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Intermediate B1

This intensive course is for language learners striving toward the B1 level. The language of instruction is Portuguese. I will speak in English only if need be.

CEFR Scale

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My suggestion for these two weeks is to focus on*:

  • Conversation
  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension
  • Compound tenses (Ter auxiliary) / Personal Infinitive / Imperative Mood / Present Subjunctive
  • Prepositional usage

*There's always room to adjust the course according to the group's preferences:

After this course, you'll have come closer to the B1 level and have the tools and strategies to get there and beyond.

Not sure if you should enroll in the A2 or B1 course?

Take this placement test

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Beginners A2

This intensive course is for language learners striving toward the A2 level. The language of instruction is English/Portuguese typically in a 30/70 ratio. (I always speak with you in Portuguese as much as possible.)

CEFR Scale

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My suggestion for these two weeks is to focus on:

  • Listening comprehension
  • Oral interaction
  • Past tense (Perfeito vs. Imperfeito)
  • Prepositional usage
  • Any other aspects according to your preferences as a group

After this course, you'll have come closer to the A2 level and gained the tools to take it further all by yourself.

Not sure if you should enroll in the A2 or B1 course?

Take this placement test

Any questions?

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Beginners A1

This intensive course is for language learners striving toward the A1 level. The language of instruction is English/Portuguese typically in a 60/40 ratio. (I always speak with you in Portuguese as much as possible.)

If you've just started your learning journey, it may be that you will find this course a bit challenging. Nothing wrong with that. However, if you want to take it easy, consider enrolling for the Clean Slate A0 instead (if available).

CEFR Scale

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This is an all-round course, which means that we’ll work on all aspects of language learning according to the A1 level*:

  • Pronunciation
  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension
  • Conversation
  • Grammar

* There's always room to adjust the course according to your preferences as a group.

After this course, you'll have come closer to the A1 level and gained the tools to take it further all by yourself.

Not sure if you should enroll in the A1 or A2 course?

Take this placement test

Any questions?

Inquiry

Clean Slate A0

Geared toward Absolute Beginners, this course gives you a solid start and foundation to build upon. The language of instruction is almost entirely in English.

CEFR Scale

This is an introductory course to the Portuguese language as spoken in Portugal. Throughout the course, we will focus on the Portuguese sound system and basic Portuguese grammar.

You will also learn how to introduce yourself and day-to-day, useful phrases. Finally, we will discuss learning resources and strategies to support your learning journey.

After the course, you will have a basic understanding of European Portuguese pronunciation and grammar. You will also be capable of engaging in simple, short oral interactions. Last but not least, you will be aware of a variety of learning resources and strategies to help you succeed at learning the language.

Any questions?

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Placement Test A2/B1

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This placement test will help you decide whether to apply for the A2 or B1 intensive course.

Absolute Beginner »» A1 »» A2 »» B1 »» B2 »» C1 »» C2

Language proficiency levels according to CEFR Scale. Learn more about CEFR.


This test comprises 16 multiple-choice questions assessing your listening and reading comprehension skills. You have 40 minutes to complete it — that leaves you with 2.5 minutes per question.

Don’t get caught up too long in any particular question so that you can make it to the end. You can always go back at the end if you have time left (you’ll see a navigation table at the top that makes it easy for you to go back to any unanswered questions).

Having a pen and a piece of paper by your side is always a good idea to take notes, especially concerning listening comprehension. Also, consider glancing at all the answers before reading or listening to the actual audio/text. Only select those answers you feel quite confident about (selecting wrong answers will subtract points).

Here’s what your final score might be telling you.

0-15%

Even the A2 course might be too challenging for you. Consider taking the A1/A2 placement test for further evaluation.

16-45%

The A2 course is most likely adequate for you.

46-55%

You could apply for either A2 or B1. If you like challenges, go for B1.

56-85%

The B1 course is most likely adequate for you.

85-100%

You could apply for either B1 or B2. If you like challenges, go for B2 (if available).

You shouldn’t use external help of any kind to assist with your answers (textbooks, phone apps, etc.) It is after all in your best interest that you get a measure of your current language proficiency that is as accurate as possible.