3 and 5-day courses with European Portuguese Language Lessons

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Help your European Portuguese Language up to the next level with a mini-course. Small groups, a relaxed atmosphere, very experienced teacher and plenty of activities to practice.

If you want to pack more into your week, there are extra online resources I have put together to accompany the courses, you will have free access to these for your first month. All materials are included.

These courses run in January, February, June and July each year at several venues in Central Portugal, usually Tomar area and Ansião.  See the calendar for exact dates and venues.  Next courses are running in January and February 2019.

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2019 dates in January and February coming soon……..

Ansião 80€

Level 2A – present tense workout

Going through the irregular verbs in the present in groups, this is the largest and most challenging group. I’ll help you with learning techniques and plenty of practise.

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2019 dates in January and February coming soon……..

Chãos - nr Tomar 50€

Level 2 Just Speaking – basics

Situational Portuguese, speaking and listening activities and games.

We’ll cover the most useful topics for everyday conversation –meeting and greeting, talking about family, talking about where you live etc We’ll work on improving your pronunciation

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2019 dates in January and February coming soon……..

Ansião 80€

Level 2B – past tense workout

After a quick review of the present tense on the first day we’ll go through the regular and irregular verbs in the past (perfeito), putting the verbs into easy to remember groups. Introducing and practising the past tense for regular and irregular verbs

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3-day courses

Get speaking portuguese!

3-day courses run over one week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.30-12.45 with a short coffee break in the middle.

Level 0 – easy starter – Introducing you to Portuguese.

Light and fun, simple games and activities to get to know the beginnings of the language. We’ll look at the basic topics and introduce you to a couple of key concepts – masculine and feminine and how to pronounce words and sound Portuguese!

Level 1 Just Speaking – beginner – Situational Portuguese, speaking and listening activities and games.

We’ll cover the beginner topics – such as meeting and greeting, food and shopping. We’ll work on the basics of pronunciation, and I will show you some great short cuts and useful online resources and apps to get your learning started.

Level 2 Just Speaking – basics – Situational Portuguese, speaking and listening activities and games.

We’ll cover the most useful topics for everyday conversation –meeting and greeting, talking about family, talking about where you live etc We’ll work on improving your pronunciation, and I will show you some great short cuts and useful online resources and apps to keep you motivated and help you to learn more efficiently.

Level 3 Just Speaking – plus - Situational Portuguese, speaking and listening activities and games.

We’ll work on enabling you to express yourself better, still looking at the common situations you will find yourself in here in Portugal – restaurant, shopping and talking about work and family. We’ll work on perfecting your pronunciation, and I will show you some great short cuts and useful online resources and apps to keep you motivated and help you to learn more efficiently.

Maximum group size is 12 students. Courses include a lot of work on pronunciation, listening and speaking. We do a variety of exercises for you to practise and consolidate what we learn, and courses run at the pace the group is happy with. You will have free access to online resources and games I put together to accompany the courses for a month! All materials are included.

Quanto custa?  How much does it cost? 50€ (look out for early bird discounts and bonus deals!)

For more details or further information get in touch!

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5-day courses

Tackle the grammar in one go!

 

5-day courses run over two weeks – Monday, Wednesday and Friday (week 1), Monday and Wednesday (week 2) mornings 9.30-12.45 with a short coffee break in the middle.

Level 1 – total beginner – Going through the basic essential vocabulary and an introduction to the grammatical concepts.

  • Starting from zero, presuming you know nothing or very little

  • Learning key words and phrases

  • Teaching you the grammatical terms you need to learn more quickly

  • Learning methods to make your learning more efficient and successful

  • Pronunciation tips and rules

Level 1B – false beginner – Starting at the beginning but presuming you’ve had some contact with the language before. Introducing verb conjugation for the regular verbs and the 4 most common irregular ones in the present tense.

  • Presuming you’ve either picked up a bit or have studied a little

  • Going over the basics from the beginning (as in the course above) fairly quickly for the first couple of days

  • Then moving onto practise of verb conjugation and other key grammatical points

Level 2A – present tense workout – Going through the irregular verbs in the present in groups, this is the largest and most challenging group. I’ll help you with learning techniques and plenty of practise.

  • Presuming you are ok with basic verb conjugation, and familiar with the present tense regular verbs

  • Going over and practising the regular and irregular verbs in the present tense

  • Making a start on the past tense on the last day

Level 2B – past tense workout – After a quick review of the present tense on the first day we’ll go through the regular and irregular verbs in the past (perfeito), putting the verbs into easy to remember groups.

  • Presuming you are fine with verb conjugation and familiar with present tense regular and irregular verbs

  • Quick recap of the present tense and some other points

  • Introducing and practising the past tense for regular and irregular verbs

Level 3A – taking things a step further – This course answers THE questions that students of Portuguese at this level need explaining and gives them the opportunity to practise and make the step to the next level - the imperfeito past, object pronouns, imperative and personal infinitive.

These are aspects of grammar that are usually avoided or people have become confused over, but once understood and mastered make a HUGE difference to comprehension and communication.

  • Presuming you are totally fine with verb conjugation in the present tense and have a good knowledge of the past tense

  • We look at the imperfeito and when it's used, the object pronouns, the imperative and personal infinitive. 

  • Speaking activities based on reading and listening texts

Level 3A - CIPLE – preparing for residency or citizenship – This A2 level examination that can be taken at many centres in and outside of Portugal provides you with the proof that your Portuguese is at the level required.  

This course will ensure you are ready for the exam, and work on all the necessary areas.  For some people, they can go straight on to taking the exam, for others, this course will enable them to direct their studies efficiently so they can take the exam at a future time.  I have taken the exam and have many years of successful experience taining students for this and similar exams.

  • Day 1 - evaluating your level of Portuguese and giving you pointers as to what you need to work on to reach the required level

  • Days 2-5 - We will focus on one area of the test each day - Speaaking, Writing, Oral comprehension, Written comprehension.  Studying sample papers and procviding you with pertinent tips and pointers to acheive the best mark possible.

Maximum group size is 12 students. Courses include a lot of work on pronunciation, listening and speaking. We do a variety of exercises for you to practise and consolidate what we learn, and courses run at the pace the group is happy with. You will have free access to online resources and games I put together to accompany the courses for a month! All materials are included.

Quanto custa?  How much does it cost?: 80€ (look out for early bird discounts and bonus deals!)

For more details or further information get in touch!