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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPPO1081 Portuguese Language for Beginners 1B

20 creditsClass Size: 50

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

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of SPPO1080

Pre-requisites

SPPO1080Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A

This module is mutually exclusive with

SPPO1025Beginners Portuguese
SPPO1083Intermediate Portuguese Language
SPPO1084Intermediate Portuguese Language

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module aims to take students rapidly from about A1-level standard to about A2-level standard in the use and understanding of written and spoken Portuguese. By the end of this module students will possess sufficient Portuguese to survive in everyday situations in Portuguese-speaking countries in any of the four continents where the language is spoken, and they will demonstrate an ability to produce, read, understand and translate spoken and written Portuguese in a variety of everyday contexts. The module is taught via four weekly language classes including two grammar/ writing skills-based classes, using a booklet especially devised by our language tutors, and two oral/ vocabulary classes with a native speaker of Portuguese. Students will study grammar both formally and through a close reading of a range of texts supplied by the tutors on the culture and history of Portugal, Brazil and Portuguese-speaking Africa. Students with interests in continental and Brazilian Portuguese are equally welcome.Students with prior knowledge of Portuguese should consider SPPO1083: Intermediate Portuguese or SPPO1084 Intermediate Portuguese (Semester 1 only).Those who do well in both SPPO1080 and SPPO1081 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

By the end of this module students will possess sufficient Portuguese to survive in everyday situations in Portuguese-speaking countries in any of the four continents where the language is spoken, and they will demonstrate an ability to produce, read, understand and translate spoken and written Portuguese in a variety of everyday contexts. The principal grammatical structures of the language will be covered, and vocabulary will be built up in key areas of everyday communication.

In addition, the module aims to introduce students to the history and culture of the Portuguese-speaking world. The language components covered in the first half of the module will be further developed in this second half. Upon completion of this module students will be able to express themselves fluently and accurately in both Portuguese and English.

Learning outcomes
1. The ability to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the basic structures of Portuguese
2. The accurate use of Portuguese in simple written and spoken contexts
3. The ability to organise and present ideas within the framework of a structured and reasonable argument
4. Awareness of modern Portuguese speaking cultures;
5. Ability to critically reflect on their own work and that of others.

Skills outcomes
1. The ability to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the basic structures of Portuguese
2. The accurate use of Portuguese in simple written and spoken contexts
3. The ability to organise and present ideas within the framework of a structured and reasonable argument
4. The ability to assimilate and implement appropriate style conventions in written work, including bibliography and footnotes/endnotes.


Syllabus

This module, intended to consolidate what was covered in SPPO1080 Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A, will:
a) complete the study of the basic rules of Portuguese grammar, introducing all the verb tenses of the indicative and introducing more advanced verbal constructions.
b) expand students' vocabulary range in a variety of lexical fields.
c) give further practice in reading Portuguese.
d) give further practice in the comprehension of spoken Portuguese.
e) give further practice in Portuguese conversation in everyday situations

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Tutorial401.0040.00
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- 70 hours: Coursework preparation
- 40 hours: Grammar reinforcement
- 40 hours: Written examination revision
- 10 hours: Oral examination revision.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Regular written and oral assignments and in-class tests.
- 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 coursework30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

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 60.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

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 09:25:39

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