10 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: HSS180, HSS280, HSS282
Pre-requisites: For students with no previous knowledge or with grade D/E at GCSE

Aims/Description: The aim of this module is to provide an introductory grounding in the practical language skills a learner would be likely to deploy during a brief visit to a foreign country. Primary emphasis will be placed on understanding and using the spoken language, but students will also be expected to perform straightforward reading and writing tasks, involving the ability to comprehend simple notices and instructions, fill out short forms and make brief notes. Basic aspects of grammar will also be introduced and rehearsed. The module will comprise 36 hours of class contact (mainly in tutorial groups of 16-20). Students will be expected to undertake approximately 64 hours of private study. Teaching will be delivered predominantly in the foreign language. Assessment will through class tests.

Restrictions on availability: Students with grades A*, A or B in GCSE Portuguese may not take this module

Staff Contact: Dr Laurent Semichon
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: class tests totalling 3 hours

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Modern Languages Teaching Centre):

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