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Brazilian Portuguese Beginners Stage 2

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 139 Conc £51 Full £247 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 18:45 - 20:45 11 MAC 07/01/2019 25/03/2019 LB2025

What will the course cover?

Travelling around town, shopping for food, housing in big cities, expressing your likes and dislikes, talking about daily routine situations, booking a restaurant, booking hotel accommodation, making complaints.

Who is the course for?

For those with a little knowledge of the language. PLEASE NOTE: THIS ISN'T FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS! If there is space in the class, you're welcome to try one out free of charge, to see if the level is right for you.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

You should be able to put a few basic sentences together (say your name, nationality, work, some numbers, the time, ordering food and drinks). See information sheet for Stage 1 for details.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

- shop for food: eg fruit and vegetables at the market - identify some places for shopping and services - express your likes and dislikes - talk about your work and/or hobbies and interests - book hotel accommodation and complain about it and the service - communicate using basic grammar structures in everyday situations.

How is the course organised?

It will be a group of about 12 (maximum of 16). Although the tutor will teach the grammar, students will be expected to take a very active part in class and work in pairs/groups, which will involve them taking part in role-plays and short discussions whilst learning/revising vocabulary and grammar structures. A variety of teaching methods will be used to meet all learning preferences, in order for students to learn whilst having fun and enjoying themselves. English is kep to a minimum.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

You will be expected to do some extra 1-2 hours a week of homework exercises and self-study. Students who have contact with people whose mother tongue is Portuguese should try and practice their Portuguese with them as often and as much as possible.

How will my progress be assessed?

Students will be given homework on a weekly basis, which will then be marked at home and returned to them with sensitive and constructive feedback. Informal tests will be given during each term (with some notice). Individual speaking development will be constantly evaluated through role-plays and small group discussions about simple subjects. Listening exercises will allow the teacher to assess the students’ ability to recognise individual sounds/words and the gist of more elaborate conversations. You must keep your own Individual Learning Record up to date with your tutor’s help.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Brazilian Portuguese Progress Beginners Stage 3

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

You will have to buy the recommended book. Your tutor will advise. You will also need a Portuguese/English-English/Portuguese dictionary. Students focusing on Brazilian Portuguese should choose one printed in Brazil. You will need a ring binder and a writing pad or a notebook. Visit www.bbc.co.uk/languages for more material.

What support is available?

Help with literacy and numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available in the Guide or from teaching or Reception staff.