Brazilian Portuguese 2019

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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 for Beginners

From 21st September to 23rd November 2019

Course duration: 10 weeks / 20 hours

Lessons: 2 hours per week

Saturdays 11.00 – 13.00

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 Lower Intermediate

From 18th September to 20th November 2019

Course duration: 10 weeks / 20 hours

Lessons: 2 hours per week

Wednesdays 18.00 – 20.00

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 Advanced

From 19th September to 21st November 2019

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).