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

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?

Any questions?

Inquiry

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

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?

Any questions?

Inquiry

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

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?

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?

Inquiry

New dates covering the period Mar–Jun will soon be announced. Fill up this form and I will keep you posted.

Online Intensive Courses Upcoming

Welcome to my Intensive Training Programs

Accelerate your learning and become more self-reliant going forward.

Holistic approach

Consisting of 10 class sessions spread out over 3 weeks, these programs follow an all-around approach thereby covering several components of language learning.

The training comprises not only our class sessions but also home assignments (implying continuous work throughout the program). The goal is to help you advance your Portuguese as much as possible in a relatively short period.

Here’s a list of possible activities making up our class sessions and home assignments (it varies according to program level and group preferences):

Oral interaction (Topical prompts followed by discussion/conversation in small groups.)

Grammar focus (Presentations and grammar drills.)

Pronunciation (Presentations and drills focusing on the Portuguese sound system.)

Listening comprehension (We listen to audios and answer related questions.)

Reading comprehension (We read texts and answer related questions.)

Idiomatic awareness (We focus on Portuguese idioms, set phrases, fillers.)

Portuguese culture (We watch/listen to video/audio clips related to Portuguese culture.)

Learning strategies (We discuss and share our experiences on how we learn best and push ahead our language skills.)

Adaptability and learning materials

Not being rigidly planned at the outset, these programs allow the group to focus more on certain activities according to its participants’ needs.

To keep it 100% flexible and tailored to the group, I will be providing ad hoc materials for each session. (You are not required to have any specific textbook to join in.)

Participants get home assignments in between sessions and are expected to work continuously throughout the program.

Proficiency levels

Each program is graded according to the CEFR scale of proficiency, namely, A1 through B2.

When in doubt about the level that suits you best, you can take a placement test (click on the “Learn more” button in the “Upcoming Editions” section below).

Other practical info

Sessions run on Google Meet. In addition, Google Classroom* is used for off-class communication, document archival, and home assignments.

Joining our class sessions on Google Meet** is user friendly and accessible to anyone. It is nonetheless required that you use a computer/laptop (no phones/tablets) and sit in a quiet environment. To avoid any noise or connectivity issues, make sure to use earbuds or a headset and be on a stable internet connection.

* You need a Gmail account to join Google Classroom. If you don’t have it already, it is easy and free to create one. You’ll receive an invitation to join your Google Classroom a couple of days before the course starts

** Couples should attend the class sessions on separate devices.

Upcoming Editions

Jan 10 – 25

9:30 – 11.30 am (Lisbon time)

Max. 8 participants

€ 200

*Dates may change due to force majeure.

Jan 29 – Feb 13

2 – 4 pm (Lisbon time)

Max. 10 participants

€ 200

*Dates may change due to force majeure.

Feb 22 – Mar 7

9:30 – 11:30 am (Lisbon time)

Max. 10 participants

€ 200

*Dates may change due to force majeure.

New dates covering the period April-June will soon be announced. Fill up this form and I will keep you posted.

Online Intensive Courses Upcoming

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Online Intensive Courses Application