Portuguese 3: module 1

Course Dates: 17/09/19 - 03/12/19
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: EC Euston
Denise Delf

Suitable if you have studied Portuguese for about three years recently or have an equivalent level. We teach Portuguese from Portugal and Brazil- please check with the Languages department before enrolling if this could affect your choice of course.


What is the course about?

The course aims to provide further knowledge and understanding of the Portuguese language and to develop skills. It also gives an insight into the culture and way of life in Portuguese speaking countries.Please note that our tutors can be from any Portuguese-speaking country.

What will we cover?

A quick revision of some of the grammar seen in level 2, colloquial and formal languages, development of oral and listening skills, reading, discussions on specific topics to build up confidence and explore the language. Homework and written projects will be given for a complete integration of all skills.
Other topics will be negotiated at the start of the course.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- use some tenses of the subjunctive mode with more confidence


- internet lessons

- self-employment

- Portugal: the continent and the islands

- physical activity for the elderly

- beauty and youth

- the Amazon and São Paulo

- young people and the mobile phone

- superstition.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should be able to express yourself in Portuguese fairly accurately, specially the use of present, future and the various forms of past tense, and have studied Portuguese for at least three years.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Based on the tutor’s own materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Portuguese 3 lower module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

The teaching is excellent...well organized and lively. We had a small group ...no more than 9 or 10. The group was very friendly and helpful. We were varied in our abilities, but there was no pressure and it was good fun. I enjoyed the variety of backgrounds and ages and really looked forward to it each week.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 27/11/2018)
The course has the right mix of speaking/listening/reading/writing/grammar. The tutor is excellent and makes the lessons interesting and fun.
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Review by Karen / (Posted on 26/11/2018)
It covers a lot of ground but it is well planned. It is also fun. Expect to work quite hard. You will be exposed to both Brazilian and European Portuguese.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/11/2018)
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Course Code: LP311

Started Tue, eve, 17 Sep - 03 Dec '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00
Concession: £115.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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