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 wikis, blogs 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.

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:

  • For Portuguese 1: A1 (PT-1)
  • For Portuguese 2: A2 (PT-2)

Portuguese 1 (PT-1)

Portuguese 1 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 introduce yourself and others;
  • ask for and provide personal details;
  • get around in shops, restaurants and public transport;
  • talk about hobbies, holidays;

  • give instructions;

  • express yourself in past, present and future tenses;

  • conduct simple conversations about daily activities;

  • describe people’s character and appearance;

  • learn about he differences between Portuguese of Portugal and Brasil.

 

Course material

  • Português Século XXI:  Nova edição 1 ISBN: 9789460306266

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

A new round of courses starts in February 2019.

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

Portuguese 2 (PT-2)

Portuguese is intended for people with basic knowledge of Portuguese and people who successfully completed Course 1. An intake is necessary when you have nog certificate of A1.

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

  • express yourself in different tenses, past, present and future;
  • understand advertising;

  • give an opinion;

  • talk about the weather;

  • understand news items;

  • compare people or objects;

  • talk about cultural differences;

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

Course material

  • Português Século XXI:  Nova edição 2 ISBN: 9789460309632

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

A new round of courses starts in February 2019.

Certificate A2: 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 completing a module, you will receive a certificate and three ECTS credits. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend at least 12 of the 14 lessons, be present at the final exam and obtain satisfactory results. To have these credits included on your degree certificate, you must submit a request to your Board of Examiners. Whether these points are granted depends on your faculty.