Course Overview


Online Portuguese Level 1 is a Beginners Portuguese course for students who have never studied the Portuguese language before. If you’re unsure of your level then check our levels chart.

Our Portuguese language classes take place via Zoom with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. The interactive lessons emulate our face-to-face classes, and via teacher screen-sharing, students are able to experience a live classroom environment. From vocabulary activities and covering grammar points on the white board, to listening exercises, file sharing and ‘break-out rooms’ to practise speaking with classmates, students can learn without leaving the comfort of their homes. Take a look at an example of one of our online classes in this video.


Course Content


Communicative Outcomes

– Greeting someone and responding to greetings  

– Presenting yourself / Saying hello and goodbye 

– Talking about where people are from 

– Talking about nationalities and languages 

– Asking questions to your teacher 

– Listening and following classroom instructions 

– Ordering drinks and coffee


Linguistic Outcomes

– Numbers 0 –100 

– Days of the week 

– Countries 

– Cities 

– Verb ser and chamar-se (singular and plural) 

– Personal pronouns 

– Definite articles singular (o and a) 

– How (como), who (quemand where (onde) 

– Verb ficar 

– Prepositions (de, em, no, na)

– Negative sentences  

– Colours 

– Numbers 101 – 1,000 

– Nationalities 

– Languages 

– Classroom objects 

– Regular verbs ending in –ar (present tense) 

– Verb estar  

– Difference between ser and estar 

– Drinks 


Cultural Aspects

– Types of coffees and most popular snacks in Portugal and Brazil 



Passaporte para Português Livro do Aluno 1 (A1/A2)*

Units 1-4

ISBN: 978-989-752-378-6


* Coursebooks are to be purchased after the first lesson and are required for the course.


Course Information


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 12)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: this is a course for complete beginners
  • Classes will take place via Zoom


Class Schedule


  • The classes are 1.5 hours per week
  • The course runs for 8 weeks
  • The course takes place on weekday evenings 18:30 – 20:00
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows:


Tuesdays: 9th January – 27th February 2024

Wednesdays: 6th March – 1st May 2024*

Thursdays: 16th May – 4th July 2024

Mondays: 15th July – 2nd September 2024

Tuesdays: 17th September – 5th November 2024

Wednesdays: 20th November – 22nd January 2025*


* There is a week’s break in the course from 1st – 5th April 2024 due to the Easter holiday. The course still consists of 8 lessons spread out over 9 weeks.

*There is a two week’s break in the course from 23rd December 2024 – 3rd January 2025 due to the Christmas holidays. The course still consists of 8 lessons spread out over 10 weeks.


What do you need for an online class?


To get the most from this course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • A web camera on or attached to the device you are using
  • An integrated microphone in the device you are using or an attached headset
  • The day before your course, you will be sent via email all the details you need to connect to the IH London Zoom classroom


This language course includes:


  • Access to our online platform to download lesson summaries, notes and resources
  • Support and advice from Portuguese language teachers
  • Portuguese language study tips

Need assistance choosing your course?

Take a look at our FAQs page which has lots of information about our classes.

FAQs – Foreign Languages
  1. Course selection
  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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