Portuguese : a journey for beginners in summer

Course Dates: 07/07/20 - 16/07/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Denise Delf

Learn basic phrases and expressions commonly used in everyday life on this intensive beginners course. The emphasis will be on developing your listening and speaking skills. A self-contained course based on the tutor's own materials. Please note your tutor may be Portuguese or Brazilian - check with the Languages department before enrolling if this could affect your choice of course.


What is the course about?

The course aims to give students a basic knowledge of Portuguese, enabling them to understand how the language works and to start communicating in Portuguese in various situations.

What will we cover?

The course will cover Portuguese grammar, idiomatic expressions, both colloquial and formal language.

Students will also 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 yourself and others

-ask for accommodation/book into a hotel room

-ask for and give/understand directions

-order food and drinks from restaurants and cafés

-invite someone to go out.

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

No previous knowledge is required on this course - complete beginners.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide. You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers 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?

Based on tutor's own material.

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

Portuguese beginners: module 1 in September. However, you will be revising some of the work already covered in this introductory course. Alternatively, there is a beginners: module 2 starting in January..Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


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Great introduction to Portuguese, very short and fast paced course but a lot of information covered
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Course Code: LBP01

Tue+Thu, eve, 07 Jul - 16 Jul '20

Duration: 4 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £129.00
Concession: £129.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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