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Module

POR1066 : Level A (HE Entry Level) Portuguese II

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Conceicao Pereira
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will:
- Focus on developing the students' written and aural/oral communicative competence in the foreign language (including fluency, grammatical and lexical accuracy, range and pronunciation.)
- Prepare students for the future study of language (written communicative and oral/aural skills).
- Facilitate students' ability to establish and maintain social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language.
- Develop independent language learning strategies.

This module is open to all students who have completed Level A Portuguese General Language I. This is a general language class offering students the opportunity to study and practise Portuguese (speaking, reading, writing and listening skills) for four weekly contact hours. Themes addressed in the language classes include: describing people; giving and seeking information; giving advice and instructions; recounting a series of events; expressing an opinion and finding out what others think; giving advice and instructions; stating and asking about feelings, emotions and intentions; and reading advertising.

Outline Of Syllabus

Themes and communication skills addressed in the language classes include:
1. Describing people
2. Giving and seeking information
3. Giving advice and instructions
4. Applying for a job
5. Expressing an opinion and finding out what others think
6. Recounting a series of events
7. Stating and asking about feelings, emotions and intentions
8. Reading advertising

Please note that tasks concerning talking involve both speaking and listening.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion301:0030:00Assessment preparation
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials451:0045:0045 Non-synchronous online activities
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching181:0018:00Remote/ONLINE (synchronous) - timetabled
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00On campus/Present in Person - timetabled
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study198:0098:00Independent learning
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

1. Linguistic knowledge and the ability to use language effectively (i.e. linguistic skills) are intrinsically linked


2. Teaching and learning these outcomes (knowledge and skills) effectively implies presenting, practicing and consolidating them via language classes, both on campus and remotely, and private study as indicated below.


3. The integration of linguistic knowledge i.e. vocabulary, grammar, functions, notions and knowledge of the Lusophone culture and the key skills of reading writing speaking and listening is appropriately served by the language classes through suitable presentations and plenty of practice through individual, pair and group work.


4. In common with other foreign languages, Portuguese requires substantial 'guided autonomous learning' activity which is catered for in the 45 hours of structured Guided Learning and 128 hours of guided independent study (including 30 hours of assessment preparation). Through this study, knowledge introduced and practiced in the classes is revised, consolidated and expanded, students learn to evaluate their own performance and develop a range of strategies for language learning.


5. To ensure the learning of the above outcomes is effective, formative feedback is given in two ways,


i) indirectly through self-assessment e.g. Through available answer keys and


ii) directly by the teacher e.g. In writing skills exercises which students carry out on a regular basis.





THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT IN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination62M20Conducted remotely
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2M60Coursework via VLE and Teams.
Written exercise2M20Submitted via VLE.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Aural Examination2MFormative tasks throughout the semester.
Oral Examination2MOral task. Formative tasks throughout the semester.
Written exercise2MFormative tasks throughout the semester.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge outcomes will be assessed by each of the modes of examination and testing defined above.

E-portfolio (60%) will assess students’ ability to produce and present their own writing and oral output through the means of several tasks through the year assigned by the teacher and submitted via VLE.- Writing This exam will test students' ability to write or type in the target language. In some cases students may be allowed to type their own answers provided that the spell check/grammar check has been disabled.


- Speaking - will test students’ ability to produce and present their own output orally and to discuss with a target language speaker

Reading Lists

Timetable