Portuguese Year 1 (Beginners)

City University London
Em Islington (Reino Unido)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Reino Unido)
  • Quando:
    Setembro 2017

The focus of this Portuguese Beginners course is on practical communication and provides an introduction to the Brazilian way of life and culture. It runs over three terms that progressively build upon one another.Upon completion of the third term, learners should be able to introduce themselves and others in Portuguese, deal with everyday situations in restaurants, hotels, shops and at the doctor’s, talk about future plans, past experiences and daily routines, along with other basic skills related to daily life situations.Please note that the focus is on Brazilian Portuguese, although this course allows for some references to European Portuguese.LEVEL: Term 1 of the Portuguese Year 1 course is aimed at complete Beginners - for students with no prior knowledge of the language. Term 2 and term 3 of this course are aimed at students with some basic knowledge of the language. If you would like to join the Portuguese Year 1 course in January or April 2016, please make sure you have the correct level by using our online guidelines. Why Choose a City Short Course?Delivered by native speakers, our Portuguese Beginners short course is taught over ten weekly evening sessions in the heart of London. Challenging but rewarding, the Portuguese Beginners course is perfectly suited to those working full time or anyone looking to improve their language skills and knowledge. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Thursday 6 October 2016 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 1) CS1837 Apply Now Thursday 19 January 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 2) CS1837 Apply Now Thursday 4 May 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 3) CS1837 ...

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Início Localização
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Reino Unido
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O que se aprende nesse curso?

Basic IT training
Basic IT
Skills and Training
Skills and Training


What will I learn?

Term 1

Topics covered

First contact, names, nationalities, address, professions, numbers, meeting other people, the clock, leisure activities, time, restaurant, bar, invitations, food, at the table

Grammatical structures

Verbs: regular -ar/-er, ser, ir, poder, ter, gostar de, estar and querer, feminine and masculine nouns, personal pronouns, possessive pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, preposition + article, future in 'ir'.

Learning objectives

o   Meeting people

o   Listening and responding to requests for personal detail

o   Spelling

o   Communicating in class

o   Inviting and accepting/declining invitations

o   Asking and telling the time

o   Asking for information

o   Ordering food and drink

o   Thanking somebody

Term 2

Topics covered

Hotel reservations, problems with service, directions, traffic signs, homes, estate agent's, daily life in Brazil, special dates in Brazil, Brazilian art and poetry

Grammatical structures

Verbs: regular -ir, fazer, preferir, past simple of regular -ar/-er/-ir, ser, estar, ir, ter, fazer, querer, poder, dar, possessive pronouns dele/a, comparatives, prepositions of place, prepositions of time, pronouns direct object .

Learning objectives

o   Expressing preference, desire, doubt, happiness, unhappiness

o   Giving and understanding directions

o   Making complaints

o   Describing objects

o   Making comparisons

o   Saying where things are

o   Describing past activities

o   Talking about the daily routine


Term 3

Topics covered

Parts of the body, health, sport, character, Brazilian art, work, jobs, career, clothes, social meaning of clothes, invitations, past events; cultural differences

Grammatical structures

Verbs: ver, ter que, precisar, por, vir, vestir X vestir-se, past imperfect:routine in the past, description in the past, simultaneous actions in the past, background action, future, conditional

Learning objectives

o   Describing people

o   Expressing taste, likes and dislikes, desire, worry

o   Talking about health

o   Giving an opinion

o   Taking sides

o   Disagreeing

o   Offering help

o   Giving advice

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Teaching and Assessment

The emphasis in this course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.Classroom activities will include: role-playing, class room discussion, pair and group work, work on pronunciation and intonation as well as grammar in context. Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework. All evaluation will take place in a relaxed and informal setting.