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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: POR1008 Module Title: PORTUGUESE STAGE 1 ERASMUS
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: LCP201
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: LEFEVRE S Ms (Lang & Trans)
Number of credits: 5 Number of ECTS credits: 2.5
Module Availability
Both semesters, two hours per week
Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
by the setting of writing and oral tasks (which may include a project)
by the setting of writing and oral tasks
There will be ongoing assessment by the tutor, taking into account the students’ contributions to class and oral work, as well as their fulfillment of homework tasks.
Module Overview
No previous knowledge of Portuguese is required
Module Aims
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module students will be able to:
  • understand the gist and detail of language spoken at basic level
  • communicate and respond confidently to simple information orally
  • understand the gist and detail of written language at a basic level
  • write simple messages and letters.
For Socrates students only: In addition, students will be able to carry out satisfactorily a substantial linguistic assignment which tests language skill at a higher level of proficiency.

Students will have acquired:
  • an understanding of the basic grammatical concepts and structures of Portuguese, as well as the rules of pronunciation and intonation.
  • a basic vocabulary in the named topics.
  • some understanding of Portuguese society.
Module Content
Topic areas
  • social introductions
  • personal details
  • age/family/where live/nationality
  • counting/spelling/addresses/days/months/time
  • expressing likes and dislikes/hobbies/daily routine
  • basic transactions (shopping, café, buying tickets)
  • giving/understanding directions
  • writing messages and postcards
  • pronunciation /alphabet /spelling
  • definite, indefinite articles
  • genders
  • plural
  • verbs:
    • present tense (regular and key irregular)
    • reflexive verbs (introduction)
  • simple commands
  • immediate future
  • ‘ser/estar’; ‘há’
  • personal pronouns (basic)
  • possessive pronouns
  • adjectives
  • negation
  • questions
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Emphasis is placed on training in listening, speaking and reading skills by means of pair and group work and individual presentations in the language. Teaching will be in the target language as far as possible, and material drawn from a variety of sources, including audio and video tapes, will be exploited. Consolidation of learning will be by the practice of language skills inside and outside the classroom, using a variety of means, including computer-assisted language learning.
Selected Texts/Journals
Discovering Portuguese (BBC)

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