10 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: HSS181, HSS281, HSS283, HSS383
Pre-requisites: GCSE grade A*, or AS-level grade B-D, or equivalent CEF A2/B1- qualification or learning experience in Portuguese. Computer literacy.


Aims/Description: This module is intended for students wishing to develop their proficiency in Portuguese beyond an excellent GCSE-level (or equivalent) for educational, professional and recreational purposes. With three contact hours per week, including a lab hour, the module builds on previously acquired linguistic competence and cultural knowledge to enable students to start communicating in a fairly spontaneous and accurate way with native speakers in a range of familiar yet more advanced oral or written situations, including, for instance, expressing one's opinions on current social issues or negotiating meaning. Particular emphasis is set on developing independent language and cultural learning skills through regular, semi-guided homework. Upon successful completion of the module, students should be able to perform at level B1 (Independent User) of the Common European Framework for Languages.

Restrictions on availability: Excluded units HSS181, HSS281, HSS283, HSS381, HSS383. This unit is only available to students with a GCSE grade A* or AS-level grade B-D in Portuguese or with an equivalent CEF A2/B1- qualification or learning experience.

Staff Contact: Sandra Henry
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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