Portuguese Post-beginners (Level 2)
- Course: Wednesdays 6-8pm
Timeline: Starts 20 October 2021 - Ends 23 March 2022
Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)
These courses will be taught in a small group. Online courses have a minimum 8 and maximum 12 students; while On-campus courses have a minimum of 8 and maximum of 14 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.
Courses started online will remain online throughout.
Please note that courses taught On-campus could be moved online if the Covid-19 situation prevents face-to-face teaching, and for as long as it is required. This decision will be made by the Government and/or the University of Leicester to guarantee the safety of students and staff.
Terms run from October to December and from January to March. The full course comprises 60 learning hours. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks. There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments. You are welcome to join in the second term of a course if you have previous knowledge and experience of the language.Enrol now
You have reached level A1 or completed the Beginners (level 1) or you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group. You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess your level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.
- Talking about the past: personal biographies, CVs, childhood memories, past habits and routines
- Discussing what happened: health, accidents and mishaps
- Giving and following instructions: recipes, rules and regulations
- Giving advice and guidance
- Applying for jobs
- Describing personal qualities
- Making excuses and apologising
- Writing notes, letters and emails
Please note the course content is flexible and subject to change depending on the preferences of the group.
There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List.
It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class. The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required. With some languages there is the option for us to order textbooks on behalf of a class.
This course is taught in Portuguese and English. The Portuguese language taught at L@L prepares students to read texts, listen to audio files and watch videos in the Portuguese language regardless of its origin. Equally, it prepares students to interact with speakers in Portuguese in spite of their origin. Although people from different origins speak the Portuguese language with different and distinctive accents and may also use different words, the language it the one and the same. Likewise, the English, French and Spanish languages present similar differences. However, in all cases, the written language is the same and, with very few variations, follow the same grammatical rules.
Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the Portuguese language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Portuguese language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size is limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.
Upon completing the Post-Beginners level (2), you can progress onto the Intermediate level (3).