LA340-4-FY-CO:
Advanced Portuguese

The details
2022/23
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 06 October 2022
Friday 30 June 2023
30
16 March 2022

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

LA350, LA360

Key module for

(none)

Module description

This advanced module follows the Spanish to Portuguese Conversion module (LA 333) and is also the suitable module for 1st year students with an A-level in Portuguese . The module focuses on the development of the complex mastery of grammatical structures and aims to enhance an awareness of different kinds of registers in texts in a range of text types. Students will further develop written, aural/oral and reading skills. A course book will be used in conjunction with authentic materials (newspapers, videos, online resources) exploring the cultural and social diversity of the Portuguese-speaking community.

Module aims

The development of the complex mastery of grammatical structures and aims to enhance an awareness of different kinds of registers in texts in a range of text types. Students will further develop written, aural/oral and reading skills.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module students should be able to

• Demonstrate critical understanding and evaluation of complex short texts from newspapers and magazines and also of short literary texts.
• Write texts on different non-specialized and specialized topics.
• Interact in everyday oral situations as well as in discussions on some specialized topics with due attention to context and register.
• Demonstrate critical understanding of complex aural texts in the form of dialogues, interviews, documentaries etc.
• Have developed academic, transferable study skills such as intercultural awareness and language mediation skills, independent learning, intellectual (critical, analytical thinking), research skills, problem-solving, team-working, planning and delivering oral presentations, time-management, use of electronic media.

Module information

The Department of Language and Linguistics can offer guidance on prior knowledge or qualification exemptions.

Learning and teaching methods

Consolidation and expansion of grammatical structures. - Text analysis making use of up-to-date newspapers and magazines articles, Written production. Translation P>E, E>P. - Lab activities to improve and expand oral/aural production. Teaching methods will involve group work as well as class presentations

Bibliography

  • Lima, E.E.O.F. and Iunes, S.A. (2001) Falar-- ler-- escrever-- português: um curso para estrangeiros. 2a edição revista. São Paulo: Editora Pedagógica e Universitária.
  • Rosa, J.G. (1972) Primeiras estórias. 6a ed. Rio de Janeiro: José Olympio, em convênio com o Instituto Nacional do Livro/MEC.
  • Couto, M. (2017) Cada homem é uma raça: contos. 13.a edição. Alfragide: Caminho.
  • Gramatica Ativa  - Versao Brasileira (2014). Lisboa: Edicoes Tecnicas Lidel.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Test 1 (Reading comprehension and grammar)     
Coursework   Test 2 (oral/listening)     
Coursework   Test 3 (grammar/writing)     
Coursework   Portfolio     
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Closed Book, 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  Reassessment exam: In-Person, Closed Book, 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
0% 100%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Beatriz De Paiva, email: bdepaiva@essex.ac.uk.
Dr. Beatriz de Paiva
Dr. B. de Paiva, Office: 4.211, Telephone 01206 872236, email: bdepaiva@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Dr Maria Da Conceicao Pereira
Newcastle University
Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 57 hours, 36 (63.2%) hours available to students:
21 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Language and Linguistics

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