Portuguese Advanced Consolidation & Revision (B1)

This is a continuation course for students who have completed the WEA Portuguese Advanced courses, level B1, or for those with intermediate language skills who wish to improve their knowledge of the Portuguese grammar, their oral, listening, communication and writing skills to an advanced level. This course will focus on the revision of the Advanced level courses.


DELIVERY MODE
This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Classes will consist of a minimum of 1.5 hours virtual class time, together with 30 minutes worth of work to be completed independently. You will be able to contact your tutor by email or phone to ask for guidance and feedback on this work. In addition tutors may set additional homework. This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. Please note that WEA Sydney is unable to provide any technical support for students' personal equipment.


TEXT: Portugues XXI (Nova Edicao) 3 Textbook (B1), Lidel (2018).


CLASS PLAN
Nine Sessions that aim to build high level comprehension and communication skills in Portuguese.


CONTENT
Conversational Portuguese and a review of cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of higher level language principles.basic language principles.


Topics (as related to textbook)

  • Unidades 9 -12
  • Some cultural and linguistic differences between Portugal, Angola, Brasil and Timor-Leste
  • The ageing of the population in Portugal and the world
  • The media
  • The European Union


Grammar (as covered in textbook topics)
*The subjunctive – revision

  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Allophones and homophones
  • Phonetics, orthography, accentuation in variations of Portuguese


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

  1. Use Portuguese level B1 effectively, in various business and social contexts.
  2. Demonstrate the skills, language and attitudes required to commence Portuguese Level B2.


IMPORTANT: Textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.


LANGUAGE CLASS TRANSFER POLICY
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.

$275 Limited / $248

This is a continuation course for students who have completed the WEA <em>Portuguese Advanced</em> courses, level B1, or for those with intermediate language skills who wish to improve their knowledge

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23 Jul