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Portuguese Complete Beginners.


Complete beginners. This course is suitable for complete beginners or for those who know only a few words of Portuguese.

No prior knowledge of the language is necessary.

What will I learn?

The emphasis throughout our courses is on effective communication and on building a firm foundation in the four key skills of SPEAKING, LISTENING, READING & WRITING. The specific emphasis during this course is on Speaking & Listening

By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Listen to and identify information from short extracts in the target language.
- Make simple requests and provide basic information, taking part in a short conversation of at least 2 or 3 exchanges.
- Read short texts and dialogues.
- Write short sentences correctly.

Subject contents/Topics to be covered:

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

Greet someone correctly, respond to greetings, take your leave at any time of the day

Introduce yourself and your family simply

Say where you live and where you are from

Give and ask for basic personal details, and details about employment

Order a drink and snack in a café

Order a meal in a restaurant, express likes and dislikes, ask for and pay the bill

Spell names

Apologise and interrupt

Using numbers 1-100

Ask about the availability of hotel accommodation

Tell the time, recognise and refer to days of the week, months of the year and seasons

Teaching/learning methods:

During this course, all teaching will be undertaken online via Zoom.

Conversation, reading, listening, role play, pair and group work, audio, video, occasional games, authentic materials.

What examinations will I be able to take?

You will work towards the ABC Entry 3 Award in SPEAKING & LISTENING in Portuguese. (ABC is the Awarding Body). This accreditation is based on work done in class or at home to build up a small portfolio there are no examinations. The ABC registration fee has been included in the course fee.

In this Unit the assessment focus of the portfolio will be on SPEAKING and LISTENING but the other skills of Reading & Writing will be developed as well during the course. For further information see the ABC Accreditation Learner Information Sheet on our website.
CALAT Examination and Assessment Appeals Procedure:
Learners who wish to appeal against the result of an examination or assessment should within 20 days of being notified, contact their course tutor or the relevant Centre Examinations Officer for advice on the correct appeals procedures.

Assessment pattern:

Continuous assessment based on work done in class and at home to build up a small portfolio which will then be internally and externally verified.

Additional costs to students:

Text book: To be advised by the Tutor during the first class. Students are advised not to buy any text books before the course starts.

What extra work will I need to do outside the classroom?

Approximately one hour per week going over work done in class, doing exercises and learning vocabulary.

Equipment/information needed to participate in class:

This course will be delivered online via Zoom. You will need to have a webcam and a microphone in order to participate fully. You will also need a current e-mail address so that your Tutor can send you the invitation to join his/her online classroom. You will need to ensure you supply your e-mail address when you enrol so that you are able to participate from the start.

Progression opportunities:

Completion of this course will enable students to join a continuation Portuguese course next academic year, subject to satisfactory enrolments.


Portuguese Complete Beginners ABC Entry 3 Speaking & Listening

  • Reference DEL216-20
  • Start Date: 11 Mar 2021
  • End Date: 01 Jul 2021
  • Course Duration: 15 weeks
  • Time: Thu 18:00 - 20:00
  • 10 places available
Fee BandAmount
Full Fee183.90
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