This course is broadly equivalent to A1 Basic User, Breakthrough level of the Common European Framework. Available on the FutureLearn platform, it is a 10- week online course with a weekly 50-minute webinar. The course uses a communicative approach in practicing all four skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Students discover the language in context via videos, articles and audios. Then, they engage in interactive language activities such as quizzes, and discussions. During the online course, students can regularly check what they understood and comment or ask questions to other participants and tutors. The course follows a syllabus based on systematic grammatical progression and covers a range of vocabulary used in various everyday life situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to communicate at a basic level using the four language skills and will gain both cultural competency and linguistic understanding of the Portuguese language. This module will increase students' understanding and appreciation of the different customs, cultural aspects and diversity of the societies and linguistics of the regions and countries in which Portuguese is spoken, further developing students' awareness of the social and cultural variety of the language.
This course -is a micro-credential for independent learners. It is assessed and worth 7.5 ECTS