CAMPUS LinguaNEUM

Portuguese Beginners 1 (A1/1)

Seminar, 3.00 ECTS

 

Course content

This course takes place once a week and integrates the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, and emphasizes oral communication and listening comprehension in a culturally authentic context.

Learning outcomes

On this course, you will learn how to …
•    greet others and introduce yourself
•    ask someone how they are and say goodbye
•    communicate in class
•    ask what country someone comes from and answer this question
•    state your nationality and which languages you speak
•    give your telephone number and email address
•    state what your occupation is
•    talk about where you work and live
•    ask for the reason for learning Portuguese
•    place an order at a restaurant
•    read and understand a menu
•    shop for food items
•    name quantities, weights and prices
•    offer, accept or reject an invitation
•    make a phone call
•    name the days of the week and the time
•    talk about leisure activities

At the end of the course, you will be familiar with the following grammatical structures:
•    present tense of the most important verbs
•    personal pronouns and greetings
•    plural
•    pronunciation (e.g. nasal vowels)
•    masculine and feminine forms of adjectives
•    negation
•    interrogatives qual, onde, de onde, quando, quanto, porque, o que ...
•    expressing time with há
•    immediate future
•    gostar de

Mode of delivery

Communicative teaching focusing on the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and emphasizing oral communication and listening comprehension in a culturally authentic context.

Assessment methods and criteria

Information to be provided by instructor at beginning of the course.