Centre for Continuing Education

Brazilian Portuguese Course 201 (Level 5)

Brazilian Portuguese. Learn Brazilian Portuguese with us.

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 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.


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

  1. Describe places.
  2. Talk about tourism activities and making travel plans.
  3. 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 (excerpt)

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.


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.

Brazilian Portuguese Course 201 (Level 5)

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