Portuguese Conversation & Grammar 1 (B2)

This is a continuation course for students who have completed the WEA Portuguese Advanced level courses, or for those with intermediate language skills who wish to improve their fluency of the Portuguese language. This is a course corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It is aimed at an adult audience who wish to improve their knowledge of and performance in Portuguese through a learning approach that focuses on interaction and communication. Each Unit consists of activities and exercises designed to develop different comprehension and production skills, and ending in each case with a suggested final task.


This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. 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.


TEXT: Portugues XXI, Book 4 (B2), Ana Tavares, Lidel (2004) Textbook available from tutor.


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


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


Topics (as related to textbook)

  • Conhecer-se melhor
  • A lingua Portuguesa no mundo
  • Tempo livre
  • Gastronomia
  • A saúde

Grammar (as covered in textbook topics)

  • Phonetics
  • The verbs in Portuguese (advanced)
  • Pronunciation (advanced)
  • Portuguese lexicons
  • Expressing the condition in Portuguese
  • Verbs with prepositions
  • Personal infinitive in compound verbs


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

  1. Communicate effectively, in various business and social contexts.
  2. Demonstrate the skills, language and attitudes required to continue in the 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 Portuguese Advanced level courses, or for those with intermediate language skills who wish to improve their fluency of the

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08 Oct

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