LaTrobe-Portuguese Beginners 2B/3B

Subject 922-033 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two hours of practical classes and a 1-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: .

This subject will be offered subject to numbers of enrolments and staff availability.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: .


Ana Maria Ducasse

Subject Overview:

This subject constitutes a more advanced level practical introduction to Portuguese language and to Brazilian and Portuguese culture. As in the case of Portuguese Beginners 2A/3A, students will acquire the language through a range of activities including language laboratory exercises, computer-aided tasks, role-play in small groups and the study of a wide spectrum of audio, video and written materials.

Objectives: .

Oral performance including role-play dialogues 10%, aural comprehension and transcription exercises 10%, attendance and participation in classes 10% and oral exam 10%; written work including weekly assignments 20% and four short grammar tests 20%; and one 1.5-hour final exam 20%. Students must pass the end of semester written test in order to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • enhanced analytical skills;

  • enhanced observational skills;

  • enhanced communication skills.

  • enhanced critical skills.


Special enrolment arrangements apply. Students must contact the Faculty of Arts Office for application forms and further details. This subject is dependent on the availability of specialist staff and funding, and sufficient student enrolments.

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