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.

Key Information

  • 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.

This course will be taught in a group size of a minimum 8 and maximum 12 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

DUE TO COVID-19 this course will begin online.  If there is an opportunity for us to resume face to face classroom teaching on campus we will do so providing all learners can access the campus. 

This course will start in October and run for 20 weeks (4 week break over Christmas), lessons will resume in January 2021. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. 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.

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Entry level

You have reached the first half of the level B1 or completed the Intermediate (level 3) 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.

Course content

  • Describing past events: what happened and the context providing descriptive details
  • Talking about health: comparing healthy and unhealthy habits and giving advice
  • Discussing the environment and the weather
  • Giving advice and guidance
  • Talking about jobs and making applications
  • Describing personal qualities
  • Discussing money and the cost of living
  • Writing formal letters and emails

Please note the course content is flexible and subject to change depending on the preferences of the group.

Resources

The tutor will advise of any textbook that maybe required at the start of the course.

Our approach

This course is taught in Portuguese; English is used when necessary or requested by students in particular situations or grammar explanations. 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.

Progression

Upon completing the Upper-intermediate level (4), you can progress onto the Advanced level (5).