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Module

POR4010 : Level C (HE Advanced) Portuguese

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Conceicao Pereira
  • Other Staff: Ms Loiana Leal Pavlichenko
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

Focus on further developing students' written communicative and oral /aural competence in the foreign language gained in POR2010 and during their intercalary year (including fluency, grammatical and lexical accuracy and range; register and pronunciation).

Facilitate students' ability to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language in written and spoken media.

Teaching in weekly 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
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion301:0030:00Assessment preparation
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities441:0044:00Non-synchronous online activities
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching222:0044:00Small group teaching language seminars on campus - present-in-person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching221:0022:00Remote (synchronous). *Continued below
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study601:0060:00Independent learning
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
POR4110Level C (HE Advanced) Portuguese - Exchange Semester 1
POR4210Level C (HE Advanced) 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.

Learning and teaching activities design is underpinned by a blending of the social constructivism pedagogy, reflective practice (Farrell, T.S.C.), TEL and the communicative approach.

THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN PORTUGUESE

* Focussing on collaborative language projects by using TEL tools available on Canvas, Teams and various applications.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination152M20N/A
Written Examination1502A40On campus.
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
POR4210Level C (HE Advanced) Portuguese - Exchange Semester 22N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M10Assessing reading and writing
Prof skill assessmnt2M10Oral task (video recording) at the beginning of Semester 2.
Written exercise2M20Assessing listening and writing.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise2MFormative tasks throughout the year prior to written exam.
Prof skill assessmnt2MFormative oral tasks throughout the year. Sem 1 & 2.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

(40%) will assess students’ ability to produce and present their own writing and oral output through the means of tasks through the year assigned by the teacher and submitted via VLE.

The written exam in Semester 2 (40%) will test students’ ability to write or type in the target language. Students may be allowed to type their own answers if they have an appropriate SSP provided that spell check / grammar check has been disabled. For flexibility, this could be a 24-hour take-home exam should the public health situation require it.

The oral examination in Semester 2 (20%) will test students’ ability to produce and present their own output orally and to discuss with a target language speaker directly and spontaneously.

Reading Lists

Timetable