University of Bath

Learn Brazilian Portuguese at the Foreign Languages Centre (FLC)

Find out our courses how to enrol on the right one for you.

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Finding out more about our levels and enrolment dates

We offer two levels in Brazilian Portuguese, Complete Beginner and Lower Intermediate.

We teach Brazilian Portuguese, but some references are made to the other forms of Portuguese spoken around the world, especially to European Portuguese.


You should enrol on this course if you have a basic level of Portuguese. This level is not suitable for those who have never studied Portuguese before. If you are a complete beginner, contact us.

At the end of this course, you will:

  • have had an introduction to the language (pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar)

  • be confident in talking about every day topics, such as: exchanging personal information, introductions, talking about where you are from, talking about members of your family, exchanging information about daily routine

  • learn about the culture of Brazil

Lower intermediate

You should enrol on this course if you have completed the Beginners' level with us. Alternatively, you can join this course if you have a GCSE or are at A1 level in the CEFR.

At the end of this course, you will be able:

  • to speak about a variety of subjects within your field of interest

  • to express thoughts and opinions

  • to understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters

  • to read factual texts on subjects related to your field of interests with a good level of comprehension


To find out when the next courses starts and how to enrol you should select from the following student types:

Semester 2

Although new students are welcome at the beginning of each term, our classes have now started. We can, in exceptional circumstances, accept late enrolments. Please contact us to find out if you can join a course.

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