Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese Language

Awarding body/institution 頒授機構 Macao Polytechnic Institute
Responsible school 負責學校 School of Languages and Translation
Endorsement  in the Official Gazette 政府公報批示 104/2016
Name of final award / programme Title 學位及課程名稱 Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese Language
Duration of study 學習年期 4 years
MPI programme code 理工課程編號 4LPDP
FHEQ level of award FHEQ學歷水準 Level 6

Academic units which will also be involved in teaching part of the programme
參與教學的理工其他學術單位

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Institution(s) other than MPI that will provide some teaching to the programme
參與教學的外界機構

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Programme outline 課程簡介
The student of “Portuguese Language” will develop skills in Portuguese Language, Culture and Literature, Didactics, Practicum, Psychology and Education Sciences, History, Economics and Society. He/she will also be allowed to elect one of two branches on the 3rd and 4th year. The two branches are: Teaching (A) and Portuguese Language and Culture (B). According to the branch he/she chooses, the student will be better prepared either to teach Portuguese or to work as a mediator between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries. This transdisciplinary training of professionals in the area of Portuguese as a Foreign Language will provide them with a creative spirit. This human training falls under the goals of creating an open and harmonious environment for the free expression of academic views and of encouraging students to work towards self-improvement, maturity, and a willingness to serve.

 

Programme objectives 課程目標

This programme aims to supply Macao and China with professional talents in Portuguese Language. In addition to a systematic introduction to the Lusophone world, this course emphasises the development of students’ humanistic quality and ability to apply their theoretical knowledge into practical work. These goals will be reached by several means, namely adoption of diverse teaching methodology (including interactive discussion), internship and one year of study in a Lusophone country. The ultimate aim of this course is to enable graduates to demonstrate competency in Portuguese Language, Cultures and Literatures of Portuguese-Speaking Countries, so that they can do research in these domains, teach in schools and universities, or work in government departments and other public/ private organisations.

What will you be expected to achieve? 期望達到的成效
By the end of this course, students should: speak fluently Portuguese and understand the Lusophone cultures; know how to do research in these domains; know the tools to teach Portuguese as a foreign language and apply them to real class situations; understand the realities of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries; know the cultures and history of Lusophone realities; analyse everyday life discourses and literary texts; be able to adapt theoretical knowledge to everyday life in Portuguese. The study cycle is organised to enhance training, which aims at a strong link between theory and practice. So, students will have the opportunity to learn a language through immersion and formal study during one year.
Academic content 學術內容
A1 Knowledge and awareness of the reality of the Portuguese-speaking world. Therefore the course is based on areas such as Linguistics, Literature, Didactics, Psychology, Social and Education Sciences.
A2 Knowledge and understanding: understanding Portuguese as a culture and as a foreign language as well as using and teaching it.
A3 Making judgements: critical argumentation when analysing linguistics and culture situations where Portuguese is the main language, leading to the discussion of related topics within the class.
Disciplinary skills‐ able to 學科技能
B1 Application of knowledge and understanding: ability to speak Portuguese in context, ability to associate various concepts; ability to use practical examples; ability to identify topics of Portuguese-speaking countries culture and history.
B2 Learning abilities: ability of studying autonomously; development of critical reflection; understanding the use of Portuguese in real contexts.
B3 Communication abilities: description of real situations of Portuguese language and culture uses; development of argumentation skills in Portuguese as a foreign language.
Attributes 特質
C1 To learn continuously within academia and beyond and to employ relevant information and knowledge in understanding different contexts.
C2 To acquire research skills and values that can provide different approaches to the use of Portuguese Language.
C3 Develop knowledge and a broad overview of the various skills needed to use the Portuguese Language as a C2 speaker as well as knowing how to teach it and/ or doing research on this field, depending on the chosen branch.
How will you learn? 如何學習

Active learning within a context of clear learning objectives will be promoted. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. Most modules have a weekly course element and some require collaborative group work. We expect informal work groups to emerge particularly in the more numerically based subjects. Clear guidance on basic and supplementary reading is given. It is considered important to develop the ability of students to undertake basic research through both practical and theoretical means and to develop the ability to write sustained and coherent narratives. In order to enable students to develop their skills we will offer extensive modules requiring independent work using written, oral and presentational skills.

How will you be assessed? 如何評核
Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, presentation and final examinations. Since the focus of the course is to learn a foreign language, students may expect oral assessment. Clear guidance on coursework requirement is given, emphasising approaches to coursework of various types and how to avoid plagiarism, together with rules and procedures. Examinations are typically of a three hour paper undertaken in exams period. Examination papers will be reviewed by an Internal Moderator and then by External Examiners. All exam papers go through a moderation marking procedure. All fail scripts together with a representative sample of intermediate scripts are sent to the External Examiners for quality control. Undergraduates have an opportunity to take supplementary exam and if they fail again, they have to re-sit the failed modules.
How is the programme structured? 課程架構
Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese Language
Course Title
科目名稱
Course Code
科目編號
Credits
學分
Course Selection Status
修課類別
Semester
學期

1st Year of Study 第一學年

Structures of Portuguese Language I PORT1131 4 Compulsory 1
Reading and Writing I PORT1132 6 Compulsory 1
Oral Comprehension and Expression I PORT1133 6 Compulsory 1
Language Lab I PORT1134 4 Compulsory 1
Structures of Portuguese Language II PORT1141 4 Compulsory 2
Reading and Writing II PORT1142 6 Compulsory 2
Oral Comprehension and Expression II PORT1143 4 Compulsory 2
Portuguese Culture PORT1145 3 Compulsory 2
Language Lab II PORT1144 3 Compulsory 2

2nd Year of Study 第二學年

This year will take place in higher education in Portugal.
Structures of Portuguese Language III PORT2131 6 Compulsory 1
Reading and Writing III PORT2132 6 Compulsory 1
Oral Comprehension and Expression III PORT2133 4 Compulsory 1
Topics in Portuguese-Speaking Countries Culture PORT2134 4 Compulsory 1
Structures of Portuguese Language IV PORT2141 6 Compulsory 2
Reading and Writing IV PORT2143 4 Compulsory 2
Oral Comprehension and Expression IV PORT2142 4 Compulsory 2
Literatures in Portuguese Language PORT2144 6 Compulsory 2

3rd Year of Study 第三學年

Portuguese Literature I PORT3131 4 Compulsory 1
Brazilian Culture and Literature I PORT3132 4 Compulsory 1
Cultures and African Literatures of Portuguese Language I PORT3133 4 Compulsory 1
Oral and Written Communication Techniques I PORT3134 4 Compulsory 1
Branch A - Introduction to Education PTEN3111 2 Compulsory 1
Branch B -  CPLP Countries Political Systems PCLP3111 2 Compulsory 1
Portuguese Literature II PORT3141 4 Compulsory 2
Brazilian Culture and Literature II PORT3142 4 Compulsory 2
Cultures and African Literatures in Portuguese Language II PORT3143 4 Compulsory 2
Oral and Written Communication Techniques II PORT3144 4 Compulsory 2
Branch A - Didactics of Portuguese as a Foreign Language I PTEN3121 4 Compulsory 2
Branch B - Portuguese-Speaking Countries: Geography and Territories PCLP3121 4 Compulsory 2

4th Year of Study 第四學年

Cultures and Lusophone Literatures of Asia PORT4131 3 Compulsory 1
Intercultural Education PORT4132 3 Compulsory 1
Branch A - Didactics of Portuguese as a Foreign Language II PTEN4111 4 Compulsory 1
Branch A - Didactic Materials Design PTEN4112 3 Compulsory 1
Branch A - Curriculum and Assessment PTEN4113 3 Compulsory 1
Branch A - Research in Education PTEN4123 2 Compulsory 1
Branch A - Psychology of Education PTEN4124 2 Compulsory 1
Branch B - History of Portugal and Portuguese-Speaking Countries  I PCLP4111 4 Compulsory 1
Branch B - Economy of CPLP Countries PCLP4112 3 Compulsory 1
Branch B - Portuguese in the Lusophone Countries: Varieties and Identities PCLP4113 3 Compulsory 1
Branch B - Language and Translation PCLP4114 4 Compulsory 1
Branch A - Teaching Practicum Seminar PTEN4121 4 Compulsory 2
Branch A - Teaching Practicum PTEN4122 10 Compulsory 2
Branch B - Literature and Arts PCLP4122 4 Compulsory 2
Branch B - Portuguese Language for Specific Purposes PCLP4123 4 Compulsory 2
Branch B - Methodology of Scientific Work PCLP4124 3 Compulsory 2
Branch B -  History of Portugal and Portuguese-Speaking Countries  II PCLP4121 3 Compulsory 2
What are the entry requirements? 入學條件
1. Secondary School Graduates (Form 6)
According to Article 28 of the Higher Education Law of Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR), article nº3, applicants being Grade 12 graduate or equivalent and upon successful completion of the entrance examination will be eligible to further his/her studies in a Bachelor degree programme offered by MPI. or According to article 28 of the Higher Education Law of MSAR, article nº9, applicants of age 25 or above and with special ability conditions need not comply with the above mentioned point. Upon successful completion of the entrance examination, the applicant will be eligible to further his/her studies in a Bachelor degree programme offered by MPI. Thus, those who reach the age of 25 before September 1st will also be eligible to participate in the entrance examination.

 

Note:
According to article 4 of Decree-Law 26/2003, the participants who have completed their secondary studies outside of Macao, need the recognition of the Committee for Recognition of Degrees, Diplomas, Curricula and Disciplines and Academic Equivalence before they are eligible to register.
2. Have passed the medical examination.
How do we listen and act on your feedback? 如何聽取及回應學生的回饋
All the classes have a class speaker that makes the straight connection with the programme coordinator. The course coordinator meets at least once per semester with the class speaker. At the school level, it’s also held a meeting per semester with the class speakers and the school director and the programme coordinators. Each semester the management board of the Institute meets the class speakers of all the schools, the alumni, heads of the administrative departments, all directors and all the programme coordinators.
Academic support 教學支援
The induction week before the start of the 1st semester of the 1st year provides introductory talks on all the services and support mechanisms available within the school and institute. The plasma screens within the school also update on timetabling, events and support services within the school. Students are assigned an academic advisor for them to consult on academic related support. Beyond this, the school also provides support services through a student advisor for non-academic matters. The virtual learning environment has information on the different modules and supervisory advice for dissertations. Students are also advised on the support services available in the Language and Learning Unit.
Programme-specific rules and facts 課程特定的規則及事項
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Support for disabled students 殘疾學生支援
Macao Polytechnic Institute has in place an institution‐wide policy to ensure that all student needs are taken care of and a supportive and accessible learning environment is maintained. When cases of special needs are notified or identified, special arrangements are made on a case‐by‐case basis with the joint effort of the programme and several student support services of the Institute, such as the Registry, the Student Affairs Office, the Computer Services Centre, etc. to provide the necessary support.
Links with employers, internship opportunities and transferable skills 與僱主的關係、實習機會及可轉移技能
The School has an Office of Internships, which aims to develop an internship programme suitable for training students; to promote contacts with entities and employers of various industries that receive our students; and to contribute for the integration of students into the labour market serving as a link between school, the Public Administration and the business world.

This Office, together with the programme coordinator and the teacher responsible for internships, prepare the students' allocation to the several training places, according to the objectives of the internship, the students' interests and the availability of places for the internship. During the internship period, students can still use all School services (libraries, study rooms, computer rooms, language labs...)