Portuguese Beginners Level 1

Portuguese Beginners Level 1

This course will suit beginners who have no previous knowledge of Portuguese or those who know some words but are unable to build full sentences. The focus of the course is on conversation and you will learn a little basic grammar so that you can begin to manipulate the language.  The course will help you to communicate effectively in authentic situations, to ask for information in various contexts and to talk about yourself, your occupation and your family. It will give you the ability to recognise simple spoken and written Portuguese and the opportunity to discover the cultural aspects of Brazil and Portugal.


The book that will be used is “Novo Avenida Brasil: Curso Básico de Português para Estrangeiros”ISBN: 9788512545202, Chapters 1-3. Please note that the book does not come with a CD, but all audio recordings are available online.


Learning Outcomes

 By the end of the course you will have been given the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to greet people and give personal information (job, nationality, age)
  • Learn specific vocabulary for situations involving holidays such as asking for information, ordering food at a restaurant/café
  • Talk about likes and dislikes
  • Tell the time and use numbers up to 100
  • Learn basic grammar (regular verbs in the present ending in –ar and -er, some irregular verbs, immediate future, gender of nouns, personal pronouns, demonstrative pronouns)
  • Engage in short dialogues and simple social conversations
  • Explore some cultural aspects of Brazil and Portugal


Your Tutor

Debora Koch Pereira Debora Koch Pereira is a native Portuguese speaker from Brazil. She holds a degree in both Portuguese and English and is currently pursuing an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. She has taught ESL to non-native speakers since 2006, mainly directed at the adult crowd.


Tuition fees: £110.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £110.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Tue 24/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 01/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 08/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 15/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 29/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 05/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 12/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 19/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 26/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 03/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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