POR4010 : Level C (HE Advanced) Portuguese
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Conceicao Pereira
- Other Staff: Ms Loiana Leal Pavlichenko
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
1. Focus on further developing students' written communicative and oral /aural competence in the foreign language gained in POR2010 (including fluency, grammatical and lexical accuracy and range; register and pronunciation).
2. Prepare student 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 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.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||66||1:00||66:00||Language classes|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||134:00||134:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|POR4110||Level C (HE Advanced) Portuguese - Exchange Semester 1|
|POR4210||Level 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.
THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN PORTUGUESE
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Aural Examination||50||2||M||20||Listening test.|
|Written Examination||105||2||M||20||In-class assessment in each Semester. The best mark will count towards the final module mark.|
|Written exercise||1||M||Formative tasks prior to in-class assessment.|
|Written exercise||2||M||Formative tasks prior to in-class assessment.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The 150 minute written examination 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.
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.
The listening test in Semester 2 (20%) will test the students’ ability to listen and understand authentic audio/video sources and to summarise information appropriately in written or oral form.
The in-class tests are portfolio tasks completed as an in-class assessment. There will be an in-class assessment in each Semester but only the best mark will count towards the module mark (20%). This assessment 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.