Our Portuguese level A1 courses are divided into three separate 30-lesson classes:
- For Beginners, the first course to do is our A1.1 class.
- Once you have completed that, you will be ready to move on to our next course which is A1.2 (Pre-intermediate).
- From there, you can continue onto the last A1 level course, A1.3 (Intermediate)
For these three courses we use a class book, Português XXI, book 1, published by Lidel. This is divided into 12 units. In course A1.1 you will cover units 1-3, In course A1.2, you move on to units 4-6 and in the final (A1.3) course you will cover units 7-12 (units 11 & 12 are relatively short). The class book offers a structure that builds on your developing language skills and gives you a reference source when studying at home. However, the teachers use a wide range of other materials, where appropriate, to supplement the materials in the book.
Many of our students find that, by the time they have completed the three A1 courses, they have sufficient command of the Portuguese language to take the CIPLE exam. For students wishing to do this exam, some additional lessons for exam preparation are recommended. This is usually done through private lessons.
For students who are keen to build on their acquired skills and continue with their Portuguese, we offer A2 level classes. A2 level courses are divided into two parts: These are A2.1 and A2.2. For A2 level, we use the course book Português XXI, book 2.
For our really keen students, it’s possible to move on to B1 level. B1 level courses are divided into two parts: These are B1.1 and B1.2. The course book we use is Português XXI, book 3. This course is taken by students who usually need Portuguese for their work or studies.
Beginners (A1.1)Our beginners course (30 lessons) has proved to be extremely popular. It gives students a really good grounding in Portuguese. Our aim is to have students speaking Portuguese as quickly as possible.
Pre-Intermediate (A1.2)This course (30 lessons) is ideal for students who have already taken our beginners course or who have a basic knowledge of Portuguese.
Intermediate (A1.3)This course (30 lessons) is ideal for students who have already taken our pre-intermediate course or who have a good basic knowledge of Portuguese. The teachers are very happy to chat to anyone who is not sure about their level.
Advanced (A2)This course (30 lessons) is for students who have completed Português XXI, book 1 and we move onto book 2 (published by Lidel), at the A2 level. Usually, the advanced course is split into two courses to ensure we cover all the material in book 2.
Advanced (B1.1 and B1.2)B1 level courses (30 lessons) are divided into two parts: These are B1.1 and B1.2. The course book we use is Português XXI, book 3, published by Lidel. This course is usually taken up by students who usually need Portuguese for their work or studies.