Portuguese 2 lower: module 3 intensive
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBP235
Duration: 4 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to provide further knowledge and understanding of the Portuguese language and to develop all 4 language skills. Since most of our langauge courses start with module 1 in the September term, this is an opprotunity to get back in sync with the main programme.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Quick revision. Portuguese grammar, the various forms of the past tense, colloquial and formal language, development of oral skills. Listening comprehension, reading, written projects and homework will be given for a complete integration, development and consolidation of all language skills.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about actions in the past which happened before another past action took place
- talk about tourism and ecology
- compare things and express an opinion
- gain an insight into aspects of Portuguese-speaking countries' way of life and culture.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Level 2 lower course: students should have studied Portuguese for about a year recently and should be able to express themselves in Portuguese in the simple forms of present, past and future, and to communicate, using basic everyday situations.
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?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The course is based on the tutor's own materials but if a text is recommended, please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Portuguese 2 upper module 1: in September. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.