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Portuguese Beginners: Step 3

Course Code:PL1609C

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This is a fascinating course for those who have studied the Portuguese language at Beginners - Step 2 (or equivalent).

What the course is about

During this course you will receive both group and individual support in order to help you learn more about the Portuguese language and culture. You will develop your existing vocabulary and improve your ability to communicate effectively in basic conversations. You will increase your understanding of the Portuguese culture and your ability to speak and understand the language. Topics that may be covered include:



 




  • Travel and transport

  • Asking for directions

  • Booking accommodation?



All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work on these elements throughout the course. Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly online setting using Microsoft Teams, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people. Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience. This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no pre-course information sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course. Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance and completed the Online Modern Foreign Languages Initial Assessment in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course. There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This is a Beginners Step 3 course, and you will be expected to have some basic knowledge and confidence in the subject such as being able to introduce yourself, buy food and drink and talk about a place you have visited. You should be keen to expand the breadth and depth of your skills.

Materials and costs

For a classroom based course you will need a pen and A4 folder. During the first session your tutor may discuss additional materials that may be helpful to your learning.



For online courses you will need a laptop with a microphone and camera, notebook, pen and A4 folder. During the first session your tutor may discuss additional materials that may be helpful to your learning. 

Next Step

Following the successful completion of this course, your next learning step is Portuguese Intermediate: Step 1. Other courses at the next levels may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies/terms-and-conditions or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible

Places on courses: some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at Centres: parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website www.skillsandlearningace.com/our-centres/.

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website www.skillsandlearningace.com/our-centres/.

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies.

If you have any accessibility or disability issues that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course please contact:01202 123444 or e-mail [email protected]. All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start Date18 April 2023

LocationOnline

DayTuesday

Time18:30 - 20:30

Duration8 weeks

SubjectLanguages

 

Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £104. Concessions £52.

 

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