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Tue 20 Oct, Tue 27 Oct, ... Tue 16 Mar 2021
17:00 - 19:00

Venue: Zoom Video Communication Software

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: Portuguese Basic 1
Beginners£

Tue 20 Oct, Tue 27 Oct, ... Tue 16 Mar 2021

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 Tue 20 Oct 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
2 Tue 27 Oct 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
3 Tue 3 Nov 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
4 Tue 10 Nov 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
5 Tue 17 Nov 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
6 Tue 24 Nov 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
7 Tue 1 Dec 2020   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
8 Tue 26 Jan   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
9 Tue 2 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
10 Tue 9 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
11 Tue 16 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
12 Tue 23 Feb   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
13 Tue 2 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
14 Tue 9 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
15 Tue 16 Mar   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Cynthia Rocha
Topics covered

The course introduces students to the following functions and notions:

  • Greetings
  • Introductions
  • 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: £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 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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