What is the course about?
The course aims to provide further knowledge and understanding of the Portuguese language and to develop the 4 language skills. It also gives an insight into Portuguese-speaking countries' cultures and ways of life.
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?
We will continue developing all four skills, with emphasis on speaking and listening.Homework will be given for a complete integration of all skills.
Topics: to be decided with the group in the first lesson.
Grammar: revision-to be agreed with the group.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Be able to use all tenses confidently including the subjunctive and talk about all the topics discussed during the course.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be able to express yourself in Portuguese fairly accurately, especially the use of present, future and the various forms of past tense and use of the subjunctive and you will have studied Portuguese for at least five 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 5 module 3. Please enrol early to avoid disappointment.