Course

Portuguese language course

From the very first group lesson, an experienced teacher will help you build on your vocabulary and understand how the language works. You’ll use traditional learning methods as well as online learning tools, such as Google Classroom and social media. The course not only focuses on speaking and listening skills. Additional work on grammar, as well as reading and writing skills, will support you in the language learning process. Your teacher will be a (near-) native speaker, and the group lessons will be conducted in Portuguese. Instructions will only be given in Dutch or English if it’s absolutely necessary.

After completing the second module, you will be able to communicate in Portuguese in everyday situations.

Please note: due to the COVID-19 situation, we will provide this course in an online setting.

Portuguese courses

For available times for the courses below, please see the course dates and the registration form. The registration form shows the currently available groups.

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Reference levels according to the CEFR:

  • Beginner: Portuguese A1(PT-A1)
  • Elementary: Portuguese A2 (PT-A2)
  • Intermediate: Portuguese B1 (PT-B1)

Portuguese A1 (PT-A1)

Portuguese A1 is suitable for people with no prior knowledge of Portuguese.

Once you have finished this module, you will be able to:

  • greet people as well as introducing yourself and others;
  • ask for their personal details and give them to them;
  • place and describe things;
  • talk about daily activities, including the days and time;
  • talk about your home, your clothes;
  • talk about family and someone's character and describing their appearance;
  • ask about products and prices in shops, transport options, or ordering something in a restaurant;
  • accept or reject an invitation;
  • talk about leisure, holidays and cultural activities;
  • ask and point the way, giving instructions;
  • learn to have simple conversations in the present, past and future. 

You also learn about the differences between Portuguese of Portugal and Brasil​.

 

Course material

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate A1: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Portuguese A2 (PT-A2)

Portuguese A2 is intended for people with basic knowledge of Portuguese and people who successfully completed Portuguese A1. An intake is necessary when you have no certificate of A1.

Once you have finished this course, you will be able to:

  • Both in the present, future and past tense talk about everyday activities such as work, study, leisure, holidays, shopping, health and lifestyle;

  • telling about yourself, your present and your past;

    giving your opinion on various things;

  • understand advertisements and instructions;

  • talking about films, documentaries, parties;

  • talk about the weather;

  • talk about stress, (healthy) food and sport;

    understand simple news items;

  • talk about current topics, e.g. climate change;

    talk about cultural differences.

You also learn about the differences between Portuguese of Portugal and Brasil​.

Course material

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate A2: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Portuguese B1 (PT-B1)

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Portuguese B1 is intended for people with basic knowledge of Portuguese and people who successfully completed Portuguese A2. An intake is necessary when you have no certificate of A2.

In this course you will learn:

  • give presentations on a current topic and lead a discussion;
  • read and comment on articles/texts from the media;
  • talk about topics such as culture, food, society, climate, tourism, technology;
  • understand simple radio messages and interviews;
  • expressing doubts and your opinion, arguing;
  • express dreams, wishes, and feelings;
  • talk about unreal circumstances and situations;
  • use Portuguese expressions;
  • about the difference between the Portuguese of Portugal and the Portuguese of Brazil.

 

Course materials

  • PORTUGUÊS XXI - 3, Livro do Aluno Nova edição! ISBN: 978-989-752-382-3. Via Lidel.pt

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate B1: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Registration and intake

You can register for a module by using our registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation.

No intake is needed. Just register for the beginner’s course if you have no knowledge of the language yet or would like to start from the beginning.  You can register for a second course if you have prior knowledge and believe the higher level better suits your need. During the first lesson the teacher reserves the right to advise a lower or higher level if better suited given your current knowledge level.

Costs per course

  • UM students € 295
  • UM staff and alumni € 360
  • All other participants € 460

Certificate and ECTS credits

After successfully completing a course, you will receive a certificate. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend at least 12 of the 14 lessons, be present at the final exam and have satisfactory results. One course is worth 3 ECTS credits. Whether these credits are acknowledged depends on your faculty. Please consult with your faculty / home university if these credits will be accepted as part of your programme.