Undergraduate Course: Portuguese Language for Combined Honours Degrees with Portuguese as a Named Component (ELCH10022)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||European Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This 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)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Portuguese Language for Beginners (ELCH08008)
||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
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
||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.
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.
|Two course assessed written exercises (10% each) and a 3-hour written exam.|
Degree Exam 80%
|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.|
|Keywords||DELC Port Joint Hons
|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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