Portuguese (Brazilian)

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Brazilian Portuguese - Level 1

Level: Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Not Required

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 1 course are not expected to have any previous knowledge of the language.  The aim of level 1 is to introduce students to the language, the culture and basic grammatical concepts and to equip them with the skills to communicate at an essential level in a target language context.

Potential Topics: Welcome to the course, introduction alphabet, numbers 1-10, basic greetings; Giving personal information (name, age, where you live); Talking about our family, descriptions; Places in town and directions;  At the restaurant; Shopping; Transport; Countries.

Learning outcomes: Students will have developed a beginner’s vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above so that they can communicate at a basic level in the language.  Students will understand basic words and phrases.  Students will be able to formulate simple sentences.

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Brazilian Portuguese - Level 2

Level: Post Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Not Required

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 2 course should either have completed level 1, or have only a basic previous knowledge of the language. The aim of level 2 is to develop basic language skills, the culture and basic grammatical concepts and to equip them with the skills to communicate at an post-beginners level in a target language context.

Potential Topics: Practical Spelling – Numbers (up to 100) Phonetics/letter patterns; Describing the home/ accommodation; Booking a hotel; Directions 2 – prepositions etc; Describing family members; Shopping 2 – (currency, change, preference); Transport; Weather.

Learning outcomes: Students will have developed a post-beginner’s vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above, enabling them to hold a simple conversation in the language. Students will understand frequently used words and phrases. Students will be able to formulate sentences.

 

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Brazilian Portuguese - Level 3

Level: Intermediate
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Not Required

 

Learning Objectives: Students taking the level 3 course should either have completed level 2, or be familiar with frequently used vocabulary and have a strong beginner’s knowledge of the language. The aim of level 3 is to further develop basic language skills; cultural awareness and grammatical ability, and further develop communication skills in the target language context.

Potential Topics: Numbers – Dates – Ordinals – Phone numbers; Letter writing; Talking about our family, descriptions; Education and Occupation; Numbers 2 – Making practical use of numbers, arithmetic; Daily Routine; At the Station (Train/Bus/Airport); Time

Learning outcomes: Students will have developed a post-beginner’s vocabulary in the topic areas outlined above which should give them the confidence to hold a conversation in the language. Students will understand frequently used words and phrases. Students will be able to formulate sentences.