Portuguese beginners: module 1

Course Dates: 18/09/19 - 04/12/19
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Isabel Dos Santos

Suitable for complete beginners.We teach Portuguese from Portugal and Brazil- please check with the Languages department before enrolling if this could affect your choice of course.

Description

What is the course about?

The course aims to give students basic knowledge of Portuguese, enabling them to understand how the language works and to start communicating in Portuguese in various situations.Please note that our tutors can be from any Portuguese-speaking country.

What will we cover?

Portuguese grammar, colloquial and formal language, idiomatic expressions. The students will have the opportunity to develop their oral, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills.

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

-greet people and introduce yourselves and others

-give personal information

-talk about yourselves and your family

-tell the time

-invite people to go out (accept and reject)

-order food and drinks.

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

No previous knowledge of Portuguese is required.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g using money, telling the time, etc).

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

Please note, 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?

The course is based on the tutor's own materials but you might want to purchase a book + CD for home study. Please ask the tutor.

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

Portuguese beginners: 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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Review by a / (Posted on 01/04/2019)
A fantastic introduction to the Portuguese language, a great teaching style and I cannot wait to continue my learning in the next module.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 26/03/2019)
I truly enjoyed this course, fantastic and friendly teacher.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn a new language.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 12/12/2018)
What a lovely way to start learning Portuguese, both European and Brazilian. Covered helpful vocabulary and always had time for questions.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 05/12/2018)
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Course Code: LP113

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Wed, day, 18 Sep - 04 Dec '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £135.00
Concession: £103.00

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