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.
What will we cover?
After a quick revision at the start of the course, we will continue to develop oral and listening skills, reading, discussions on specific topics to build up confidence and explore the language. A revision of the more challenging grammar points, which will be negotiated with the students at the beginning.
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...
- other Portuguese speaking countries
- voluntary work and unemployment
- happiness and what makes us happy
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be able to express yourself in Portuguese fairly accurately, especially using the present, the future and the various forms of past tense. You should 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 4 module 1. Please enrol early 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