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Portuguese for Adult Foreigners

Portuguese is fast becoming an essential language in the Southern African region as well for a growing interest among Southern Africans to immigrate to Portugal. As a result, many people are now learning Portuguese to improve their social and business status.

Our part-time Portuguese courses focus on communication skills as well as getting you acquainted with the Portuguese culture, with particular emphasis on developing your speaking skills. In our lessons, English is kept to a minimum, particularly in the more advanced levels, to help you become accustomed to Portuguese.

Different varieties of Portuguese exist worldwide. At The House of Portugal Academy, we teach standard (classic) Portuguese. 

Duration

Each module runs for 10 weeks (20 hours). Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays. Two catch up classes are allowed per module under solid justification, on a Saturday morning and needs to be agreed and scheduled depending on availability. Each class has a duration of 60 minutes. 

 

Material

Our courses follow strictly the curriculum established for the teaching of Portuguese abroad (for adults) by Instituto de Camões. Every student is provided with the respective manual and audio CD at no extra cost.

Community

Learning a foreign language as an adult and outside of that culture environment is a hard task which demands strong motivation. Having that in mind, we have created a community of learners on Social Media Platform Facebook where learners can share work, questions, and support.

 

Virtual Library

Our students receive a virtual key to our website exclusive members area, where besides all the classes contents, you can find articles, helpers, grammars and other ancillary tools to enable a successful completion of the courses as well as a good proficiency in the Portuguese language, culture and mindset.

 

Our courses follow strictly the curriculum established for the teaching of Portuguese abroad (for adults) by Instituto de Camões. Every student is provided with the respective manual and audio CD at no extra cost.

Programme Overview

We offer courses at four levels, although the higher level courses are dependent on demand:
- Level 1 (Beginner) (A1), (A2);
- Level 2 (Elementary) (B1), (B2);
- Level 3 (Pre-intermediate - Intermediate) (C1);

- Level 4 (Intermediate - Proficiency) (C2);


Each level consists of two 20-hour modules. Completing the beginner’s level therefore takes 40 hours in total. Each course is based on one module, and you receive a Certificate of Attendance on completing Module A, provided you attend at least 80% of the course. Participants who write the tests in the second module and successfully complete Module B obtain a Certificate of Competence. 

Our classes are held online Teams.

 

Deliverables

Consult us for each module.