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Portuguese Post Beginners (L103) - Not offered in 2017/18

Summary

Level:

Post beginners. You may have studied the language at school some years ago or attended a beginners' course of approximately 50 hours. You have a very limited vocabulary and some understanding of basic structures. You can just about cope with predictable situations but you lack confidence in other contexts.

Main Objectives:

The course will introduce new tenses and help you to communicate in everyday social or work situations.

Teaching:

1 x 2 hour class per week plus some independent learning.

 

Course Text

Português XXI (Livro do Aluno) 1, Ana Tavares; Lidel, ISBN: 978-9727579273

A copy can be purchased from the University Bookshop.


Course Description

The course will introduce new tenses and help you to communicate in everyday social or work situations.

Syllabus

 

Topics

  • life in the city (post-office, clothing shops, bank, pharmacy);
  • health (going to the doctor, describing symptoms);
  • family;
  • physical and psychological descriptions;
  • giving and receiving directions;
  • traditional events;
  • giving opinions;
  • talking about actions in the past;
  • life experiences;
  • travelling;
  • professional life (applying for jobs, going to interviews, writing a CV).

Grammar

  • Imperative (regular and irregular verbs);
  • Past simple (regular and irregular verbs);
  • Future tense (regular and irregular verbs);
  • Imperfect (regular and irregular verbs);
  • indefinite pronouns;
  • personal pronouns;
  • relative pronouns;
  • prepositions;
  • adverbs.

Skills

  • listening, speaking, reading and writing.