Portuguese Elementary 2 (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 100 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.


  • Online


  • 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.


  • Giving and asking personal, professional, hobby and personality/character information
  • Understanding publicity, ads and pamphlets, information and instructions in different service areas
  • Advising and Expressing an opinion; Making comparisons in the use of adjectives
  • Talking about actions that happened before other actions in the past
  • Understanding an interview in the written press; Summarising a movie
  • Understanding 'Fado' (a traditional music genre) in the Portuguese culture and social soul
  • Personal and Impersonal Infinitive; The past participle; Compound tenses of the indicative
  • Direct and Indirect Discourses; Revising the Prepositions and the Verb tenses


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.

Maria Teixeira-Alves

Maria Teixeira-Alves studied Germanic Philology at Porto University in Portugal before coming to Australia where she graduated from the University of Sydney with a major in Linguistics and then...