Portuguese Beginners 1 - Online (A1) WEA Sydney

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This course is an introduction to European Portuguese for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with no prior knowledge of Portuguese required. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course aims to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in beginners Portuguese and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.


  • Online


  • Portugues XXI Livro Do Aluno 1 (Lidel: 2018), ISBN: 9789897523809

Supplier: Abbey's Language Book Centre
Please note that textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled, WEA Sydney cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. Language courses will be confirmed or cancelled at least 7 days prior to their starting date.


  • Meeting and greeting people, Numbers 1-100
  • Months and days of the week, Introducing oneself and others
  • Professions, countries and nationalities, Describing and locating places
  • Asking for directions, Booking accomodation, Asking the time
  • Verbs ser, ter e estar, chamar-se, haver in the present indicative
  • The alphabet, sounds and pronunciation
  • Articles and personal pronouns (singular and plural)
  • The plural and gender in Portuguese
  • The interrogatives


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  2. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  3. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
  4. Can demonstrate the skills, language and attitudes required for further study of Portuguese.


If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

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