This course is for complete beginners, who have never studied Portuguese before.

Evening 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

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



Portuguese evening language class information

Average class size 8 – 10 (maximum 14)

Minimum student age for Portuguese evening classes – 18 years +



Portuguese evening language class schedule

Class length is 2 hours per week

Course runs for 6 weeks

Classes takes place weekday evenings 18.30 – 20.30


Wednesdays: 10 April – 22 May 2019*
Thursdays: 11 July – 15 August 2019
Mondays: 30 September – 04 November 2019

*There is an Easter break from the 19th – 26th April inclusive.


Portuguese evening language programme includes:

Lesson summaries, notes and resources online

Support and advice from Portuguese language teachers


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  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
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Portuguese Level 1 | Mondays-Thursdays
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