Introduction to Portuguese Sign Language I

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

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ECTS Credits



130.0 €

General Objectives of the Course
Provide learners with linguistic and psycholinguistic skills in Portuguese Sign Language.
Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
Students will develop skills in communicating with a deaf person using LGP; Doing a presentation in LGP; giving information about the Deaf, Community and Its Culture, answer questions about a little 'story' told by a Deaf Person; recognizing variants in the way the Deaf communicate.
Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Continuous assessment (50%) - assessment exercises throughout the semester
Summative assessment (50% - final and mandatory) - at the end of each semester
Graduation Requirements

As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferential regime to assess our students’ knowledge which requires 75% attendance and completion of two assessment tests. Other elements such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.

Study Programme
1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2013
Start date (first year): 16-09-2013
End date: 21-12-2013
2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2014
End date: 31-05-2014