Our Portuguese Fast-track programme is a more intensive course covering two Portuguese levels in 6 weeks and allowing students to progress more quickly.

Language classes at IH London are dynamic and interactive. Your teacher speaks in the target language and uses teaching aids to help you understand. Emphasis is on spoken communication and interaction; this is achieved through pair and group work, simulations and role-plays, and is supported by systematic work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.


Course content

Personal details

  • Ask and answer simple questions about yourself
  • Numbers
  • The Alphabet
  • Culture: common tourist information
  • Nationalities
  • Work: professions
  • Gender rules


Everyday life

  • Daily routines vocabulary
  • Present tense of regular verbs ending in  -AR, -ER, -IR
  • Personal pronouns
  • Telling and asking the time


Family and friends

  • Family members vocabulary
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Verb “ser”
  • Describing a person’s physical appearance


The weekend

  • Weekend activities vocabulary
  • Days of the week
  • Verbs “querer” and “ir”
  • Expressing your personal qualities and interests
  • Writing a short e-mail inviting a friend to go out for the weekend


First steps in Portugal/Brazil

  • Survival vocabulary for arrival
  • Expressing reasons and intentions
  • Calendar months
  • Pronunciation: ç (“cê cedilhado”)
  • Asking for prices and products on the first day of arrival


Meeting People

  • Greeting at different times of the day
  • Farewell expressions
  • Practicing numbers
  • Verb “ter”
  • Asking someone how they are doing
  • Being introduced and introducing people
  • Culture: common names and surnames


Holidays: making complaints and requests

  • Asking for information at the hotel reception
  • Making complaints
  • Making requests
  • Responding to complaints and wishes
  • Holiday preferences


Living spaces

  • Different types of living spaces
  • House description
  • Comparing: advantages and disadvantages


Food and drink

  • The supermarket: naming different products
  • Weights and measures
  • At the restaurant: ordering from a menu
  •  Assessing foods and drinks
  • Verbs: ‘estar’, ‘servir’, ‘pedir’


Parties and celebrations

  • Describing people’s characters
  • Different parties and celebrations


There may be slight content variations. Additional content might be included when general progress is good, or content may vary according to students’ interests.


Class information

  • Average class size 8 – 10 (maximum 14)
  • Minimum student age for Portuguese classes – 18 years +
  • Language level for Portuguese language programme: no prior knowledge
  • Classes will take place at either our Stukeley Street or Southampton Row sites TBC. Both are 5 minutes walk from Holborn tube station 


Class schedule

  • Portuguese class length is 4 hours per week
  • Course runs for 6 weeks
  • Portuguese classes run from 10.30 – 14.30 on Saturdays

11/01/2020 – 15/02/2020
04/04/2020 – 09/05/2020
04/07/2020 – 08/08/2020
26/09/2020 – 31/10/2020


The language programme includes:

  • Lesson summaries, notes and resources online
  • Support and advice from Portuguese language teachers


Need assistance choosing your course?

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

FAQs – Foreign Languages

Portuguese Courses Brochure

Download the Portuguese section of our Foreign Languages brochure to find out about our wide range of Portuguese language courses.

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

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Course price

Portuguese Fast-track Levels 1&2 | Saturdays
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