Portuguese – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn Portuguese in London? Join one of our part-time Portuguese courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginner Portuguese courses start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Portuguese you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Portuguese course.

We also have pre-intermediate Portuguese classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Portuguese Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Portuguese.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Portuguese for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Portuguese for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2019 Part 1 Thursday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2020 Part 2 Thursday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
23 April 2020 Part 3 Thursday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

Course content

Our Portuguese lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • introductions and greetings
  • numbers 0 - 100
  • days of the week and months
  • at the café (snacks and drinks)
  • likes and dislikes
  • countries, nationalities and languages
  • personal information and professions

Grammar

You will learn:

  • definite and indefinite articles (gender and number)
  • nouns and adjectives (gender and number)
  • interrogatives (como, qual, o que, quem, quanto, onde)
  • adverbs (sim, não, só, mais, bem, muito, hoje)
  • determiners (possessive-o/a meu, minha, seu, sua and demonstrative -este, esta)
  • prepositions (de, em, com, sem, até)
  • verbs in the present simple (ser, estar, ter, chamar-se, gostar, falar, comer, beber, fazer, poder)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • counting 101-1000
  • family and close relationships
  • public places and immediate environment
  • talking about where you live and work
  • future plans
  • directions (distance and location)
  • telling the time and enquiring about opening and closing times

Grammar

You will learn:

  • opposite adjectives (aberto, fechado, cedo, tarde)
  • prepositions + definite article (a/para + a,o,as,os)
  • demonstrative pronouns (isto, isso, aquilo)
  • adverbs of place (aqui, aí, ali)
  • prepositional phrases (em frente de, atrás de, ao lado de, perto/longe de)
  • verbs in the present simple (trabalhar, morar, ficar, passar, atravessar, virar, fechar, viver, abrir, ir, haver)
  • future with ‘going to’ (ir a/para)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • shopping for basics
  • describing and commenting on goods (quantities and qualities)
  • holidays (accommodation choices and preferences)
  • travelling (means of transport and enquiries)
  • at ‘the restaurant’ (ordering meals, commenting, complaining)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • opposite adjectives (caro, barato, grande, pequeno, rápido, lento)
  • preposition + indefinite article (em+um/uma)
  • conjunctions (e, ou, também, mas, porque)
  • verbs in the present simple (desejar, reservar, telefonar, chegar, querer, partir, preferir)
  • past simple of regular verbs ending in -ar,-er -ir

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use Passaporte para Português 1 A1/A2 (Pack - Livro aluno/Audio/Caderno Exercícios) throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

This level of Portuguese is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Portuguese language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Portuguese for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Portuguese for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
23 September 2019 Part 1 Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 8 weeks** £297 (£267*) Coming soon

**No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020

Course content

Our Portuguese lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • descriptions (physical traits, personality)
  • free time and leisure activities
  • likes, dislikes, preferences and justification
  • countries, inhabitants and stereotypes
  • personal and international celebrations (time and dates)
  • the weekend

Grammar

You will learn:

  • present simple regular verbs ending in -ar (adorar, detestar, pagar)
  • present simple irreg verbs in -er (ler, ver, fazer)
  • question tags (ela é… não é?)
  • past with ‘went to’ (ir a / para)
  • prepositions followed by adverbs of place (daqui, daí, dali), demonstratives (disto, disso, aquilo/nisto, nisso, naquilo)
  • past simple irregular verbs (ser, estar, ter, ir)

 

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • daily and weekly routines
  • eating habits and lifestyle
  • personal shopping preferences
  • holiday destinations

Grammar

You will learn:

  • present simple reflexive verbs ending in -ar (levantar-se, deitar-se)
  • reflexive pronouns (sing and plural)
  • adverbs of frequency (sempre, frequentemente, nunca)
  • present simple irregular verbs -er and -ôr (saber, poder, querer, pôr)
  • comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs (reg and irreg)
  • indefinite pronouns  (alguém, ninguém)
  • modal verbs (precisar de / ter de)

 

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • technology in daily life
  • types of houses and description
  • the ideal home
  • having and planning a party
  • invitations
  • orders and instructions

Grammar

You will learn:

  • present progressive (estar a + infinitivo)
  • adverb of degree (tão + adjective/adverb!) / (tanto + noun!)
  • present simple irregular verbs in -ir (subir) and -air (sair)
  • present simple verbs ending in -ear (planear)
  • imperative regular verbs (formal and informal)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use Passaporte para Português 1 A1/A2 (Pack - Livro aluno/Audio/Caderno Exercícios) throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.