Portuguese Upper-intermediate (level 4)

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You have reached the first half of the B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate (level 3) course.

Timetable (course started in October 2019)

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

 

It comprises 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.

This course will be taught in conjunction with the Intermediate course. The tutor will differentiate activities to support the progress and attainment of students according to their abilities.

Tuesdays 6 - 8 pm
●  Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming 21 January 2020

Fee

● 1 term 10 weeks - £135* (30 learning hours), January to March 2020

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.

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

You have reached the first half of the level B1 or completed the Intermediate (level 3) 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 Upper-intermediate level (4), you can progress onto the Advanced level (5).

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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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