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BA Politics and Portuguese / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Portuguese Language 2
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The course unit is designed as a complementary course to SPLA52010 Portuguese Language 1. It comprises extra practice in Portuguese through a range of listening, reading, writing, and speaking activities which aim to further develop students’ basic knowledge of the language. Also, it aims to provide students with opportunities for further practice of basic Portuguese grammar and vocabulary, enabling them to use the language for a variety of practical purposes. On successful completion of this course, students should be able to perform at Level B1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Portuguese Language 1||SPLA52010||Co-Requisite||Compulsory|
Co-requisite: SPLA52010 Portuguese Language 1
Available to students on Portuguese Joint Honours programmes only
Medium of Language: English and Portuguese
To provide students with opportunities leading to the consolidation of Portuguese grammar and syntax studied in SPLA52010 Portuguese Language 1
To expand on those topics through the study of complementary grammar topics
To enable students to communicate adequately in Portuguese (within level constraints) through a range of written, oral, and comprehension exercises
To enrich the understanding of the language through the study of oral and written texts of different genres
Knowledge and understanding
Passive and active knowledge of basic and pre-intermediate grammatical structures of the Portuguese language
An awareness of and responsiveness to the nature and extent of cultural diversity in the Lusophone world
The ability to understand and produce basic texts of different genres, through the use of knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and basic cultural awareness
This course develops abilities to:
- Decision making
Use language creatively and precisely for a range of purposes and audiences
Extract and synthesise key information from basic written and spoken sources
Develop problem-solving skills
Basic skills to enhance their language learning through independent study
Use and present material in the target language in written and oral forms
Use target language source materials appropriately (within level constraints)
Translate simple texts to and from Portuguese
Access electronic resources and use information and communication technologies (ICT) appropriately
Transferable skills and personal qualities
Communication and presentation skills: oral, written and IT;
The ability to work creatively and flexibly with others as part of a team;
Mediating skills and qualities of empathy;
Self-reliance and adaptability;
Basic intercultural awareness.
- Generally, communications skills are developed through frequent presentations and teamwork, problem-solving skills through translation and role-plays, and IT skills through web and computer assisted language learning.
|Assessment Task||Formative or Summative||Weighting within unit (if Summative)|
Formative or Summative
Regular individual written feedback on completed and marked assignments and oral presentations plus face-to-face discussion if desired.
Global feedback on frequent errors or omissions to indicate problem areas and allow questions and discussion (delivered orally in class/ as a handout)
In-class comments on homework, presentations and other exercises.
- Anna Klobucka et al., Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language. Second Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2013.
- Amélia Hutchinson and Janet Lloyd, Portuguese. An Essential Grammar (Routledge).
- Isabel Coimbra and Olga Mata Coimbra, Gramática Ativa 1 (Lidel)
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|Jose Peixoto Coelho De Souza||Unit coordinator|