Portuguese Language for International Mobility 2 MFL1029
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
This course, which enables the students to reach the A1.2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, is for students who have completed Language 1 or have some prior knowledge of the language. The four fundamental skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) continue to be developed. Additional grammar points and vocabulary are introduced and students continue to expand their awareness of Portuguese/Brazilian culture.
2 contact hours per week over 11 weeks
Requirements of Entry
D3 or above in LANGCTR1043 or MFL1028 or LANGCTR1051 or MFL1027, or at the discretion of the Programme Director.
Examination (1-hour duration) - 60%
Oral Exam (5 minutes) - 20%
Two x assessed language exercise - 10% each
Main Assessment In: April/May
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No
Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.
Oral assessments are not available for reassessment.
This course will provide the opportunity to:
■ build on students' foundation in spoken and written Portuguese;
■ widen students' knowledge of Portuguese grammar and linguistic structures;
■ familiarise students with further aspects of Portuguese/Brazilian culture and society.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Show understanding of written materials on various topics or subjects;
■ Read and write Portuguese texts on a variety of topics;
■ Converse in routine situations and describe these in simple but effective terms.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.