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Portuguese for Foreigners Course
Level 1 / CEFR A1

Setting:  On Campus, Sao Paulo.  Due to covid restrictions, classes are currently undertaken online.


  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays:  9am - 1pm.

  • Thursdays:  9am to 12pm.

Course objectives:  At the end of this course, it is expected that the student will have the ability to introduce themselves, greet people, talk about themselves and others, communicate on simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Even with some hesitation the student will make assumptions and raise hypotheses, tell the time, report simple facts in past tense, talk about the weather, make quick comparisons, go shopping using units of measurement, talk about a future action, understand and give directions, communicate, even with a little hesitation, in public places, as in a restaurant, at a hotel and at the airport. It is also expected that the student will be able to write and understand simple texts, with a predominance of colloquial language.

Cultural activities:  Various activities are included in the syllabus.

Course description:

  • Simple Present (Indicative)

  • Definite and Indefinite articles

  • Subject Pronouns and Possessives

  • Interrogative Pronouns

  • Prepositions and some Contracted forms

  • Past Simple (Indicative)

  • Imperfect (Indicative)

  • Gerund

  • Future (Indicative)

  • Indefinite Pronouns

  • Introduction to the Subjunctive: Present, Imperfect and Future

  • Comparatives and Superlatives

  • Imperative

  • Greetings; nationalities; professions; food; numbers; time; weather; hobbies; shopping; clothing and accessories

  • Phrases and colloquial expressions for everyday life conversations.


Entry requirements:  Competence in the English language.

Technical requirements:  Laptop/desktop computer; stable high speed internet connection; webcam and microphone.

Google Meets is the preferred conferencing platform used and supported by Enterprise Language Services.

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