Mastery Level Portuguese
Language and Linguistics
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
15 May 2020
Requisites for this module
LA340 or LA350
The Department of Language and Linguistics can offer guidance on prior knowledge or qualification exemptions.
BA RT97 Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies,
BA RT99 Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (5 Years Including Foundation Year)
This final year module is designed for students who have spent a year abroad in a Portuguese-speaking country. It strives to help students further develop and consolidate their advanced language skills in Brazilian Portuguese through the study of different aspects of Brazilian culture and society. This module will make extensive use of authentic and online materials where emphasis will be placed on the critical analysis of various texts.
This module aims to help students further develop and consolidate their advanced language skills in Brazilian Portuguese through the study of different aspects of Brazilian culture and society.
At the end of the course students should be able to
• Demonstrate a critical understanding of complex specialised and non- specialised texts.
• Write complex texts in Portuguese (reports, summaries, essays etc) on different specialized topics, using different registers.
• Take part in discussions as well as developing oral presentations on specialized topics.
• Demonstrate critical understanding of different types of aural texts.
• Demonstrate a thorough critical awareness of key aspects of Brazilian and Portuguese culture and society.
• Have developed academic, transferable study skills such as independent learning, critical, analytical thinking, problem-solving, team-working, planning and delivering oral presentations, time-management, use of electronic media.
Materials placed in the Moodle are essential to the module and should be treated as an exercise textbook . They must be downloaded, printed and brought to classes. Materials will be added to Moodle when needed, and you are expected to check updates regularly.
Language modules typically involve 2-3 contact hours per week - confirmed details will be announced at the beginning of the academic year.
- Agualusa, José Eduardo. (2007, c2004) O vendedor de passados: romance, Lisboa, Portugal: Dom Quixote.
- Hatoum, Milton. (2010) Relato de um certo Oriente, São Paulo: Companhia de Bolso.
- Fonseca, Rubem. (c1988) Vastas emoções e pensamentos imperfeitos, São Paulo, Brazil: Companhia das Letras.
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
||Class Test 1
||Class Test 2
||Class Test 3
||180 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Beatriz De Paiva, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Beatriz Paiva
Dr. B. Paiva, Office: 4.211, Telephone 01206 872236, email email@example.com
Dr Maria Da Conceicao Pereira
Available via Moodle
Of 38 hours, 19 (50%) hours available to students:
19 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.
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