When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Florence Marfo
  • Course Code W21LUSO04A

What you will learn

Consolidate your basic knowledge of Portuguese and commonplace aspects of culture in the Portuguese-speaking world. Learn to communicate in a wider variety of everyday situations (e.g. ordering meals and making bookings). Start to develop fluency by familiarising yourself with present forms and simple expressions used to make requests. The tutor speaks Brazilian Portuguese.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • express simple obligations (e.g. tenho que)
  • get by when in a Portuguese-speaking country by learning key tourist vocabulary (e.g. quero visitar)
  • consolidate use of present forms (estou fazendo, estou a, costumo)

Cost

  • Full fee
    £160
  • Concession fee
    £120
  • Class format and activities

    Practise all four skills, collaborating with class mates, and develop independent learning skills. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e.: progression to an advanced- level course. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor.

    Entry requirements

    This course is suitable for beginners or those who have followed Stage 1 Units 1 and 2 this year or last. For more information, please contact the Languages Department on: 020 7450 1836.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Regular work is given to be done at home to support and consolidate your learning. You should therefore dedicate some time for this on a weekly basis. The tutor uses Moodle (the virtual learning environment) to post material from the lesson and help you prepare for forthcoming lessons. It is important that you have access to a computer for the duration of the course and that you consult Moodle at least once a week. There is free computer access in the college library.

    What you need

    If required, a course book will be negotiated at the start of term. Please bring your own device, and a notebook and file to each lesson. Regular work is given to be done at home to support and consolidate your learning. You should therefore dedicate some time for this on a weekly basis. Access to IT equipment is required in order to access your remote lesson by Microsoft Teams and homework on the Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) for independent study between lessons.

    What you can do next

    Your tutor will advise you.