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Fri 18 Oct, Fri 25 Oct, ... Fri 6 Mar 2020
18:00 - 20:00

Venue: 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: Portuguese Advanced
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Fri 18 Oct, Fri 25 Oct, ... Fri 6 Mar 2020

Description

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At advanced level the focus shifts slightly towards reading and writing whilst still offering plenty an opportunity for oral communication. The syllabus is more topical and the contents feature many a cultural, historical, political and current affairs theme. While the grammar is analysed within a context, explicit grammar instruction becomes an integral part of the course.

One of the aims of the advanced level courses is also presentation skills as the courses aim to cater for the academic needs (i.e. research, conferences) of the students.

More detailed information is available on our website.

NB: Advanced courses are official, award-bearing University qualifications.

Please also note that the certificates and transcripts are usually issued in July.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): B2

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 18 Oct 2019   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
2 Fri 25 Oct 2019   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
3 Fri 1 Nov 2019   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
4 Fri 8 Nov 2019   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
5 Fri 15 Nov 2019   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
6 Fri 22 Nov 2019   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
7 Fri 29 Nov 2019   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
8 Fri 17 Jan   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
9 Fri 24 Jan   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
10 Fri 31 Jan   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
11 Fri 7 Feb   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
12 Fri 14 Feb   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
13 Fri 21 Feb   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
14 Fri 28 Feb   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
15 Fri 6 Mar   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 17 Mill Lane Teaching Room 4 map Cynthia Rocha
Topics covered

Talking about the Lusophone countries

  • Describing cities and monuments in detail
  • Explaining the relevance of a landmark
  • Discussing particular characteristics of the Lusophone countries’ traditional celebrations
  • Talking about past experiences and how things used to be in the past
  • Discussing historical events and their effects
  • Talking about languages, culture and linguistic variation
  • Discussing the characteristics of the Portuguese language, its similarities and

differences in the Lusophone countries/regions.

  • Talking about literary texts, their characteristics and relevance
  • Talking about Cinema in Portuguese
  • Analysing the characteristics and topics of the films in Portuguese language
  • Differentiating formal and informal language uses
  • Expanding the vocabulary range and expressions to use the language in formal

contexts

  • Discussing relevant topics of the current affairs in the Lusophone Countries
Objectives

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking: contribute effectively to meetings and seminars within own area of work or keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency, coping with abstract expressions.
  • Reading: read quickly enough to cope with an academic course, to read the media for information or to understand non-standard correspondence.
  • Writing: prepare/draft professional correspondence, take reasonably accurate notes in meetings or write an essay demonstrating the ability to communicate.
  • Communicate fluently whilst maintaining a high degree of grammatical accuracy;
  • Apply their language skills effectively in a broad variety of contexts including academic ones;
  • Use relevant language registers and acquire an understanding of the main aspects of the historical, political, economical, cultural and linguistic situation of the countries where the language is spoken;
  • Understand current affairs and other audio/visual items from the media;
  • Conduct research in the target language;
  • Speak in public and deliver presentations in the target language;
  • Acquire necessary skills to retrieve and use multimedia online resources in the target language;
  • To empower the learners and establish them as life-long language learners.
Aims
  • To develop the language skills needed to understand and express complex ideas and opinions in real-time oral/aural situations and to improve the presentation skills in the target language;
  • To deepen the knowledge and enhance the appreciation of the cultures of the countries where the language is spoken, as well as of the varieties of the spoken language;
  • To equip learners with the necessary knowledge, learning tools and skills that will establish them as independent and successful lifelong language learners.
Format

Presentations, practicals and online learning

System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Charging
  • Students Fees: £285 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £320 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (Raven log in), once the course has started.
Duration

Fifteen taught sessions of two hours plus online learning

Frequency

Once per year

Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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