Centre for Continuing Education

Brazilian Portuguese Course 103 (Level 3)

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If you want to learn to speak Brazilian Portuguese, our Brazilian Portuguese classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Brazilian Portuguese language and culture. Learn Brazilian Portuguese the smart way with Brazilian Portuguese courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

The third level of the first year program. You will learn how to make comparisons about people and places, talk about past activities and learn new grammatical structures. Various activities will assist in developing your verbal and non-verbal language skills.

Suitable for those who have completed all levels of Brazilian Portuguese up to 102 or 45 hours of recent face to face tuition.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Ask basic questions about products and clothing in shops.
  2. Express preferences and choices, and make comparisons.
  3. Describe places and activities.
  4. Locate objects around the house.
  5. Give directions.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Going shopping (verbs, nouns, fractions and monetary amounts) - to ask about ‘costs’, measurement', ‘percentage’, 'to buy/sell/promote products'
  • Shopping expressions – to ask for a discount, to express contentment/ discontentment with a product, etc.
  • Buying clothes (verbs and clothing vocabulary) – to buy, to put on hold, to exchange, to return a product
  • Forms of payment
  • Expressions: “custar os olhos da cara”; “ser uma pechincha”; "fazer um precinho camarada"
  • Demonstrative pronouns: this, these, that, those
  • Making comparisons – to express preferences and choice reasons
  • Describing places & activities
  • Locating objects in the house
  • Imperative (informal / formal) – to give directions
  • Introduction to the simple past tense and its use

Intended Audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Brazilian Portuguese up to 102 or those who have completed 45 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.


This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

Handouts will be provided in class.

Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

What others say.

  • Erminia is a fantastic teacher. Passionate about the language and informative on the culture. Love this class!

Brazilian Portuguese Course 103 (Level 3)

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What others say.

  • An enthusiastic, committed teacher who makes the lessons interesting and ensures we are learning. The course gives a good range of conversation and grammar.