- Class Number 5892
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Fabricio Tocco
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
- Fernanda Franceschini Lorza
This course builds on Introductory Portuguese I, and develops further the students' reading, writing and conversational skills at an advanced beginner's level with Portuguese as the medium of instruction. Teaching is based on a communicative approach to language learning simulating real-life situations in the classroom and beyond. The course also continues to introduce and expands on cultural aspects and traditional knowledge related the Portuguese speaking world through the language classes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate functional knowledge of Portuguese grammar and lexicon;
- discuss a variety of topics confidently in Portuguese;
- read and understand literary and non-literary texts;
- write descriptive texts and short essays using appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures; and
- show good understanding of cultural and traditional practices specific to Portuguese societies in the world.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- As part of their daily practice in class.
- As part of their daily homework.
- During office hours and by email.
- As indications and/or corrections on assignments.
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Chapter 8: Giving commands and asking for directions|
|2||Chapter 8-9: Describing and itinerary, vocabulary related to travelling and holidays|
|3||Chapter 9: Giving suggestions, direct objects and simple past|
|4||Chapter 10: Direct objects and simple past|
|5||Chapter 10-11: Describing the parts of a house, talking about sports||First in-class Writing Assignment|
|6||Revision of first half of the semester||Midterm|
|7||Chapter 11: Imperfect past tense, prepositions and pronouns|
|8||Chapter 11-12: Imperfect past tense and compound past|
|9||Chapter 12: describing pain and talking about the human body and indirect object, regular and irregular participles||Second in-class Writing Assignment|
|10||Chapter 13: Past Perfect, direct and indirect speech, discussing work related issues, doing a job interview|
|11||Chapter 14: Distinguishing some differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese and Future Perfect||Oral test|
|12||Chapter 14 Revision of the whole course||Final test|
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|In-Class Writing 1 (Week 5, 10%)||10 %||1,3,4,5|
|Midterm Exam (Week 6, 15%)||15 %||1,2,3,4|
|In-Class Writing 2 (Week 9, 20%)||20 %||1, 3, 4, 5|
|Oral Exam (Week 11, 20%)||20 %||1, 2, 3, 5|
|Final Exam (Week 12, 30%)||30 %||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Class Participation and Performance (throughout semester, 10%)||10 %||1,2,3,4,5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,4,5
In-Class Writing 1 (Week 5, 10%)
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Midterm Exam (Week 6, 15%)
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4, 5
In-Class Writing 2 (Week 9, 20%)
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5
Oral Exam (Week 11, 20%)
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Final Exam (Week 12, 30%)
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Class Participation and Performance (throughout semester, 10%)
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You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
All assessment items, quizzes, written assignments, tutorial oral exercises and oral presentations will be returned online on Wattle.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policy
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Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
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Dr Fabricio Tocco
Fernanda Franceschini Lorza