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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Portuguese Language 2 (ELCH07018)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis post-introductory course is intended for students who have successfully completed Foundation Portuguese Language 1 (ELCH07012) or have reached an equivalent standard (Standard Grade/GCSE). It is not suitable for absolute beginners or students with knowledge of Portuguese at Highers/AS-level or above.

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.
Course description Foundation Portuguese Language 2 is a ten week course.

This is an SCQF Level 7 course which carries 20 credits. Students may take this course for extra credit. The course is open for undergraduate and postgraduate students from all Colleges, whether for credit or as an extra credit course. Students from DELC have to do this course as an extra credit course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  20
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 50% Coursework, 50% Written exam
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Foundation Portuguese Language 22:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation Portuguese Language 22:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop their knowledge of the language in a wide variety of situations using more complex vocabulary and grammar.
  2. Continue to develop a more nuanced command of a critical understanding of a range of more specific areas in Portuguese-speaking cultures and societies (Brazil, Portugal and Lusophone Africa).
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the main ideas of complex speech on concrete and abstract topics, and an ability to rapidly grasp the content and significance of a range of written material.
  4. Write at length about topical and cultural issues in a critical manner summarising information accurately and developing a clear argument.
  5. Further develop effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media, on both a spontaneous and prepared basis.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course is open to all students as a credit bearing course, or over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.

Auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).

DELC students may only take this course if it over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.

Visiting students may only take the course for credits.
Course organiserMiss Helena Macdonald
Tel: (0131 6)51 3089
Course secretaryMiss Helene Thomsen
Tel: (0131 6)50 6949
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