Semesters
Semester 2 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.

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

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
Portfolio2M20To be assigned by the teacher
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

- One 150 minute exam (reading, writing and grammar) set in Semester 2 (40%).
- One Oral Examination (20%)
- One Listening Test (20%)

Students are provided with continuous feedback and are encouraged to work on self assessment and peer assessment as well as tested during the course through the means of various formative assessment tasks in order to construe as well as raise self confidence, adequate skills and knowledge to successfully complete the proposed summative assessment.

Resits: As written examination above

Reading Lists

Timetable