Portuguese Language for International Mobility 1 (Sem 2) MFL1027

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This is an introductory course in Portuguese for students with no prior knowledge of the language. The course, which enables students to reach the A1.1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, introduces the four fundamental skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) with a focus on communication. Students will also develop some awareness of Portuguese/Brazilian culture.


2 contact hours per week

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses

Portuguese Language for International Mobility 1 - MFL1028




Examination (1-hour duration) - 60%

Oral Exam (5 minutes) - 20%

Two x assessed language exercise - 10% each

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ give students a foundation in spoken and written Portuguese;

■ familiarise students with key features of Portuguese grammar and linguistic structures;

■ introduce students to aspects of Portuguese/Brazilian culture and society.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Show understanding of simple written materials on various topics or subjects;

■ Read and write short Portuguese paragraphs on a variety of topics;

■ Hold a basic conversation, as well as ask and answer simple questions on the topics covered during the course.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.