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Unit information: Beginners Portuguese for Visiting Students in 2020/21

Unit name Beginners Portuguese for Visiting Students
Unit code UWLP10033
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Ms. Madalena Pires
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Modern Languages
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description

This unit is only available to study abroad students

This unit provides a general introduction to the target language. It is intended:

  • To provide students with a foundation of the essential structures of the target language, enabling them to communicate using familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type
  • To enable participants to give and understand information and to achieve an elementary level of communicative competence in interacting in a simple way with speakers of that language
  • To introduce students to the customs, culture and society of the countries in which the language is spoken and to develop student awareness of the general social and cultural background of the language

Intended learning outcomes

Students will:

1. be able to communicate orally and in writing at a basic level with a degree of accuracy and fluency.

2. be able to work at a simple level with authentic material and retrieve necessary information.

3. have acquired knowledge and awareness of the general social and cultural background of the target language

4. be able to understand and interpret simple written texts at a basic level

5. be able to respond to simple written texts at a basic level

Overall, students will attain a level comparable to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Teaching details

This unit will be taught online only in 2021-22. Learners will be involved in a variety of synchronous activities, mostly interactive with maximum use of the target language, but with attention devoted also to explaining the fundamentals of the target language’s structures. These activities will be supported and amplified by asynchronous e-learning opportunities and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Details

  • In-class tests of Reading, Writing and Listening – 75% - assesses ILOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 *In-class Presentation / Speaking exercise to assess Oral – 25% - assesses ILOs 1, 2 and 3

Reading and References

3 weekly hours. The communicative approach will be used; learners will be involved in a variety of interactive and stimulating activities with maximum use of the target language. This will be supported by e learning opportunities; a Blackboard site, wikis, blogs and use of self-study facilities.

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