Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LP530
Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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?
Please discuss with your tutor.
Christina Baum is a Brazilian-British Portuguese and English teacher (CELTA), literary translator and writer based in London. She has over 20 years’ experience in teaching and believes that effective learning means a fun experience. She teaches all levels of Portuguese and English. As a translator, she has translated several books into Portuguese, including Pulse by Julian Barnes, Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala and We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She has also translated from Portuguese into English for the BBC, Channel 4, The Guardian, the British Council and Instituto Moreira Salles. She has nine years’ experience in running literary festivals, across three continents (Flip, Palfest, London Literature Festival and São Paulo International Litfest). She holds a BA and MFA in Creative Writing (Birkbeck, University of London), and has just finished the first draft of her non-fiction book English and Me: A Life Translated.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.