Portuguese rapidamente: module 1
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.
Course Code: LP101
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to give students basic knowledge of Portuguese, enabling them to understand how the language works and to start communicating in Portuguese in various situations. This course, together with module 2 and module 3 covers year one and two (Portuguese beginners and Portuguese 2 lower). Expect more homework than in other courses.
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?
Topics: greetings and introductions, alphabet and spelling, the numbers, the time, talking about yourselves and family, at the cafe, at the hotel
Grammar: verbs to be, to have, to go, present and near future tenses, regular and irregular conjugation of the verbs, colloquial and formal language
The students will have the opportunity to 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 yourselves and others
-give personal information
-talk about yourselves and your family
-talk about daily routine
-tell the time
-talk about leisure activities
-invite people to go out (accept and reject)
- book a room at a hotel
-order food and drinks.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge of Portuguese is required, thought this is recommended for learners who have studied another Romance language before (Spanish, French, Italian or Romanian).
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 book 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 rapidamente module: 2 . Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Denise Suzzara Delf started teaching Italian and English as a foreign language in Brazil. She moved to the UK in 1993 where she has been living ever since. As she wanted to continue her career in teaching, she completed the TEFL and Modern Languages course at Westminster College in 1994. She then started teaching Portuguese as a foreign language in adult education colleges. Denise has also done some work for Westminster Council as a language assistant in secondary and primary schools and has prepared private students for GCSE and A-level Portuguese. Denise has 26 years’ teaching experience in the UK and currently teaches Portuguese courses from beginners to level 4 at the City Lit.
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.