Portuguese Post-beginners (level 2)

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You can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners (level 1) Course.

Timetable

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 have taken place in Term 1. 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.

We are currently offering the following course.

Thursdays 6 - 8 pm
●  Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming 18 January 2018

Fee

● Half course 10 weeks - £130* (30 learning hours), January to March 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 A1 or completed the Beginners (level 1) 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

  • Talking about the past: personal biographies, CVs, childhood memories, past habits and routines
  • Discussing what happened: health, accidents and mishaps
  • Giving and following instructions: recipes, rules and regulations
  • Giving advice and guidance
  • Applying for jobs
  • Describing personal qualities
  • Making excuses and apologising
  • Writing notes, 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 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. 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 Post-beginners level (2), you can progress onto the Intermediate level (3).

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Contact Details

e: lalenquiries@le.ac.uk

t: +44 (0) 116 252 2662

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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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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.