10 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: HSS180, HSS181, HSS282, HSS283, HSS381
Pre-requisites: MLT132I

GCSE Grade C OR equivalent OR successful completion stage 1, semester 1 module

Aims/Description: The aim of this module is to develop the basic knowledge and practical communicative skills acquired in MLT103. The main grammatical concepts, forms and structures will be introduced and rehearsed. Learners will acquire a vocabulary of approximately 1,000 words, enabling them to communicate fluently in a variety of everyday situations. Learners will attain a level of linguistic proficiency approximately equivalent to that required to obtain a grade A at GCSE. On completing the course, they should be able to: talk about actions in the past and immediate future; ask for exactly what they want in shops, offices and hotels; express likes, dislikes, emotions and physical sensations; give simple instructions; say what they can, must, or would like to do. The module will consist of 36 hours of class contact (in tutorial groups of 16-20) and learners will be expected to undertake a further 64 hours of private study. Assessment will be through class tests.

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

Staff Contact: Dr Laurent Semichon
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Speaking in class tests

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

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