Portuguese Elementary 1 (A2) | WEA Sydney

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This course is an introduction to elementary European Portuguese for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 80 hours of Portuguese required. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course aims to build higher level comprehension and communication skills in elementary Portuguese and a review of cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of higher level language principles.


  • Face-to-Face


  • Portugues XXI Livro Do Aluno 2 (Lidel: 2018), ISBN: 9789897523816

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.


  • Advising, providing and understanding directions, Following a map
  • Describing a city, Talking about traditions and culture, Talking in the past tense
  • Describing events, Learning the basics of defending one’s opinion
  • Examining information and instructions in written materials (e.g.ads, hotel brochures, forms)
  • Writing a letter, Past tense revisions, Ir + infinitivo
  • Haver de + infinitive, Basic principles of the Pretérito Imperfeito do Indicativo
  • Prepositions (cont’d), The Imperative, Object Pronouns


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

  1. Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  2. Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  3. Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


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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