Brazilian Portuguese Lower Intermediate Stage 3

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 20/04/2020 13/07/2020 LB3050

What will the course cover?

Recap and practise further all the grammatical structures studied so far, plus how to combine perfect and imperfect tenses, the present of the subjunctive, verbs in the passive voice, adverbs and use of pronouns.

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 talk with confident about something that happened in the pastm describe your family relations, express doubts, ask for permission and give advice. You should be able to write simple messages and be confident using the perfect and imperfect past tenses

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

You'll be able to cope confidently with emergencies - accidents, losing things, thefts, illnesses. Make plans for the future. Use more complex written language for letters, e-mails,messages. Express certainty, incertainty, possibility, hope, feelings Talk about the weather Talk about the Brazilian regions and stereotypes adult education

How is the course organised?

We use course books, handouts, worksheets; audio and videotapes, 'realia' (eg real menus 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 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, which you must help to keep up to date.

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

Brazilian Portuguese Intermediate

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

A course book – the tutor will advise. 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.