• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Elisabeth Mayer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a basic knowledge of Portuguese grammar and lexicon;
  2. Demonstrate communicative skills that allow them to ask questions, directions and discuss a variety of topics confidently in Portuguese;
  3. read, comprehend and understand short literary and non-literary texts;
  4. write short texts and descriptions; and
  5. recognise cultural and traditional practises specific to Portuguese societies in the world. 

Indicative Assessment

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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Workload

130 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

Incompatible with PORT6501

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed texts will be listed on the Course Wattle site.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3125 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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