Portuguese Beginners Plus

City University London
In Islington (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Short course
  • Islington (England)
  • When:

This Portuguese Beginners Plus short course has been designed for people who have already had contact with the language through travels, a Brazilian partner or friends. The focus of this course is consolidation of basic communicative skills such as dealing with daily life situations and an introduction to aspects of Brazilian culture and way of life. Upon completion of the third term learners should be able to deal with basic daily life situations and demonstrate understanding of basic Portguese language structures.If you missed an October enrolment and you already have some knowledge of Portuguese, you can join the Portuguese Beginner Plus class in Term 2 or 3 but you will need to have your level assessed. You can do this by checking your level using our online guidelines.Why Choose a City Short Course?Delivered by native speakers, our Portuguese Beginners Plus short course is the ideal course for anyone who has completed our Portuguese Beginners course. The programme is taught over ten weeks in the evening at our central London location. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Wednesday 5 October 2016 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 1) CS1851 Apply Now Wednesday 18 January 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 2) CS1851 Apply Now Wednesday 3 May 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 3) CS1851 Apply Now Wednesday 5 October 2016 18:30 - 20:30 30 classes over 3 terms £550.00 (All terms) CS1851 Apply Now Tutor Info Joyce Vinocur has a BA in Literature and Translation (Mackenzie,...

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Basic IT training
Basic IT

Course programme

What will I learn?

Term 1

Topics covered

Greetings and introductions; nationalities; jobs; numbers; meeting people; leisure activities; time; eating and drinking; invitations; at the hotel; directions.

Grammatical structures

Verbs: ser, -ar,-er,-ir regular, estar, ir, ter, poder, preferir, querer in the present simple; possessive and demonstrative pronouns; masculine and feminine nouns; prepositions em and de + definite article; present continuous; imperative; comparatives.

Learning objectives

o Greetings
o Give and request personal information
o Bid farewell
o Communicate in the classroom
o Request information
o Suggest an activity
o Issue invitation
o Ask and say about time
o Order things
o Express gratitude
o Express desire and preference
o Request and give directions; complain.

Term 2

Topics Covered

Houses and flats; at the estate agent's; daily routine; Brazilian events throughout the year; Brazilian culture and art; parts of the body; health; appearance; character.

Grammatical Structures 

pretérito perfeito of regular verbs -ar, -er, -ir, ser, estar, ter fazer, querer, poder, dar, ver; time adverbs; adjectives to describe appearance and character; plural

Learning Objectives

o Describe things
o Make comparison
o Say where something is
o Talk about experience in the past
o Talk about daily routine.

Term 3 

Topics Covered 

Work; rights; jobs; professions; clothes; cultural differences; family; celebrations; immigration.

Grammatical Structures 

Pretérito imperfeito; verbs pôr, vir, vestir, trazer, saber, dizer; future; conditional; mais-que-perfeito.

Learning Objectives

o Give opinion
o Make agreement
o Confirm and define
o Describe something
o Offer help
o Express doubt, desire, worry and satisfaction
o Request permission
o Give advice
o Describe family relations

Additional information

Teaching and Assessment

There will be no formal assessment, but learning will be constantly assessed in the classroom.