Learning Portuguese 2A - Intermediate Portuguese - LA500

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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5 15 (7.5)


Prerequisite: HISP3010 (Learning Portuguese 1B – Beginners' Portuguese), or equivalent level.





Key grammatical structures and cultural background will be taught through the means of purpose designed Portuguese language course books, video and audio materials. Students will also have access to these materials and Portuguese television channels for self-study in the media lab.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 30

Method of assessment

• Written Coursework (300 words) – 20 %
• Reading In-Course Test – (45 minutes) – 20 %
• Writing In-Course Test – (45 minutes) – 20 %
• Listening In-Course Test – (45 minutes) – 20%
• Oral In-Course Test (5 minutes) – 20%

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List:

Tavares, Ana (2006), Português XXI (Level 2 – StudentBook). Lisboa/Porto: Lidel
Tavares, Ana (2006), Português XXI (Level 2 – ExerciseBook). Lisboa/Porto: Lidel
Hutchinson, Amélia and Janet Lloyd (2003), Portuguese: an Essential Grammar, 2nd ed., New York/London: Routledge.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

8.1 Understand messages and announcements;
8.2 Read short stories and find specific information;
8.3 Communicate in routine situations;
8.4 Maintain social conversation;
8.5 Recognise understand and elaborate different types of written text (messages, postcards, formal and informal letters, recipes, small newspaper articles, etc.).

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