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Undergraduate Course: Portuguese Language Option (ELCH10023)

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 10 (Year 4 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 is concerned with familiarising the student with a wide variety of registers and many of the complex grammatical structures of Portuguese. One hour per week will be based on written language and one hour per week on spoken language. Teaching will be based on a booklet of materials containing a range of texts. In conjunction with the prepared written materials, students are expected to read and prepare in advance of each class and make us of the Languages and humanities Centre for audio-visual practice.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Portuguese Language for Beginners (ELCH08008)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Entry to Spanish Hons required
Additional Costs Students are expected to purchase an in-house course-book which contains photocopied (with permission) materials and assignments. The course-book is sold at cost price.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites None
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralSeminar1-22 10:00 - 10:50
First Class Week 1, Tuesday, 10:00 - 10:50, Zone: Central. David Hume Tower 11.12
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes Stationery Requirements Comments
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:008 sidesc/w ELCH10022
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
General Outcomes.
To improve your ability as a linguist by making you aware of the complexity of advanced structures.
To familiarise you with Computer-aided learning.
To enhance your ability to make clear and easy-to-follow presentations using appropriate audio-visual materials.
To encourage you to perform consistently in all types of work throughout the year.
To impress upon you the importance of responding to feedback and acting upon it appropriately.
To improve your powers of self-correction.

Specific Objectives:
To improve your confidence and accuracy of expression in spoken and written Portuguese.
To expand your vocabulary to include a wide range of topics and themes.
To improve your level of accuracy when using complex structures.
To enable you to perform the basic functions of a liason interpreter from and into Portuguese.
To improve your understanding of written Portuguese through access to and close analysis of a range of written materials in a range of registers.
To enhance your understanding of 'media' Portuguese through a range of 'video comprehension' tests both on paper and on computer.
To provide you with a wider awareness of issues currently affecting Portugal.
Assessment Information
2 course-assessed written comprehension assignments (30%)
1 hour written degree exam (52.5%)
1 15 minute video comprehension and spoken exam (17.5%)
Special Arrangements
FOR VISITING STUDENTS: THIS COURSE RUNS OVER TWO SEMESTERS, SO IT WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO VISITING STUDENTS SPENDING AN ENTIRE YEAR IN EDINBURGH. Also note: for visiting students wishing to enrol, the course is available only with the explicit permission of the Course Organiser for Portuguese.
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Course organiser Dr Charlotte Hammond Matthews
Tel: (0131 6)50 3631
Course secretary Mrs Fiona Scanlon
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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