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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies

Undergraduate Course: Portuguese Language 2 (ELCH08013)

Course Outline
School School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area European Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies Other subject area None
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description This course builds on the skills acquired in the first year, developing comptetence in spoken and written Portuguese with a view to preparing students for the challenges of working or studying abroad in year 3. Students will have 2 contact hours per week. The written language seminar will allow students to develop comprehension and writing skills in a variety of registers and contexts as well as reinforcing grammer learnt in the first year and expanding vocabulary. The oral classes will offer students the opportunity to improve their confidence in speaking Portuguese and to develop listening comprehension and presentation skills.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Textbook cost of approximately 35
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites None
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? No
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students will be able to express themselves confidently and effectively in both written and spoken Portuguese in a range of situations and registers and will be familiar with the principal grammatical and lexical distinctions between European and Brazilian Portuguese.

They will possess a broad vocabulary and have developed excellent reading and listening comprehension skills.

Through the texts and recordings they will have encountered, they will also have a good knowledge of issues pertinent to Portuguese and Brazilian current affairs.
Assessment Information
There will be regular written language exercises, two written class tests, and two assessed listening comprehensions.
All language exercises will be marked out of 100. The marks for the class tests (20%), and the listening comprehensions (20%) make up 40% of the total year assessment. The remaining 60% will be decided by the May Degree Examinations (Oral examination, 40%; Language component of examination, 60%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywords Not entered
Contacts
Course organiser Dr Charlotte Hammond Matthews
Tel: (0131 6)50 3631
Email: c.e.liddell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mrs Fiona Scanlon
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
Email: Fiona.Scanlon@ed.ac.uk
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