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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPPO1084 Intermediate Portuguese Language

20 creditsClass Size: 5

Module manager: Sofia Martinho
Email: S.Martinho@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

Prior knowledge of Portuguese and successful completion of a 30 minute written test in Intro Week.

This module is mutually exclusive with

SPPO1025Beginners Portuguese
SPPO1080Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A
SPPO1081Portuguese Language for Beginners 1B
SPPO1083Intermediate Portuguese Language

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is aimed at students with a prior knowledge of the Portuguese language. The module's objectives are to reinforce and develop grammatical knowledge and accuracy, both in spoken and written Portuguese, to perfect translation skills from and into Portuguese, and to develop the skills involved in aural and reading comprehension of the Portuguese language. The module is composed of two language classes per week, plus one hour of unsupervised grammatical consolidation and one hour of unsupervised audiovisual study. Students who are unsure if their level of Portuguese is sufficient to enroll on this module are invited to speak to tutors in advance. We welcome students with knowledge of continental and Brazilian Portuguese equally, and the timetable is arranged to suit the student cohort. This is a 20 credit module run in Semester 1. Students with no prior knowledge of Portuguese should consider SPPO1080 and SPPO1081: Portuguese Language for Beginners or SPPO1025 Beginners Portuguese. Those who do well in this module can, depending on their programme, apply to change to Joint Honours Portuguese in Level 2. For further information visit our website: Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

Objectives

This module is aimed at students with a prior knowledge of the Portuguese language. The module’s objectives are to reinforced and developed their grammatical knowledge and accuracy, both in spoken and written Portuguese, and will have perfected translation skills from and into Portuguese and to develope the skills involved in aural and reading comprehension of the Portuguese language. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to express themselves fluently and accurately in both Portuguese and English.
In addition, the module aims to provide students with a general background knowledge of the history and cultures of the Portuguese speaking world.

Learning outcomes
1. The accurate and fluent use of Portuguese in written and spoken contexts
2. The ability to engage with and interpret layers of meaning within texts written in Portuguese
3. The ability to extract and synthesise key information from written and spoken sources in Portuguese
4. The ability to organise and present ideas within the framework of a structured and reasonable argument
5. The ability to display knowledge of selected aspects of Lusophone culture and society

Skills outcomes
1. The ability to engage with and interpret layers of meaning within texts written in Portuguese
2. The ability to extract and synthesise key information from written and spoken sources in Portuguese
3. The accurate and fluent use of Portuguese in written and spoken contexts
4. The ability to organise and present ideas within the framework of a structured and reasonable argument
5. The ability to assimilate and implement appropriate style conventions in written work, including bibliography and footnotes/endnotes


Syllabus

This module is composed of two language classes per week, which involve exercises in grammar revision, aural and reading comprehension, oral skills, translation from and into Portuguese.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class201.0020.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

49 hours - grammar reinforcement
11 hours - self access centre study
80 hours - coursework preparation
40 hours - examination revision.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Regular in-class written and oral assignment.
- Specific written feedback on all pieces of assessed work.
- General written and oral feedback is regularly given to students to identify and address any difficulties at an early stage.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentLanguage coursework40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

The resit for any written component of this module will take the form of a 1 hour closed exam. The resit for any oral component will comprise a skype or campus-based 10 minute oral exam .

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:29

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