Centre for Continuing Education

Brazilian Portuguese Course 201 (Level 5)

Brazilian Portuguese. Learn Brazilian Portuguese with us.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

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 B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

The first level of the second year program, this course focuses on more complex structures of syntax to enhance text production, vocabulary and speech. Suitable for those who have completed all levels up of Brazilian Portuguese up to 104 or 95 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.


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

  • describe places
  • talk about tourism activities and making travel plans
  • express wishes and hypotheses.


This course covers the following topics:

  • review of past tense and Imperfect (Indicative)
  • tourism in Brazil & touristic activities (Impersonal verbs usage) – to talk about possibilities and make plans
  • direct and indirect discourse usage
  • voices: active, passive and reflexive
  • prepositions
  • conjunctions
  • sufix – word formation
  • idiomatic expressions
  • introduction to subjunctive mode and usage
  • introduction to brazilian movies/documentaries and/or soap operas

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Brazilian Portuguese up to 104 or those who have completed 95 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

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

Prescribed text

There is no prescribed text.


Handouts will be provided in class.

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.

  • I have loved moving to online. Our teacher Gus is great. He is always happy to look at work in between classes and correct it. I am very happy with the course.
  • Fantastic course with a talented and enthusiastic teacher. I learnt so much!
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