Portuguese Beginners

Course information

The language course Portuguese Beginners is for those who have no knowledge at all of the Portuguese language. During the course you will quickly develop a basic knowledge of reading, writing, speaking and listening in Portuguese. Basic grammar and vocabulary are also an important part of the course.

Portuguese Beginners is the perfect course for you if you want to learn the basic principles of Portuguese, for example for holiday, work or study. Things you will learn include how to ask for directions, to ask what time it is, to count, colours, ordering food and buying a ticket for public transport. You will be able to understand responses, provided they are spoken slowly and clearly. This knowledge will enable to you use Portuguese in a hotel, shop, bank or estate agent, for example.

Upon completion of the course you will be able to talk about yourself and your immediate surroundings. You will be able to introduce yourself, tell something about your family and say where you live and work. You will also be able to ask someone to do something for you, for example by writing a short note or letter or an email.

Grammar covered during the course includes use of the present tense and the imperative.

Standard Portuguese or Brazilian Portuguese

During the Portuguese language courses, you will be taught by teachers with experience and expertise who are native Portuguese speakers. The courses are suitable for people who want to learn standard Portuguese or Brazilian Portuguese, as the grammar rules of both kinds are largely the same, with a few minor differences.

When registering for the course, please indicate which kind of Portuguese you wish to learn. The teacher will prepare the lessons according to the preference of the majority of the group. During the lessons the differences in pronunciation and vocabulary will be addressed as necessary, giving you a basic knowledge of both varieties to meet your specific needs.

If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate showing the level you have attained and you will be able to continue to Portuguese level 2.

Course materials

Português XXI - nova ediçao 1, € 70 (chapter 1-6)
The course material is not included in the course price. If you buy the books via UvA Talen, you will receive them from the teacher during the first lesson.
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