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Wed 17 Oct, Wed 24 Oct, ... Wed 13 Mar 2019
17:00 - 19:00

Venue: Language Centre, Teaching Room 3

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: Brazilian Portuguese Basic
Beginners£

Wed 17 Oct, Wed 24 Oct, ... Wed 13 Mar 2019

Description

The Programme offers general language tuition with a focus on communicative competence.

At a basic level, the focus is on every day and real-time, oral/aural communication. Each course features a functional-notional syllabus and grammar points are analysed in context.

More detailed information is available from the Language Centre.

Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites

For absolute beginners (ab initio learners) or for those with very little knowledge of the language

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 17 Oct 2018   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
2 Wed 24 Oct 2018   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
3 Wed 31 Oct 2018   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
4 Wed 7 Nov 2018   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
5 Wed 14 Nov 2018   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
6 Wed 21 Nov 2018   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
7 Wed 28 Nov 2018   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
8 Wed 23 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
9 Wed 30 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
10 Wed 6 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
11 Wed 13 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
12 Wed 20 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
13 Wed 27 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
14 Wed 6 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
15 Wed 13 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Language Centre, Teaching Room 3 map Cynthia Rocha
Topics covered

The course introduces students to the following functions and notions:

  • How to say hello
  • to present oneself
  • to tell your origin/age and ask people relevant questions to get the same information
  • to converse about work/study as well as family and languages spoken
  • to be able to describe a dwelling, give/ask for an address, ask/explain who people live with...
  • to talk about preferences, interests, sport, hobbies, weekend activities
  • to place orders at the bar, talk about likes and dislikes, ask people what they want to drink...
  • to make a restaurant booking, read the menu, ask about the dishes, place order, talk about food, ask for the bill and ask for info re: the bill...
  • to talk about your work/study, the timetable and to talk about your professional past
  • to ask for directions, understand indications, traffic signs, call a taxi, explain where to go... talk about the past in general and tell stories
  • to buy food and clothing items, inquire about prices, size, quantity and get other relevant information
  • to understand information relevant to travel, holiday and stay in hotel
  • to talk about health and fitness, describe ailments, understand instructions and discuss them
  • to talk about the geography and the demographics of the Portuguese-speaking world.
Objectives

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking: Understand basic instructions or take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic.
  • Reading: Understand a set of basic notices, instructions or information.
  • Writing: Write a brief informal letter or e-mail on an every-day predictable topic.
Aims
  • To develop a basic understanding and an appreciation of the salient linguistic features;
  • To establish the learner as a fairly confident language user in a range of predictable every-day situations;
  • To introduce students to the cultural background of Brazil within the context of language teaching.
Format

Classroom teaching

System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Payment
  • Students Fees: £275 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £305 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (Raven log in), once the course has started.
Notes
  • The course will be offered upon enrolment of at least 15 students
  • Full details of all Language Centre programmes can be found on the Language Centre website and Language Centre Online website
Duration

Fifteen taught sessions of two hours

Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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