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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Portuguese Language 1 (ELCH07012)

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
SummaryA course for beginners with no previous knowledge of Portuguese, designed to give absolute beginners a basic, working knowledge of spoken and written Portuguese. The course is not suitable for students with previous knowledge of Portuguese.

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.
Course description Foundation Portuguese Language 1 is intended for complete beginners and aims to equip students with a basic grounding in written and spoken Portuguese.

At the end of this course, students should reach approximately level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students who pass the course will be eligible to continue studying Portuguese in Foundation Portuguese Language 2.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs A coursebook and a bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  20
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial 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) Coursework - 50% (a mixture of grammar, listening comprehension and oral assessment)
Degree Exam - 50% (A two-hour written paper)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation Portuguese Language 12:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Communicate with reasonable accuracy in familiar contexts on familiar topics in an elementary level (A1) in Portuguese.
  2. Understand broadly the context of Portuguese-speaking cultures and language nuances (from Brazil, Portugal and Lusophone Africa).
  3. Assess straightforward spoken and written information about familiar everyday, study or work related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details.
  4. Develop effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media, on both a spontaneous and prepared basis.
  5. The acquisition of a basic language competence and a vocabulary of 600/700 words should be expected to allow the oral and written production of simple phrases, and to understand short passages where the context is clear and identified.
Reading List
"Portugues XXI - Livro do Aluno + CD1" - handbook
Additional Information
Course URL
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.
Additional Class Delivery Information Students must attend pairs of classes. See Web Timetable.

Classes for this course will appear on students' personalised timetable.
Course organiserMiss Helena MacDonald
Tel: (0131 6)51 3089
Course secretaryMiss Kat Zabecka
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026
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