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: Wednesdays at 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Started October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 20 January - 24 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

How to apply

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: Mondays at 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 25 January 2021 - running until 5 July 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks: starting 25 January - 29 March 2021 Term 2: 10 weeks:  3 May - 5 July 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

How to apply

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: TBC 
  • Timeline: Starting TBC
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting TBC; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours),TBC
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

How to apply

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: TBC
  • Timeline: Starting TBC
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting TBC; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours),TBC
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

How to apply

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: TBC - please contact the L@L office if you are interested in this course: lalenquiries@le.ac.uk
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Fees: TBC

 

How to apply