This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 40 25* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running
This course will be delivered online via zoom
Do you want to be able to speak Portuguese at a basic level when visiting Portugal or a Portuguese speaking country?
This virtual classroom course for Beginners and Returners will help you to speak Portuguese at a basic level.
This is an opportunity to practise speaking Portuguese and develop your language and vocabulary face to face with your tutor and other students.
By the end of the course, you should be able to
- Give and receive personal information
- Introduce people with details about their interests, jobs, likes and dislikes
- Use numbers in various situations
- Order and pay for food and drink in a restaurant/café
- Basic grammar will be studied. You will learn to use expressions and forms appropriate to the language using verbs at present tense, gender, prepositions and adjectives.
You may be given homework (1 hr max) each week to reinforce classroom learning.
How will I be taught?
This course will be delivered online. Students will join the class from home and be able to exchange and in interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking, listening, writing in the chat box). This measure is dictated by circumstances and the course will be delivered back in the classroom as soon as possible. The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) and some reading and writing will also be included. Pronunciation and Portuguese culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted mainly in the foreign appropriate language to your level. Learners will work through different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources (role-play and games etc). Homework set will provide and opportunity for self study including the use of on-line resources.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point will be recorded on a Group Learning Plan and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or verbal feedback.
What do I need to bring with me?
The course book will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. Students will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
After completing this course you may be able to attend a Beginners Plus or Beginners Module C in Portugues.
The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk
What do I need to join the course
This course is for students with a little basic knowledge or vocabulary who want to consolidate at a Beginners pace. If you are unsure please carry out our self-assessment test available on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk. The assessment provides a score to help you chose the best course for you. If still unsure, speak to us or to a Curriculum Leader.You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
Joining your course
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Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code TON/95324/H/LC.