2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SPPO3110 Advanced Portuguese Language
20 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Sofia Martinho
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of SPPO2090 or SPPO2091.
Successful completion of Year or Term Abroad in a Portuguese-speaking country OR, in the case of non-Honours students, and only in exceptional circumstances, attainment of a high 2:1 pass in SPPO2090/1.
|SPPO2090||Portuguese Language Skills|
|SPPO2091||Portuguese Language Skills|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module will develop advanced skills in speaking, writing, reading and listening in Portuguese. Both the Portuguese and Brazilian variants of the language are covered. Specific skills covered include written composition, oral presentations, translation into and out of Portuguese, and the preparation of summaries of longer texts written in Portuguese.
ObjectivesTo consolidate skills in written and oral Portuguese acquired during levels 1 and 2 and during the term or year abroad. Students will further develop their skills in translation, summarizing, essay writing, complex letter writing, and oral presentation.
Upon completion of this module students will be able to express themselves fluently and accurately in both Portuguese and English.
Language classes will concentrate on translation, summarizing, essay writing and complex letter writing skills. Oral classes will concentrate on the preparation, presentation and discussion of a range of topics of contemporary interest.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||8.00|
|Private study hours||147.00|
|Total Contact hours||45.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyMay written exam revision 24 hours
May oral exam revision 15 hours
Assessed class tests preparation 25 hours
Formative classwork preparation 90 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackProgress is monitored through:
- continuous summative assessment (assessed oral presentation, grammar test and unseen translation);
- formative assessment (regular written exercises, weekly language work; and
- contribution to oral classes throughout.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Linguistic Test||15.00|
|In-course Assessment||Oral Presentation||15.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||30.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) (S2)||3 hr 00 mins||60.00|
|Practical Exam / OSCE||0 hr 10 mins||10.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||70.00|
Resits: For students needing to resit a written component or components of this module, the resit will comprise a closed exam. For students needing to resit an oral component of this module, the resit will comprise a skype presentation and discussion
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 29/09/2022
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