Spanish / Italian / Romanian to Portuguese Conversion
Language and Linguistics
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
08 April 2019
Requisites for this module
LA430 or LA421 or LA422 or LA622 or LA630 or LA631
This introductory Portuguese module is especially devised for students with A-level Spanish/Italian/Romanian knowledge or equivalent.
It aims to develop written, aural/oral and reading skills in Portuguese to an advanced level (exit level comparable to Threshold Level (B1) of the Common European Framework).
At the end of the module students should be able to
• Understand and evaluate the gist of short texts from newspapers and magazines and also short literary texts.
• Write letters and short compositions on different non-specialized topics.
• Interact in everyday oral situations.
• Understand the gist of aural texts in the form of dialogues, interviews etc.
• Appreciate key facets of Brazilian cultural and social reality and develop intellectual skills through critical reading of authentic texts.
• Have developed academic, transferable study skills such as independent learning, problem-solving, team-working, time-management, use of electronic media.
Materials placed in the ORB/Moodle are essential to the module and should be treated as an exercise book . They must be downloaded, printed and brought to classes. Materials will be added to the ORB/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 annouced at the start of the academic year.
3 contact hours per week, plus 1 lab hour.
Hour 1 Study of grammatical structures and vocabulary, based on the textbook.
Hour 2 Oral production: Interviews. Role-play. Conversation.
Hour 3 Reading comprehension. Vocabulary expansion Awareness of aspects of Brazilian history culture and society
Hour 4 Activities in the lab to improve aural comprehension.
- Lima, Emma Eberlein O. F.; Iunes, Samira A. (2001) Falar-- ler-- escrever-- português: um curso para estrangeiros, São Paulo: Editora Pedagógica e Universitária.
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 - Reading Comprehension/Grammar/Writing
||Class Test 3 - Grammar Writing
||Class Test 2 - Oral/Listening
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr. Beatriz de Paiva
Dr. B. de Paiva, Office: 4.211, Telephone 01206 872236, email email@example.com
Dr Maria Da Conceicao Pereira
Available via Moodle
Of 80 hours, 40 (50%) hours available to students:
40 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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