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Learn Portuguese with the Skills Centre if you are a University of Bath student

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

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Develop your Portuguese language and intercultural skills

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

Our language courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

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


Our language courses aim to develop your linguistic skills and intercultural competence. You can find out more on the general information page.

We offer an Introduction to Portuguese course to students currently studying at the University of Bath.

Course descriptions

Introduction to Portuguese

This course is suitable for those who have never studied Portuguese before.

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

  • introduce yourself and others
  • exchange factual information such as nationality, phone number, and professions
  • describe friends and family members
  • talk about everyday activities, likes and dislikes
  • have an awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity of Portuguese-speaking countries

Student experience

"The hybrid aspect of this course enabled me to manage tasks which I needed to prioritise, namely coursework deadlines, which was great. The teacher was very engaging and the content was extremely insightful."

In addition to our courses, there are opportunities to develop your language and intercultural skills informally with other students through Peer Assisted Learning.

Course dates and times

Our Introduction to Portuguese course is a 5 week blended learning course consisting of 3 in-person and 2 online lessons.

The in-person sessions will be delivered on campus, the online lessons are tasks you'll complete independently on Moodle.

  • Lesson 1 In-person
  • Lesson 2 Moodle
  • Lesson 3 In-person
  • Lesson 4 Moodle
  • Lesson 5 In-person

Enrolment for Semester 2 courses will open on 15 January 2024. Semester 2 courses will run on the following dates and times.

Course Delivery Day Time Start date End date
Introduction to Portuguese Blended Tuesday 18:15 - 20:05 13 Feb 12 Mar

Bookings for Semester 2 open on 15 January 2024

Enrol on MySkills Enrolment is open until 9 February 2024


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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