Course Overview


Portuguese Level 5 is an Elementary Portuguese course for students who are already in the process of learning Portuguese. Portuguese Level 5 requires that you have previously studied Portuguese Level 4 or a course of at least 48 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

  • Talk about eating habits
  • Order in a restaurant
  • Shop for food
  • Make comparisons
  • Express preferences
  • Ask for information in a travel agency
  • Express necessity, obligation and capacity
  • Talk about actions happening in the present
  • Talk on the phone


Linguistic aims 

  • Vocabulary for types of accommodation and contents
  • Breakfast vocabulary
  • Packaging and food shopping vocabulary
  • Contractions of de, em and a with demonstratives (e.g. neste, naquele, daquele)
  • Verbs haver and estar
  • Comparatives and superlatives of adjectives and adverbs
  • Verbs conhecer and preferir (present tense)
  • Verb collocations with ‘money’ (e.g. gastar dinheiro)
  • Free time activities
  • Ter de and precisar
  • Indefinite articles – uns/umas; alguns/algumas
  • Gerund (estar a + infinitive) and (-ando, –endo, –indo)
  • Tão and tanto


Cultural aspects

  • Types of shops and supermarkets in Portugal and Brazil 



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

Units 17, 18, 19 + 20


* 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 15)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: 48 class hours of previous French 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 2 hours per week
  • The course runs for 6 weeks
  • The course takes place on weekday evenings 18:30 – 20:30
  • The possible study options for this course are as follows:


Thursdays: 11th January – 15th February 2024

Tuesdays: 20th February – 26th March 2024

Mondays: 8th April – 13th May 2024*

Wednesdays: 22nd May – 26th June 2024

Thursdays: 4th July – 15th August 2024*

Mondays: 19th August – 23rd September 2024*

Tuesdays: 1st October – 5th November 2024

Wednesdays: 13th November – 18th December 2024


*Due to the Early May Bank holiday there is no lesson on the Monday 6th of May. The lesson will be rescheduled to Friday 10th May unless otherwise agreed with the teacher. The course still consists of 6 lessons in total.


*There is a week’s break in the course from 29th July – 2nd August 2024 due to the summer holiday. The course still consists of 6 lessons spread out over 7 weeks.


*Due to the Summer Bank Holiday, there is no lesson on the Monday 26th August 2024. The lesson will be rescheduled to Friday 30th August unless otherwise agreed with the teacher. The course still consists of 6 lessons in total.


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?

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