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

Undergraduate Course: Portuguese 1 (ELCH08012)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis is an intensive course of tuition in spoken and written Portuguese for students with little or no previous knowledge of the language.
The course is open to students of any year and from other programmes, but priority will be given to students who have Portuguese as a named component in their degree. A great deal of private study is necessary to meet the requirements of the course.
Auditing (Class only) is not allowed.
Course description The course will run for four hours a week throughout the year. Different points of grammar will be covered on a weekly basis in a grammar lecture and these will be reinforced in spoken and written language classes. In Semester 1 the fourth hour will be dedicated to reading, listening and video comprehension exercises. In Semester 2, students will study appropriate literary texts and film.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Auditing (Class only) is not allowed.
Additional Costs Textbooks costing approximately £35
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 60, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 309 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%: 4 homework compositions = 20%, E-Learning exercises = 10%, Group work on Culture = 10%, Group work on Listening/Comprehension = 10%, 1 commentary on literature = 10%, take home Class Test 1 = 20%, take home Class Test 2 = 20%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a familiarity with everyday Portuguese vocabulary, grammar and syntax, along with a broad understanding of Portuguese-speaking cultures and language nuances (from Brazil, Portugal and Lusophone Africa).
  2. Assess straightforward spoken and written information about familiar everyday, study or work related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details.
  3. Communicate with reasonable accuracy in familiar contexts on familiar topics both orally and in writing, expressing personal opinions, and comparing and contrasting those of others.
  4. Develop effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media
  5. Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work flexibly with others as part of a team.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDELC Portuguese 1
Course organiserMiss Helena MacDonald
Tel: (0131 6)51 3089
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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