LANG10690 Portuguese General Purposes 2 (CEFR A1.2)

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is designed for students who already have some knowledge of the Portuguese language, but who wish to move beyond a basic level of competence and focus on the acquisition of the vocabulary, functions and structures necessary for everyday oral communication purposes. The objective of the module is to enable students to develop competence in a range of language tasks performed in familiar contexts. The module will provide the opportunity to explore aspects of Portuguese culture and society. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.


For more information about Applied Language Centre modules see https://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/glm/

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• give simple descriptions of people and events (spoken production)
• ask/answer questions about familiar topics and events (spoken interaction)
• understand simple phrases and information relating to basic personal needs (listening)
• find specific predictable information in everyday material such as e-mails, letters, etc. (reading)
• write about aspects of everyday life in simple linked sentences (writing)
• demonstrate awareness of aspects of Portuguese culture


Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level A1.2 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

46

Small Group

24

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Small group learning with interactive, task-based activities 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Having completed Portuguese for General Purposes 1, or a CEFR level A1.1 or equivalent in this language.

Learning Exclusions:

Students with Junior Certificate or Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in this language are not eligible to take this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Oral Examination Week 12 No Graded No

25

Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No

10

Examination: Written Examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

40

Attendance: Attendance and participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No

15


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is provided individually to students on the midterm exam in Week 7-8. Students can seek feedback on end of semester components, post-assessment.

Name Role
Dr Romeu Foz Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 15:00 - 16:50
Autumn
     
Spring
     
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Thurs 14:00 - 15:50
Spring