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Portuguese Evening Classes

We are currently offering Levels 1 and 2 in European Portuguese. Please see below for more information about each of the levels on offer.

 

Portuguese Level 1

This class is aimed at students who have no previous knowledge of the language.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Monday 6.00-8.00 pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • exchange simple greetings 
  • introduce themselves and other people 
  • Give personal information about family, job or studies, where they live 
  • Give the same information about other people 
  • Use numbers 1-100, express dates, time, prices 
  • Shop for food and clothes 
  • Order meals and drinks 
  • Give directions 
  • Talk about the weather 
  • Book holiday accommodation 
  • Use the present tense of regular verbs and a few irregular verbs

Grammar covered

The grammatical structures covered in Portuguese Level 1 are: 

  • Numbers, verb “to be”, verb “to have” (Present)
  • Personal pronouns
  • The definite article
  • Regular verbs. Verb “to be” (Present)
  • Possessive pronouns
  • The indefinite article
  • The near future
  • Hours, dates, prepositions
  • Actions, reflexive verbs, irregular verbs (Present of Indicative)
  • Verb “gostar”, demonstrations, irregular verbs 2 (Present of Indicative)
  • Prepositions, Ser vs. Estar

The textbook used is Entre Nós 1.

If you are confident using most of the structures, please look at Level 2.

 

Portuguese Level 2

This class is aimed at students who have completed the Portuguese level 1 evening class or who have an equivalent amount of previous knowledge.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Tuesday 6.00-8.00 pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe daily routine
  • Describe health issues
  • Describe leisure interests
  • Describe transport / how to get to places
  • Describe places where to live (flats, houses, cities, countryside)
  • Talk about events / activities in the future
  • Talk about events / activities in the past
  • Start using the subjunctive.
  • Imperfect tenses

Grammar covered

Some of the grammatical structures covered in Parts 1 and 2 at Portuguese Level 2 are:

  • Future of intention (revision)
  • Agreement (revision)
  • Simple future
  • Simple past: regulars. Time connectors
  • Simple past: irregulars
 
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