- Code PORT6501
- 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 Language Studies
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 laboratory. Throughout the semester, students are introduced to grammatical and syntactic 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
- demonstrate a functional knowledge of Portuguese grammar and lexicon;
- Demonstrate good 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 brief texts and descriptions using appropriate vocabulary and
grammatical structures; and
- recognise and appreciate cultural and traditional practices specific to Portuguese societies in the world.
Tutorial participation 10% (LO 1,2,3,4,5)Weekly tutorial oral exercises (recorded) 10% (LO 1,2,3,4,5)
Weekly tutorial preparation written exercsises 10% (LO 1,3,4,5)
6 quizzes 30% (LO 1,2,3 )
2 written assignments 20% (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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3126||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|