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Undergraduate Course: Oral for Portuguese (ELCC10016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryAssessment of oral language skills
Course description In this course, students will discuss and reflect on current topics from Portuguese-speaking culture, politics and society.
The language skill that the course focuses on is oral communication.
The students give a presentation each semester.
Classes are introduced by a topic on a text or video and then lead to group discussion. Students practice their spoken Portuguese and enhance their debating skills during the discussion of their ideas while putting them into context.
For the presentation, they learn how and where to find information and how to evaluate their sources.
Students will argue logically and draw objective conclusions at the end of the discussion.
Both the presentation and the discussions in class are good preparation for the oral exam.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 0 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Coursework:
E-Learning (20%), Presentation S1 (15%), Presentation S2 (15%), Final Presentation (50%)
Feedback Students will receive individual written/oral feedback after their presentations according to the assessment criteria published in the handbook.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a broad palette of Portuguese vocabulary with a high degree of grammatical accuracy in fluent and spontaneous discussion, even on abstract, complex and unfamiliar topics, supported by a sophisticated understanding of the culture of the Portuguese-speaking countries.
  2. Engage successfully with recorded and live speech on concrete and abstract topics, even when not clearly structured or explicitly expressed, as well as long and complex factual and journalistic texts, with figurative or specialised language.
  3. Produce clear, complex presentations, which develop arguments both critically and systematically with the use of relevant emphases, subsidiary points, and examples.
  4. Demonstrate finely honed communication, presentation and interaction skills across a wide range of media and circumstances, both formal and informal, for lay and specialised audiences.
  5. Consistently exercise autonomy and initiative, taking significant responsibility for the work of others and for a range of resources to bring about new thinking.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information This code allows Personal Tutor to register students for the 0 credit-rated MEL Honours oral
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMiss Helena MacDonald
Tel: (0131 6)51 3089
Course secretaryMiss Kat Zabecka
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026
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