Portuguese For Beginners - Continuation

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Course code:†LPM8B

This course is a continuation of the Portuguese for Beginners Course, which started in September 2023. Learners wishing to join must have learnt Portuguese at beginnersí level for at least 30 hours. Please note this course is not suitable for complete beginners.

When and where

Dates

From 01 Feb 2024 to 25 Apr 2024
Thu 18:30-20:30

10 weeks

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21 Mar 2024

18:30 to 20:30

28 Mar 2024

18:30 to 20:30

18 Apr 2024

18:30 to 20:30

25 Apr 2024

18:30 to 20:30


with Margarida Rodrigues Da Silva

Location

Stoke Lodge†

Stoke Lodge Centre, Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop
Bristol
BS9 1BN


Cost

Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £150.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £150.00, the concession rate is £90.00.

Who

Bristol Adult Learning

stokelodge@bristol.gov.uk

0117 903 8844

Description

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">This course is a continuation of the Portuguese for Beginners course which started in the Autumn term.</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">The course will introduce elementary key vocabulary and grammar to enable learners to acquire a basic foundation of Portuguese and to get by in everyday situations.</span></span></p>

What can students expect?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="font-family:&#34;Helvetica&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#1d1d1b">Learn some useful phrases that you can use when visiting any Portuguese speaking country. Learners will be introduced to a range vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, providing them with all the basic knowledge of the language.</span></span></span></span></span></p>

Late starters allowed?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Yes, but please check with the tutor via Stoke Lodge before joining.</span></span></p>

Previous experience required?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Yes, at least 30 hours of learning Portuguese at beginner level.</span></span></p>

What is the progression route?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Portuguese Level 1A.</span></span></p>

Are there any extra costs?

<p><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Yes, a course book may be used; details will be given at the first session.</span></span></p>

Work set between sessions?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Yes. Some homework exercises will be set every week, in order to enable learners to consolidate what they have learned during the sessions.</span></span></span></p>

What should students bring?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Pen & paper</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">An A4 ringbinder for handouts and photocopies</span></span></span></p>

Teaching method/style?

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">The course is based on the communicative approach:</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- active student interaction</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- emphasis on speaking and listening skills</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- also some reading and basic writing activities</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- pair, small group and whole class work</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- role play</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- use of realia, pictures and authentic material</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate</span></span></span></p>

Refunds and cancellations

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<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If we have to cancel your course your fees will be refunded in full. We are unable to reimburse the cost of materials you may have bought for the course.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel your course booking a week (7 days) or more before the start date we will refund your fees minus an admin charge of 20%.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you cancel with less than a week (7 days) before the start date or after the course has started, we will not be able to refund your fees.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">Transfers will incur a fee of 10% and must be requested 7 days or more before the start of a course unless you are transferring to another course because your original course was cancelled.</span></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">We are not able to offer refunds due to sickness or ill health.</span></span></span></li>
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<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">If you are due a refund you must contact the office within 3 months of the course to arrange payment as we do not keep card details.</span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Arial&#34;,sans-serif">When attending an online course, it is a learnerís responsibility to ensure they have adequate internet access before the start of a course. Refunds will not be given for technical failure of a learnerís home computer or their internet access.</span></span></span></p>