Portuguese Beginners (level 1)

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This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Portuguese (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Timetable

This NEW COURSE will start in February 2018. Each full course comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week; mostly on evenings (6-8 pm) and also on afternoons (3-5 pm).

The first ten lessons will take place as follows:

Lesson

Date

Lesson 1

Tue 13.2.18

Lesson 2

Tue 20.2.18

Lesson 3

Tue 27.2.18

Lesson 4

Tue 6.3.18

Lesson 5

Tue 13.3.18

Lesson 6

Tue 20.3.18

Lesson 7

Tue 27.3.18

EASTER no lesson

Tue 3.4.18

Lesson 8

Tue 10.4.18

Lesson 9

Tue 17.4.18

Lesson 10

Tue 24.4.18

The course will then resume on 1 May 2018 and will continue until 3 July 2018.

You can enrol for the complete course - 20 weeks - or for just one term - 10 weeks.

Tuesdays 5 - 7 pm
●  Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 13 February 2018
●  Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming 1 May 2018

Fee

● Full course 20 weeks - £200* (60 learning hours), February to July 2018
● Half course 10 weeks - £105* (30 learning hours), February to April 2018

Reduced Fee for Undergraduate Students

All University of Leicester Undergraduate Students can benefit from a one-off 33% discount offer. When you register, please select any of the two Undergraduate Fee options (10 weeks or Full course) and enter your university Student number as required on the questionnaire.

● Full course 20 weeks - £135* (60 learning hours), February to July 2018
● Half course 10 weeks - £70* (30 learning hours), February to April 2018

*Includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

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Timetable (courses started in October 2017)

This course started in October 2017. Each full course comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week; mostly on evenings (6-8 pm) and also on afternoons (3-5 pm). The first ten lessons will have been completed by Christmas. The second part of the course, 10 further lessons, will resume in January 2018 until the end of March when the course will be completed.

You are welcome to join in this course if you have previous knowledge of the language. Alternatively, you may want to consider enrolling onto a NEW COURSE starting from scratch on EVENINGS.

We are currently offering courses as follows:

Mondays 6 - 8 pm
●  Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming 22 January 2018

Fee

● Second term: 10 weeks - £105* (30 learning hours), January to March 2018

*Includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

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Entry level

No previous knowledge of Portuguese is required. Although it would be beneficial, the course is suitable for absolute beginners.

Course content

  • Expressing a range of greetings
  • Describing yourself and exchanging personal details
  • Describing your family and friends
  • Reading timetables
  • Making plans
  • Talking about hobbies
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Directions
  • Describing your own home town/city
  • Ordering in a bar/restaurant
  • Going out
  • Meeting friends
  • Shopping

Our approach

This course is taught in Portuguese and English. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the Portuguese language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Portuguese language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. Lessons are planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression route

Upon completing the Beginners level (1), you can progress onto the Post-beginners level (2).

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Contact Details

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t: +44 (0) 116 252 2662

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SUMMER SCHOOL 2018

Join in the the SUMMER SCHOOL 2018.

2-week intensive courses in:

Reduced UNDERGRADUATE Fees

Undergraduate students enrolling into NEW Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Latin or Portuguese courses Starting in January 2018 can benefit from a reduced fee.

2017-2018 Term Dates

Classes run during the University terms and take place during evenings, afternoons and Saturdays:

Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

Monday 9 October – Saturday 16 December 2017

Term 2: Spring term (10 weeks)

Monday 22 January – Saturday 31 March 2018

Term 3: Summer term (10 weeks)

Monday 30 April – Saturday 7 July 2018

Summer School (2 intensive weeks)

Monday 18 – Friday 29 June 2018

Please note Languages at Leicester courses will be running during University of Leicester Reading Weeks.