Course Overview 


Our afternoon Portuguese Level 4 is an Elementary Portuguese course for students who have already studied some Portuguese. Portuguese Level 4 requires that you have previously studied Portuguese Level 3 or a course of at least 36 class hours. If you’re unsure of your level then check our levels chart.


Our Portuguese language classes take place at our school in Covent Garden with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. Evening language classes at IH London are dynamic and interactive as the emphasis is on spoken communication, which is achieved through lots of group work and role-plays. At the same time, there is systematic work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, so that you can improve on all aspects of the language. Your teacher speaks in the target language throughout, so that you can refine your comprehension and listening skills. 


Course Content


Communicative aims

  • Asking and telling the time and dates 
  • Asking someone about their birthday 
  • Talking about daily and weekly routines 
  • Talking  about eating habits and lifestyles 
  • Reading and understanding a restaurant menu and order food 
  • Expressing and asking for permission 
  • Expressing possibility 
  • Saying where things are located 


Linguistic aims

  • Verbs ending in –er 
  • Verbs fazer, dormir, pôr, saber, poder and querer 
  • Adverbs of frequency 
  • Daily routine verbs and habits 
  • Reflexive verbs (e.g. levantar-se; deitar-se) 
  • Time and place prepositions 
  • Time, dates and months 
  • Expression daqui a and prepositions and quando 
  • Parts of the day 
  • Types of food and restaurants vocabulary
  • Cooking methods and adjectives 


Sociocultural aspects

  • Portuguese and Brazilian restaurants 


Course Information 


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 15) 
  • Students must be 18+ years old 
  • Existing language ability: 36 class hours of previous Portuguese language study required
  • Classes will take place at our school in Covent Garden (16 Stukeley Street, Holborn, London WC2B 5LQ) 


Class Schedule 


  • The classes are 1.5 hours per week 
  • The course runs for 10 weeks 
  • The course takes place on weekday afternoons from 16.30 – 18.00
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows: 


Thursdays: 25th January – 28th March 2024

Tuesdays: 16th April – 18th June 2024

Wednesdays: 10th July – 18th September 2024*

Thursdays: 10th October – 12th December 2024


*There is a week’s break in the course from 29th July – 2nd August 2024 for the summer holiday. The course still consists of 10 lessons spread out over 11 weeks.


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.

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