Portuguese 3 (Upper-) Intermediate

Course description Portuguese 3 (Upper-) Intermediate
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5182KL04B
Teacher(s):
  • T.E. Vailati MA
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 200
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Portuguese 1 (Beginners) and Portuguese 2 (Pre-Intermediate).

Description

This course builds on the intermediate written and oral communication skills developed over the courses of Portuguese 1 and 2. Topics concerning modern lusophone societies and cultures are integrated into language learning through an interactive programme of language acquisition.

Course objectives

This course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, to an high intermediate level. Course-book and other additional, including authentic, materials will be used in the development of communication skills through practical written and oral exercises (individual and group-based). The course will expand students' knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and awareness of register. Students will develop key skills, such as presentation skills in Portuguese, team work, working to deadlines. These are integrated into language-specific, practical application of language skills in a variety of contexts, such as for example report writing; debating etc.

Target level for Portuguese 3 in terms of the Common European Framework:

  • Listening: B1+
  • Reading: B2
  • Speaking: B1
  • Writing: B1

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lower of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first two (2) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 140 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: (4 hours per week over 12 weeks) 48 hours
  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 86 hours
  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Written exam and quiz
  • In-class oral/listening performance

Weighing

Partial Grade Weighing
Reading 20%
Writing 20%
Speaking 20%
Listening 20%
Participation 20%

End grade

To successfully complete the course, please take note that the end grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance and exams.

Resit

If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.

Retaking a passing grade

Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.

Exam review

How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for tutorial groups. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard for this course, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

  • Vailati, Tecia E. Apostila 3 (Reader). This reader will be available for free download on Blackboard.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis can be found here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

T.E. Vailati MA

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.

Remarks

This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.

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