Centre for Continuing Education

Brazilian Portuguese Course 104 (Level 4)

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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)

This course is the fourth level of the first year program. You will learn how to give your opinion, write letters and learn new grammatical structures including the use of simple past and future tense.

Outcomes

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

  • talk about hypotheses; future certainties and probabilities
  • give your opinion
  • discuss current affairs
  • talk about the weather and make plans
  • write simple formal/informal letters
  • talk about past events.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • conditional mode and usage – to talk about hypotheses
  • future tense/compound future tense and usage – to talk about future certainties and probabilities
  • giving opinions – to discuss current affairs
  • climate (verbs and expressions) – to talk about the weather and to make plans
  • superlatives – (pretty/prettiest) – to intensify qualities
  • verbs and adjectives - to talk about unchanged states of being
  • writing informal/formal letters: standard expressions
  • talking about past events
  • simple past tense (Indicative) versus imperfect tense (indicative) and usage
  • comparing past actions and past events using different tenses
  • introduction to Brazilian movies (excerpt) – to make basic commentaries about movies.

Intended Audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Brazilian Portuguese up to 103 or those who have completed 70 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

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.

Features

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

What others say.

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