Course

Portuguese: web-based and interactive course

Web-based Interactive Portuguese is a course with a modern, task-oriented approach. The course combines web-based self-study, independent study from a book and interactive one-to-one Zoom sessions with the tutor. The web-based self-study component is supplemented with effective language training on www.quizlet.com and study materials developed by the Language Centre. The focus is on speaking and listening skills.

After completing a course, you’ll be able to talk about daily activities, understand advertising and simple news items and give an opinion.

Portuguese web-based courses

Reference levels according to the CEFR:

  • Course 2 Elementary: Portuguese A2 
  • Course 3 Intermediate: Portuguese B1

Costs per course:

  • UM students: € 290
  • Staff and alumni: € 290
  • All other participants: € 360

Course 2 (Web-based 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​.

For more detailed information about the course click here.

Course material: PORTUGUÊS XXI-2 , Livro do Aluno, Nova edição
ISBN: 978-989-752-381-6  Português XXI 2 - Livro do Aluno - Português Europeu Língua Estrangeira - Métodos - Grupo LIDEL (audio online).

Your coach will give you specific study materials and research assignments as well.

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

Dates: starting date and schedule determined in consultation with your coach.

Course 3 (Web-based 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. Your coach will give you specific study materials and research assignments as well.

For more detailed information about the course click here.

Date: starting date and schedule determined in consultation with your coach.

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