Proficiency Level Portuguese
Language and Linguistics
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
08 April 2019
Requisites for this module
The Department of Language and Linguistics can offer guidance on prior knowledge or qualification exemptions.
This module is open for students who passed LA 340 or have equivalent knowledge of Portuguese. This module will make extensive use of authentic and online materials where the emphasis will be placed on the critical analysis and differentiation of text types and genres in context.
It is designed to further develop and consolidate advanced language skills in Portuguese through different aspects of Brazilian and Portuguese culture and society.
At the end of the module students should be able to
• Demonstrate complex understanding, critical evaluation and synthesis of texts from newspapers, magazines, some specialist literature and also of literary texts.
• Write texts in Portuguese on different specialized topics in the field of culture and society.
• Interact in everyday oral situations as well as in discussions on specialized topics with due regard for register and setting.
• Demonstrate critical understanding, critical evaluation and synthesis of aural texts in the form of dialogues, interviews, documentaries, films etc.
• 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 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.
2 contact hours per week.
Teaching methods will involve group work as well as class presentations.
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Class Test 1 - Reading & Writing
||Class Test 3 - Book Essay
||Class Test 2 - Oral
||180 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr. Beatriz de Paiva
Dr. Beatriz de Paiva, office: 4.211, telephone 01206 872236, email email@example.com
Dr Maria Da Conceicao Pereira
Available via Moodle
Of 40 hours, 2 (5%) hours available to students:
38 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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