Brazilian Portuguese Lower Intermediate Stage 2

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 134 Conc £50 Full £259 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 18:45 - 20:45 11 MAC 06/01/2020 23/03/2020 LB2050

What will the course cover?

Review of Brazilian Portuguese lower intermediate stage 1 syllabus, imperfect and future tenses of some verbs, more adverbs, expressions of time and place, superlative of adjectives. More personal information, seeking the opinions of others, and clarifying their reasons for their ideas and actions. Offering help an asking for permission. Describe family relations and history in relation to the imigration to Brazil.

Who is the course for?

Students who want to improve their basic Portuguese in order to converse when travelling in a Portuguese-speaking country, for work or with Portuguese-speaking friends, and who also wish to improve their reading and writing skills.

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

You should be able to exchange information about: yourself and family / friends, your interests, order meals and drinks, go shopping, cope with money, timetables, getting around, using public transport, get accommodation, talk about holidays and travel, visits to the doctor.

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

Shop for clothes and shoes: specify types, sizes, price range Talk about something that happened in the past and in the future Talk about free time and entertainment, sport, cultural activities, make enquiries and book tickets Talk about your family and relatives and identify the relation to other member of your family Write good wishes messages for different situations. adult education

How is the course organised?

we use course books, handouts, worksheets; audio and videotapes, 'realia' (eg real menus, printouts of info from the internet etc). You will be encouraged to speak as much as possible in class, to work in small groups and pairs, to take an active part in your learning; and each lesson, to work on the four skills: listening (and understanding), speaking, reading and writing. Use of English is kept to an absolute minimum.

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

Reviewing and learning (by heart, if possible) what has been done in the class. Preparing for your next class (homework will be set). For best results, try hard to spend 15 minutes everyday doing some kind of language practice: listen to a tape, watch a video, read a bit, repeat, learn sentences/words by heart.

How will my progress be assessed?

You will be encouraged to assess your own progress with help from your tutor, who will monitor your achievements by question and answer, some written work, quizzes, questionnaires, games and some more formal achievement tests. You will need to keep a detailed portfolio of your coursework so that both you and your tutor can monitor and record your progress. Also the class Course File will hold a record of your progress – your Individual Learning Reord - which you must help to keep up to date.

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

Brazilian Portuguese Pre-Intermediate Stage 2

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

A course book – your tutor will advises. You will also need a Portuguese/English-English/Portuguese dictionary adult education

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and he 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.