- Code PORT1001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Portuguese
- Areas of interest European Languages
This course is a practical introduction to the Portuguese language. It is designed to develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills at the novice level through a communicative and culture-based approach. Students acquire the language largely through simulated real-life situations in the classroom as well as in the language-learning centre. Throughout the semester, students are introduced to grammatical structures and training in learning strategies is provided. By immersing themselves in the language, they develop a knowledge and understanding of culture and traditions in Portuguese-speaking countries around the world.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of Portuguese grammar and lexicon;
- Demonstrate communicative skills that allow them to ask questions, directions and discuss a variety of topics confidently in Portuguese;
- read, comprehend and understand short literary and non-literary texts;
- write short texts and descriptions; and
- recognise cultural and traditional practises specific to Portuguese societies in the world.
Tutorial participation 10% (LO 1,2,3,4,5)
Tutorial oral exercises (recorded) 10% (LO 1,2,3,4,5)
Tutorial preparation written exercises 10% (LO 1,3,4, 5)
Quizzes 40% (LO 1,2,3 )
Written assignments 10% (LO 1,3)
Oral exam 20% (LO 1,2,4,5)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: communicative practise and learning in language tutorials; and
b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing in preparation for the weekly language tutorials.
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- 6 units
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