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Module

POR1065 : Level A (HE Entry Level) Portuguese I

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Conceicao Pereira
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degree offered in SML this module will:
1. Focus on developing the students' communicative competence in the foreign language (including fluency, grammar and lexical accuracy, range and pronunciation)
2. Prepare students for the future study of the language (written communicative and oral/aural skills)
3. Facilitate students' ability to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language in written and spoken output.
4. Develop independent language learning strategies.

This module is open to all students wishing to study Portuguese at Beginner level - both true beginners and up to GCSE level. This is a general language class offering students the opportunity to study and practise Portuguese (speaking, reading, writing and listening skills) for four weekly contact hours.

Themes and communication skills addressed in the language classes include: talking about yourself; Asking for/giving directions; expressing opinions: agreement and disagreement; and referring to past and future events (including plans and intentions).

Outline Of Syllabus

Themes and communication skills addressed in the language classes include:
1. Talking (including listening) and writing about yourself (age, address and further details)
2. Asking for/ giving directions (involving both speaking and listening): finding your way in a city enquiring about transport etc.
3. Shops and services; comparing products and services assessing quality and price etc.
4. Socializing (including both speaking and listening): making appointments, making/ accepting/ declining invitations
5. Talking (including listening) and writing about other people: family relationships, personal qualities etc.
6. Expressing opinions: agreement and disagreement (speaking and writing).
7. Making requests formally and informally.
8. Referring to past and future events (including plans and intentions in speaking and writing).
9. Talking (including listening) on the phone in simple, typical situations of everyday life.
10. Writing informal letters, descriptions, simple reports and narratives.

Please note that tasks concerning talking involve both speaking and listening.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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