• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Portuguese
  • Areas of interest European Languages, International Relations, Translation Studies, Latin American Languages, Latin American Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Catherine Travis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course continues to build on Introductory Portuguese I, and develops further the students' reading, writing and conversational skills at an advanced beginner's level with Portuguese as the only medium of instruction. Teaching is based on a communicative approach to language learning simulating real-life situations in the classroom as well as in the language-learning centre. The course also continues to introduce and expand on cultural aspects and traditional knowledge related the Portuguese speaking world through the language classes. 

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. demonstrate a sound functional knowledge of Portuguese grammar and lexicon;
  2. demonstrate fluent communicative skills that allow them to discuss a variety of topics confidently in Portuguese;
  3. read, comprehend and understand more complex literary and non-literary texts;
  4. write brief texts and short essays using appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures; and
  5. show good understanding of cultural and traditional practices specific to Portuguese societies in the world.

Indicative Assessment

Four quizzes, 10 min each, (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]
Four written assignments, 500 words each, (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4]
Four tutorial oral exercises, 8 min each, (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Oral exam (recorded), 15 min, (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5]
Reflective Essay, 1500 words (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Tutorial preparation and participation, (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 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

To enrol in this course you must have completed PORT6501 or have an equivalent level of language competency as demonstrated by a placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. Incompatible with PORT1002.

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed texts will be listed on the Course Wattle site.

Assumed Knowledge

PORT6501.

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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8126 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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