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POR2010 : Level B (HE Intermediate) Portuguese

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


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 practise 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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching721:0072:00Language Classes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1128:00128:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
POR2110Level B (HE Intermediate) Portuguese - Exchange Semester 1
POR2210Level B (HE Intermediate) 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.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A40N/A
Aural Examination502M20Listening test.
Written Examination502M20In-class assessment in each Semester. The best mark will count towards the final module mark.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt2M10Continuous oral assessment
Prof skill assessmnt2M10Designated speaking test
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MFormative tasks prior to in-class assessment.
Written exercise2MFormative tasks prior to in-class assessment.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

- One 120 minute exam in Semester 2 (40%) on Reading/Writing/Grammar.
- One listening test (20%).
- In-class assessment of portfolio tasks. There will be an in-class assessment in each Semester but only the best mark will count towards the module mark (20%).

Resit: As written examination.

Continuous assessment helps students assess their progress throughout the year in the four skills and grammar providing formative, regular feedback and stimulating independent learning. The formal examination provides summative information to staff and student on student's achievement in the module.

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