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 NEW COURSE 2020

This NEW COURSE starts in January 2020. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms.  Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week.  The first ten lessons will run until the end of March 2020.  The consequent ten lessons will run from the end of April to the beginning of June 2020, when the course will be completed.  You can enrol for the complete course - 20 weeks - or just one term - 10 weeks.

Wednesdays 6 - 8 pm
●  Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 29 January 2020
●  Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours) resuming 29 April 2020

Fee

● Full course 20 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours), January to July 2020
● 1 term 10 weeks - £110* (30 learning hours), January to March 2020

This course will be taught in a small group: Minimum 8 and maximum 16 students.

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

Payment and enrolment is done online - please click the enrol now button to register and to go through to the registration process.

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Timetable (courses started in October 2019)

These courses started in October 2019. You are welcome to join in this course if your have some knowledge in the language.

Courses comprise 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. The first ten lessons took place from October to December 2019. You can join in the second term from January 2020 (10 weeks). The consequent ten lessons will run until the end of March 2020, when the course will be completed..

Mondays 6 - 8 pm
●  Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming 20 January 2020

Fee

1 term 10 weeks - £110* (30 learning hours), January to March 2020

This course will be taught in a small group: Minimum 8 and maximum 20 students.

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

Payment and enrolment is done online - please click the enrol now button to register and to go through to the registration process.

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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

Course book

There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List.

It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class.  The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required.  With some languages there is the option for us to order text books on behalf of a class.

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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2019-2020 Term Dates

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

Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

Monday 7 October – Saturday 14 December 2019

Term 2: Spring term (10 weeks)

Monday 20 January – Saturday 28 March 2020

Term 3: Summer term (10 weeks)

Monday 27 April – Saturday 4 July 2020

Summer School (2 intensive weeks)

Monday 15 – Friday 26 June 2020

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