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Learn Brazilian Portuguese with the Skills Centre as a member of the public or University staff

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

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Develop your language and intercultural skills

We offer an Introduction to Portuguese course.

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

Please contact the course tutor if you learnt Portuguese as a heritage language or have lived in a Portuguese-speaking country.

Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese

In this five-week course, you will start to learn Brazilian Portuguese in a blended way. Each week, you will access resources and work through online activities independently. You are also expected to meet your teacher and course mates in person on campus twice. In the in-person sessions, you will consolidate and practise what you have learned online.

In the course you will explore Brazilian culture and find out the main differences between the variants of Portuguese language.

In addition to developing basic communication skills in Brazilian Portuguese, you will also develop your employability skills by completing activities that require problem-solving, presentation, teamwork and other skills.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • introduce yourself, greet people and talk about your family
  • exchange factual information such as nationality, phone number, job and place of work
  • talk about likes and dislikes
  • tell the time and say days of the week
  • talk about everyday activities and daily routine
  • have developed your awareness of the cultural diversity of the Portuguese-speaking world

All students are expected to dedicate a minimum of 90 minutes weekly to complete the online tasks on Moodle. If you are a speaker of non-romance languages, you should dedicate a minimum of two hours to complete the online tasks and consolidate your learning.

Outside the classroom, we also share cultural events organised by Brazilian associations in the UK such as the Brazilian Cultural Centre and Brazil Institute with our students. These events offer additional opportunities for you to develop your knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese language and culture.

Enrolment

The Spring term will start week on 13 February 2023 and enrolments will be open for members the of public and staff on 9 January. To enrol, please choose the appropriate link below:

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.