Portuguese

Portuguese FlagPortugal has a population of just over 10 million, so why is Portuguese spoken by 250 million people around the world? One word: Brazil. It is also the official language of eight countries: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guine-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, and São Tome and Príncipe. It is also spoken in the Portuguese islands of Madeiras and Azores… if you're thinking of heading that way.

Portuguese is the third most spoken European language (after English and Spanish) as well as the fastest growing language of Europe (with Spanish). Brazil is currently the 5th largest economy in the world. It therefore makes sense in the global economy to study Portuguese.

Portuguese Beginners (Level 1)

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Portuguese (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Session information: October 2020
Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting October 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming January 2021
Fees: Full course 20 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours), October 2020 to March 2021; 1 term 10 weeks - £110* (30 learning hours), October to December 2020

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Portuguese Post-beginners (Level 2)

You can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners (level 1) Course.

Session information: October 2020
Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting October 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming January 2021
Fees: Full course 20 weeks - £260* (60 learning hours), October 2020 to March 2021; 1 term 10 weeks - £135* (30 learning hours), October to December 2020

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Portuguese Intermediate (Level 3)

You have reached the A2 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed the Post-beginners (level 2) Course.

Session information: October 2020
Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting October 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming January 2021
Fees: Full course 20 weeks - £260* (60 learning hours), October 2020 to March 2021; 1 term 10 weeks - £135* (30 learning hours), October to December 2020

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Portuguese Upper-intermediate (Level 4)

You have reached the first half of the B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate (level 3) course.

Session information: October 2020
Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting October 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming January 2021
Fees: Full course 20 weeks - £260* (60 learning hours), October 2020 to March 2021; 1 term 10 weeks - £135* (30 learning hours), October to December 2020

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Portuguese Advanced (Level 5)

You have reached the full B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade A or B) and/or completed the Upper-intermediate (level 4) course.

Session information: October 2020
Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting October 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming January 2021
Fees: Full course 20 weeks - £260* (60 learning hours), October 2020 to March 2021; 1 term 10 weeks - £135* (30 learning hours), October to December 2020

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