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Undergraduate Course: Portuguese Language for Combined Honours Degrees with Portuguese as a Named Component (ELCH10022)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaEuropean Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is ONLY for those students taking Portuguese as a named part of a Combined honours degree. The course is concerned with familiarising you with a wide variety of registers and the complex grammatical structures of European Portuguese. Teaching will be based on a booklet of course materials containing texts ranging from literary to journalistic with thematic emphasis on current events relating to Portugal and the Portuguese-Speaking world. In conjunction with the written materials which you will be expected to read and prepare in advance of each class, there will also be regular trips to the Language and Humanities Centre for listening comprehension practice. You will be introduced to summary writing, advanced comprehension, translation and composition.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
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 pay for course materials at cost. These may include a book of photocopied (with permission) materials, language exercises etc.
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 73 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
General Outcomes. This course aims to:
Improve your ability as a linguist by making you aware of the complexity of advanced structures.
Familiarise you with Computer-aided learning.
Enhance your ability to make clear and easy-to-follow presentations using appropriate audio-visual materials.
Encourage you to perform consistently in all types of work throughout the year.
Impress upon you the importance of responding to feedback and acting upon it appropriately.
Improve your powers of self-correction.

Specific Outcomes:
To improve your confidence and accuracy of expression in spoken and written Portuguese.
To expand your vocabulary to include a wide range of idiomatic expressions.
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
Two course assessed written exercises (10% each) and a 3-hour written exam.

Coursework 20%
Degree Exam 80%
Special Arrangements
For visiting students wishing to enrol, the course is available only with the explicit permission of the Course Organiser for Portuguese and the Convenor of Subject.
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
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Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsDELC Port Joint Hons
Course organiserDr Charlotte Hammond Matthews
Tel: (0131 6)50 3631
Course secretaryMrs Fiona Scanlon
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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