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ONE TO ONE PORTUGUESE LESSONS
One-to-one lessons are by far the most effective and fastest way to learn the language. In essence your lessons are completely tailored for you, and your reason for learning the language, whether it be for basic conversation, for business or an academic qualification. At the start we will discuss your aims and objectives. A standard class is 2 hours. If necessary, we can arrange shorter lessons for those under time constraints, within a lunch hour for example.
TWO/THREE TO ONE PORTUGUESE LESSONS
Very similar to One-To-One apart from you are learning Portuguese with (a) friend(s) or partner(s). The added advantage is the motivation provided to one another to practice and help each other with Portuguese exercises between lessons. Please note: this type of class requires the students to be in the same level.
The methods I use place special emphasis on the development of language skills in the form of oral and written communication, while continuing to pay attention to the theoretical aspects of the language. The main objective of most of the courses is to improve the student's communicative skills. Due attention is also paid to grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills, and a variety of materials are used. I don't just want you to "know” the language - I want you to be able to understand and use it!
The courses are designed to follow the standard levels established by the Common European Framework of reference languages.
Level 1: Absolute Beginners and Beginners
You have no real knowledge of the Portuguese language beyond the odd word or phrase gleaned from your holidays or films. This level builds a basic vocabulary and teaches you how to build basic sentence structures. The objective of any course at this level is to give you the confidence to have a go at conversing in Portuguese.
Level 2: Elementary (A1 Common European Framework)
You are at this level if your can understand and speak familiar, everyday expressions and basic phrases. You can ask and answer questions regarding personal details such as where people live, following simple instructions, etc. You can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Level 3: Pre – Intermediate(A2 Common European Framework)
You can understand and use complete sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance ( e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography and employment). You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. You can also describe in simple terms aspects of your background and immediate environment.
Level 4: Intermediate(B1 Common European Framework)
You are at this level if you can understand clear standard communications regarding common matters, and can cope in most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where Portuguese is spoken. You can produce simple connected sentences on topics which are of personal interest. You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Obs.: Minimum level required for the CELPE-BRAS
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Level 5: Upper Intermediate (B2 Common European Framework)
At this level you can understand the main ideas presented in complex communications in both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization. You will be able to express yourself with reasonable accuracy and produce clear and detailed communications on a wide range of subjects. You are able to explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Level 6: Advanced(C1 Common European Framework)
At this level you are able to understand a wide range of demanding, longer communications and recognize implicit meanings. You should be able to express yourself fluently and spontaneously using Portuguese effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. You should be able to produce clear, well structured and detailed communications on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive language devices.
Level 7: Pre – Proficiency(C2 Common European Framework)
At this level your understanding is almost complete, whether orally communication or in writing. You should be able to summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts into a coherent presentation. You should be able to express yourself spontaneously and fluently with a high degree of accuracy.
Level 8: Proficiency (C2 Common European Framework)
At this level you can understand with ease virtually everything communicated, whether oral or written. You should be able to summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts into a coherent presentation. You should be able to express yourself spontaneously and fluently with a high degree of accuracy, differentiating fine shades of meaning even in more complex situations.