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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 lived in a Portuguese speaking country

Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese

Explore the language and culture of Brazil.

Over five weeks, you will start to learn Brazilian Portuguese in a blended way. Each week, you will access resources and work through online activities independently. During the course of five weeks, you are expected to meet your teacher and classroom colleagues in person on campus twice. The in-person sessions will be dedicated to consolidating and practising what you learn online.

During the five weeks, you will explore Brazilian culture, 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 engaging in activities that require problem-solving, presentation and teamwork skills and much more.

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.


The Autumn Term will start on 10 October 2022 and enrolments will be open for members the of public and staff on 12 September. To enrol, you should select from the appropriate link below:


If you have any questions, please contact us.