Undergraduate Course: Portuguese Language Option (ELCH10023)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting 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 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 (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 purchase an in-house course-book which contains photocopied (with permission) materials and assignments. The course-book is sold at cost price.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
Summary of Intended Learning 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.
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.
|2 course-assessed written comprehension/composition assignments (30%)|
1 hour written degree exam (52.5%)
1 15-20 minute video comprehension and spoken exam (17.5%)
|Course organiser||Dr Charlotte Hammond Matthews
Tel: (0131 6)50 3631
|Course secretary||Mrs Fiona Scanlon
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646