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 aims

  • Greet someone and responding to greetings  
  • Present yourself / Saying hello and goodbye 
  • Talk about where people are from 
  • Talk about nationalities and languages 
  • Ask questions to your teacher 
  • Listen and follow classroom instructions 


Linguistic aims

  • The Portuguese Alphabet 
  • Greetings 
  • Countries and Nationalities 
  • Jobs 
  • Personal pronouns 
  • Regular verbs ending in –ar in the present tense. 
  • Verbs ser and ter in the present tense 
  • Definite articles 
  • Numbers from 0 – 50 
  • Ordinal numbers (1-6) 


Socio-cultural aspects

  • The Portuguese Language across the world 
  • Portugal and Brazil



Português a Valer 1 – Livro do Aluno + online audio/video*

Units 0-1

ISBN 9789897527388


* Coursebooks are to be purchased after the first lesson and are required for the course. Books will be available to purchase from reception on the day of your second lesson.


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 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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