Brazilian Portuguese

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If you are not a complete beginner and you are not sure of  your level,  please contact us before starting enrolment procedures.

All the language courses outlines are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – a guideline, organised by the Council of Europe, that describes the achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and worldwide, providing a method of assessment in teaching which applies to all languages in Europe.

 

Brazilian Portuguese Beginners Course

From 22nd April to 8th July 2017

Course duration: 10 weeks / 20 hours

Lessons: 2 hours per week

Saturdays 10.30 – 12.30

Course description

The topics for this course are: first contacts around, arranging meeting time and place, eating and drinking, day-to-day activities. You will know how to greet and introduce yourself and other people, ask and give personal information, tell the time, talk about daily activities, make plans/invitations, order food and drinks, expressing likes and dislikes and talk about past activities.

Grammar: alphabet, personal/possessive/demonstrative pronouns, main prepositions, modal verbs (main ones), present simple, nouns: masculine/feminine, plural/singular, immediate future, present continuous and simple past (introduction).

 

Brazilian Portuguese for Spanish and Italian Speakers Course

From 22nd April to 8th July 2017

Course duration: 10 weeks / 20 hours

Lessons: 2 hours per week

Saturdays 10.30 – 12.30

 Course description

The topics for this course are: first contacts around, arranging meeting time and place, eating and drinking,daily routine (present and past),  getting around, parts of the house and body. You will know how to greet and introduce yourself and other people, ask and give personal information, tell the time, talk about your present and past daily routine and events, make plans/invitations, order food and drinks, express likes and dislikes. You will be able to express wishes and doubts, confirm something/complain, ask for directions/location, give advice, define and identify things, express contentment,  compare and contrast.

Grammar: alphabet, personal/possessive/demonstrative pronouns, main prepositions, modal verbs, present simple, nouns: masculine/feminine, plural/singular, immediate future, present continuous, question words, irregular verbs, imperative form, past tenses (perfeito x imperfeito), prepositions of place, comparative, further work on pronouns, more plural nouns and adjectives.

Brazilian Portuguese Elementary Course

From 18th April to 20th  June 2017

Course duration: 10 weeks / 20 hours

Lessons: 2 hours per week

Tuesdays 18.30 – 20.30

Course description

The topics for this course are: daily routine (present and past),  getting around, parts of the house and body. You will know how to talk about your present and past daily routine and events, express wishes, preferences and doubts, to confirm something/to complain, ask for directions/location, to give advice, to define and identify things, to express contentment, to compare and contrast and to talk about past activities and events.

Grammar: irregular verbs, present continuous (revision), imperative form, past tenses (perfeito x imperfeito), prepositions of place, comparative, further work on pronouns, more plural nouns, more adjectives.

 

 Portuguese Lower Intermediate Course

From 18th April to 20th June 2017

Course duration: 10 weeks / 20 hours

Lessons: 2 hours per week

Tuesdays 18.30 – 20.30

Course description

The topics for this module are: people’s characteristics, sports, Brazilian art, jobs/work, clothing, invitations: intercultural differences. You will learn how to describe people and things, express preferences, talk about health issues, express empathy, disapproval, wishes, concerns in a more elaborate way.

Grammar: superlative II, contrasting past tenses (review), pluperfect, future (review), some conditional tenses and subjunctive mode (introduction to present tense).

 

Brazilian Portuguese Intermediate Course

From 19th April to 21st June 2017

Course duration: 10 weeks / 20 hours

Lessons: 2 hours per week

Wednesdays 18.30 – 20.30

Course description

The topics for this module are: family, parties/festivals, immigration in Brazil, tourism, ecology and nature, the regions in Brazil, stereotypes, influences and traditions in the Brazilian culture. You will learn how to further express preferences, certainty, possibilities, hopes, give advice, compare, express empathy.

Grammar: revision of present/past/future tenses, adverbs, indefinite pronouns, double negative, passive voice, participle, more prepositions, subjunctive tenses.

 

Brazilian Portuguese Upper Intermediate Course

From 20th April to 22nd June 2017

Course duration: 10 weeks / 20 hours

Lessons: 2 hours per week

Thursdays 18.30 – 20.30

Course description

The topics for this module are: Brazilian regional differences and economic issues, services, politics and History, literature and Brazilian musical movements.You will learn how to give advice, debate and move between different registers: persuading, theorising, story-telling, arguing.

Grammar: advanced use of ser / estar and por / para, appropriate use of tenses, a closer look at the subjunctive, slang and idioms, regional variations in Brazilian Portuguese.

 

Brazilian Portuguese Advanced Course

From 20th April to 22nd June 2017

Course duration: 10 weeks / 20 hours

Lessons: 2 hours per week

Thursdays 18.30 – 20.30

Course description

The topics for this module are: the Portuguese world, Brazilian poetry and art, school, university, careers, the job market, popular beliefs, radio, TV and press. You will learn how to ask for and give opinions about activities, express hope and convictions, express uncertainties and possibilities and wishes/contentment/doubts. Promising/offering to do something and express indifference/trust.

Grammar: passive voice with verb to be (ser), passive voice with -se, double past participle, conditionals, subjunctive mode (present, future and past).