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
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is only for students taking Portuguese as a named part of a Combined honours degree. The course will make the student familiarise with a wide variety of registers and the complex grammatical structures of Portuguese. Teaching will be based on course materials containing texts and videos 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, the student will be introduced to summary writing, advanced comprehension, translation and composition.
This course develops students' skills in translation and writing in Portuguese. The course works with texts from contemporary Portuguese and Brazilian media covering a variety of subjects, and introduces students to the techniques and practice of translation and to questions of text function, style and register. Students will practice writing Portuguese that conveys complex information clearly, succinctly and in an appropriate style.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Portuguese Language 2 (ELCH08013)
||Other requirements|| Entry to Portuguese Honours
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Degree Exam (80%)
Coursework Assessment (20%)
ONE piece of assessment in Composition (5%)
ONE Class Test at the end of Semester 1 on Reading and Comprehension (5%)
ONE piece of assessment on Translation (5%)
ONE Class Test at the end of Semester 2 on Reading and Comprehension (5%)
||Students will receive oral/written feedback about their work.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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 enable you to perform the basic functions of a liason interpreter from and into Portuguese and improve your ability to make clear and easy-to-follow presentations using appropriate audio-visual materials
- To improve your understanding of written Portuguese through access to and close analysis of a range of written materials in a range of registers and linguistic variations (from Portugal and Brazil)
- To provide you with a wider awareness of issues currently affecting Portugal, Brazil and the rest of the Lusophone World
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||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||Miss Helena Macdonald
Tel: (0131 6)51 3089
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635