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: Starting 14 October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 14 October - 16 December 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 20 January - 24 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

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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: Mondays at 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 12 October 2020 - running until 22 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 12 October - 14 December 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 18 January - 22 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

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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: Wednesdays at 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 14 October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 14 October - 16 December 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 19  January  24 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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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: Tuesdays at 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 13 October 2020 - running until 25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 13 October 15 December 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 19 January - 23 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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

 

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