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CULP: Portuguese Intermediate 2
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Thu 15 Oct, Thu 22 Oct, ... Thu 11 Mar 2021
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Description

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

At intermediate 2 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

CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): B1

Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 15 Oct 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
2 Thu 22 Oct 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
3 Thu 29 Oct 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
4 Thu 5 Nov 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
5 Thu 12 Nov 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
6 Thu 19 Nov 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
7 Thu 26 Nov 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
8 Thu 21 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
9 Thu 28 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
10 Thu 4 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
11 Thu 11 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
12 Thu 18 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
13 Thu 25 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
14 Thu 4 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
15 Thu 11 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
Topics covered

The Course introduces students to functions and notions such as:

  • introducing oneself, introducing others, talking about our origin and our mother tongue, explaining why we study Portuguese
  • talking about the family, describing our home town and our country, talking about the community where we live, describing our accommodation
  • comparing means of transport, describing travel destinations, telling about a travel experience, choosing appropriate accommodation
  • describing our profession or topic, describing current activities, describing our previous training
  • summarising our work experience, taking a job interview, describing a field of study, describing a work routine
  • talking about our spare time and pastimes, talking about our plans
  • describing life in the past, understanding the importance of a historical event, talking about historical facts and their relevance, comparing life before and after a historical event
  • talking about our plans for the future, talking about what we would do if something happened
  • expressing good wishes, describing a personal incident, commenting about something that happened to someone we know, expressing surprise
  • describing a pain, asking for a prescription, describing what happened to us, explaining the causes and consequences of an accident, understanding a diagnosis
  • following instructions to improve one’s health, explaining what we do to stay in shape, understanding advice to stay in shape, giving advice, analysing causes and effects for being in shape
  • understanding alternative medicines in the Portuguese-speaking world, understanding the attitudes towards health
  • analysing the characteristics of the Portuguese-speaking world, analysing the recent cultural and social changes
  • analysing Brasil culturally, comparing it with Portugal and Angola
  • analysing important news about the Portuguese-speaking world, understanding the context of opinions on current topics, debating about topics of local and international relevance
Objectives

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

  • Listening/Speaking: Understand spoken Portuguese in a variety of both predictable and unpredictable linguistic situations and be able to express themselves in a variety of situations where a fair amount of detail is necessary.
  • Reading: Understand written Portuguese when texts are intended for native speakers, where visual information is not necessarily available and where the text relies on language structure and lexical refinement to convey specific messages
  • Writing: Write both formally and informally to a single recipient in a variety of topics, using the appropriate register and formulae to achieve communication.
Aims

At Intermediate 2 level the main aims are:

  • To develop a fairly advanced understanding of the language structure and vocabulary;
  • To develop the ability to engage in conversation in Portuguese, where the learner is able to express his or her opinion in a variety of topics;
  • To develop in the learner an awareness of the different varieties of Portuguese, when it concerns the lexicon and the phonological systems.
  • To develop an awareness of the cultural diversity among Portuguese speaking countries and regions.
Format

Presentations, practicals and online learning

System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Charging
  • Students Fees: £285 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £320 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 10 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 plus online learning

Frequency

Three times per year, subject to demand.

Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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