PORTUGUESE INTRODUCTORY LEVEL 1

SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1N123206
Module Leader Lionel Quidu
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Economics
Trimesters
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

No prior or very little knowledge of the language

Summary of Content

In this module, learners will be presented with an introduction to the language 'Ab Initio'. They will become familiar with the basic grammatical structures of the language as well as its pronunciation, building up a solid repertoire of vocabulary. Practical communication skills, both written and spoken, will be acquired. GSBS will continue to use the advancement of GCU Learn as a blended learning tool through its teaching and learning as well as through engagement with students. GSBS will ensure that all modules are GCU Learn enabled and with the support of the Learning Technologists at the cutting edge of development of online materials. Academic staff and the Learning Technologists will continue to work together to develop and operate all modules on GCULearn to ensure student support and information sharing. Students are provided with formative and summative feedback via a variety of mechanisms. Feedback on coursework is provided within 3 working weeks of submission.

Syllabus

Talking about yourself and others : nationality, job, family, age, housing Describing daily routine and time Socialising : ordering food and drink Travel Invitations Future plans Talk about past experiences using Imperfect Indicative

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:o Exchange personal information and follow instructions in Portugueseo Sustain simple exchanges of conversation in Portuguese in a social context o Complete short written texts in Portuguese with sufficient level of grammatical and lexical accuracy to ensure communicationo Understand written Portuguese at a basic levelo Understand spoken Portuguese at a basic levelo Gain a basic understanding of Portuguese and Brazilian cultures

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Teaching is theme based and delivered through student -centred classroom activities including individual, pair and group work Regular independent homework is submitted for formative evaluation so that student progress can be monitored . Assessed coursework towards the end of Semester A provides the learner with further feedback on progress made . A wide variety of resources are used including course books with accompanying CD's and exercise book, on-line videos and written material.

Indicative Reading

-567 Books and articles: Portuguese XXI Student book and Exercise book Reference books - dictionaries : -360b7 European Portuguese: Dicione1rio Moderno de Ingleas-Portugueas / Portugueas-Ingleas (Porto Editora, 2013). ISBN 978-972-0-01475-7; -360b7 Brazilian Portuguese: Michaelis Dicione1rio Escolar Ingleas (Michaelis, 2008). ISBN 9788506054925 Reference books - grammar: -360b7 Amelia P. Hutchinson; Janet Lloyd, Portuguese: an Essential Grammar (Routledge, 2003) ISBN 978-0-415-30817-5 -567 Alexander R Prista, Essential Portuguese Grammar (Dover) ISBN 9780486216508 Online sources: BBC Talk Portuguese/ Various free web based resources

Transferrable Skills

By the end of this module students will have gained competence in the following key areas: Understanding information in written Portuguese. Understanding information when listening to Portuguese. Interpreting and conveying basic meaning in English of aural and written Portuguese.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 7.00
Independent Learning (FT) 149.00
Seminars (FT) 44.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% COURSEWORK 1 Language Exercises - 1 hr 10%Listening skills - - 1 hr 10%Creative writing - 1 hr 10%Oral Interview - 10 min 20%OVERALL 50 %COURSEWORK 2 Language Exercises - 1 hr 10%Listening skills - - 1 hr 10%Creative writing - 1 hr 10%Oral Interview - 10 min 20%OVERALL 50 %
Coursework 2 n/a 50.00 35% COURSEWORK 1 Language Exercises - 1 hr 10%Listening skills - - 1 hr 10%Creative writing - 1 hr 10%Oral Interview - 10 min 20%OVERALL 50 %COURSEWORK 2 Language Exercises - 1 hr 10%Listening skills - - 1 hr 10%Creative writing - 1 hr 10%Oral Interview - 10 min 20%OVERALL 50 %