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 PREDOMINANTLY IN PORTUGUESE.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities
Small group teaching
Guided Independent Study
Jointly Taught With
Level 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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Prof skill assessmnt
Formative 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%)
- An in-class assessment of portfolio tasks (20%)
- Oral assessment (20%)
Continuous assessment helps students assess their progress throughout the semester in the four skills and grammar providing formative, regular feedback and stimulating independent learning. The formal examination provides summative information to staff and students’ achievements in the module.