Centre for Continuing Education

Brazilian Portuguese Course 103 (Level 3)

Brazilian Portuguese. Learn Brazilian Portuguese with us.

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We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

In this course 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.


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

  • describe your daily routine
  • make plans to meet someone
  • talk about various cultural customs
  • recognise formal/informal writing.


  • Customs around the world/Impersonal Verbs: to express what one “should do” or “should not do” whilst visiting foreign countries
  • Grammatical concepts
  • Describing your daily routine – verbs of routine
  • Adverbs of frequency – to express how often you perform daily activities
  • Timetables/hours/days of the week – to show time and a time relationship
  • Making plans for weekdays, weekends and holidays
  • Verbs to give and refuse invitations politely
  • Present continous tense

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Brazilian Portuguese up to 102, or those who have completed 45 hours of recent tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

Brazilian Portuguese Beginner 2, 2018 (2nd edition) by Dr Rita Ferraro, Australia.
ISBN: 978-0-646-99581-6

Suggested textbook supplier

Language Book Centre

Take your enrolment confirmation and a copy of this page to the Language Book Centre to receive a 10% discount off the price of the recommended text.

Please note that in some cases, our suggested supplier may not stock your prescribed text. Please check stock availability prior to signing up for any membership.

Please note

Selected 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.

Apply for the language repeat discount.

What others say.

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

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