Portuguese Intermediate (level 3)

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You have reached the A2 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed the Post-beginners (level 2) Course.

Timetable

This course will start in October 2017. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. The first ten lessons will have been completed by Christmas and the consequent 10 lesson will run from January until the end of March when the course will be completed. You can enrol for the complete course - 20 weeks - or for just one term - 10 weeks.

Wednesdays  6 - 8 pm
●  Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 11 October 2017
●  Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming 24 January 2018

Fee

● Full course 20 weeks - £250* (60 learning hours), October 2017 to March 2018
● Half course 10 weeks - £130* (30 learning hours), October to December 2017

This course will be taught in a small group: Minimum 6 and maximum 12 students.

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

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Entry level

You have reached level A2 or completed the Post-beginners (level 2) or you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group.

You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess your level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.

Course content

  • Describing past events: what happened and the context providing descriptive details
  • Talking about health: comparing healthy and unhealthy habits and giving advice
  • Discussing the environment and the weather
  • Giving advice and guidance
  • Talking about jobs and making applications
  • Describing personal qualities
  • Discussing money and the cost of living
  • Writing formal letters and emails

Please note the course content is flexible and subject to change depending on the preferences of the group.

Our approach

This course is taught in Portuguese; English is used when necessary or requested by students in particular situations or grammar explanations. 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. The group size is limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression route

Upon completing the Intermediate level (3), you can progress onto the Upper-intermediate level (4).

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Contact Details

e: lalenquiries@le.ac.uk

t: +44 (0) 116 252 2662

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Our language courses will be included on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) transcript.

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Modern Languages at Leicester, part of the School of Arts, offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees combining French, Spanish and Italian with each other and with other academic subjects. We also offer degrees in translation and interpreting.

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NEW Courses 2018

Enrolments for courses starting in January 2018 will open on 1st December 2017.

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.