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Unit information: Portuguese Language for School of Modern Languages and Joint degrees in 2017/18

Unit name Portuguese Language for School of Modern Languages and Joint degrees
Unit code HISP30302
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Ms. Madalena Pires
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

Relevant core language unit at level I/5

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description

To advance to degree standard students active and passive ability in the language studied.

To sustain and build on oral fluency and listening skills acquired to date.

To develop students writing skills across a range of written tasks.

To perfect students skills in translation of texts (from literature and contemporary media).

Intended learning outcomes

Students will be proficient in the spoken and written language to degree standard. Students will be able to communicate fluently in the spoken language in both formal and informal registers. Students will have a high level of competence in using the written language in a range of tasks. Students will be sensitive to register and nuances of the language studied and will be able to reflect these in translation.

Teaching details

3 weekly contact hours dedicated to the development of key skills. Mostly seminar based with some lectures for the delivery of grammar lessons. Ongoing e-learning tasks via Blackboard.

Assessment Details

100% examination  to test the 4 key skills  Translation; Composition; Guided Writing; Oral/Aural

1� hour translation exam (25%)
1� hour guided writing exam (25%)
2 hour composition exam (25%)
Oral/aural exam (25%)  1 oral exam (70% of component) and 1 aural exam (30% of component)

Reading and References

Selection of dedicated material prepared in-house (SML).

Grammar texts and dictionaries as appropriate to language area.

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