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.
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.