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Portuguese Level 1, Part 2

Key information

Subject area:


Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


15 hours

Available course dates:

From: 22 January 2024 To: 25 March 2024

From: 25 January 2024 To: 28 March 2024

From: 23 April 2024 To: 25 June 2024

Course overview

By studying Portuguese Level 1, you will be able to communicate in very basic everyday-life situations, including greetings, daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making simple purchases, ordering a meal, etc, be able to understand very simple oral and written texts and ascertain specific information on simple topics and have developed an insight into Portuguese-speaking life, culture and society.

What does this course cover?

Topics may typically include:

  • At the restaurant
  • Bar, invitations
  • Hotel reservations and complaints
  • Orientation in the city
  • Traffic
  • Numbers up to one billion

Functions may typically include:

  • Ordering food in a restaurant; thanking for the service
  • Expressing likes and dislikes, preferences and doubts
  • Asking for directions/locations
  • Confirming
  • Complaining

Grammar may typically include:

  • Verbs ending in “er”
  • Verb: gostar de
  • Irregular verb: estar
  • Verb: querer
  • Contrasting: ser and estar
  • Prepositions: de + article
  • Verbs ending in “ir”
  • Verbs: fazer and preferir
  • Gerund
  • Imperative
  • Possessive pronouns: dele, dela…
  • Comparing: “mais”

What will I achieve?

When Portuguese Level 1 is complete, you will achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), entry level of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).


*The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £250

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