AB INITIO PORTUGUESE I - 2021/2
Module code: POR2002
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This module is taught in semester 1 of FHEQ Level 5.
School of Literature and Languages
MARLEY Dawn (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: Q910
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Analysis of different written and spoken texts
Structuring spoken and written texts
Taking notes and summarising information from spoken and written texts
Expressing opinions in written and spoken contexts
The grammar of spoken and written Portuguese
Listening comprehension of familiar topics
Strategies for effective listening and reading in Portuguese
Effective use of reference materials (e.g. grammar books, dictionaries, other reference works)
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Reading and writing assessment||20|
|Oral exam or presentation||Oral Test||20|
|Examination||Two Hour Written Examination||60|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- Knowledge and understanding of the use of the target language;
- Ability to analyse and interpret texts;
- Ability to select and synthesise information from written and oral texts;
- Ability to use IT skills to find and present relevant information;
- Subject-specific knowledge of Portuguese history and culture.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
A 30-minute translation exercise (20%)
An oral test that will assess listening and speaking skills (20%)
A 2-hour written examination at the end of the semester (60%)
Formative assessment and feedback
• Formative assessment will focus on student participation and class discussions throughout the module.
• Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following coursework assignments.
• Verbal feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments if required.
- This module aims to develop the linguistic skills to enable the students to participate and communicate at a basic level in a range of academic contexts.
|001||Interact in Portuguese in a range of familiar situations||KPT|
|002||Understand and interpret spoken and written Portuguese in a limited range of situations and topics||KCP|
|003||Paraphrase and summarize spoken and written information at a basic level (||KCPT|
|004||Organise and present ideas in predictable topics||PT|
|005||Understand and use the grammatical terminology relating to the topics covered||KC|
|006||Demonstrate a degree of grammatical accuracy in their use of Portuguese||KC|
|007||Pronounce individual sounds of Portuguese with a degree of accuracy||KC|
|008||Use language reference materials such as grammars and dictionaries||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Seminar Hours: 33
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Enable students to acquire explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and stylistic registers through attending classes and reading in the target language;
- Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through small group classes, reading outside contact hours and participating in seminars;
- Develop ability to use linguists’ tools, such as dictionaries and IT resources;
- Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, through attending classes and engaging in individual study.
- Develop communication skills through interactions in class.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Three contact hours per week over Semester 1:
Two hour seminar focusing on reading and writing skills, one hour seminar on oral skills;
Students are expected to read extensively outside classes in order to follow lectures and participate in seminars.
Seminars with exercises building on explanations and illustrations, including some group as well as whole-class work.
Further exercises in vocabulary, grammar and comprehension will be set on a regular basis for homework.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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