Course Overview


Online Portuguese Levels 9&10 is a Pre-Intermediate Portuguese course course for students who have been studying the Portuguese language for a while. This is an intensive Portuguese course allowing you to take two Portuguese levels in 6 weeks and progress more quickly. Online Portuguese Levels 9&10 requires that you have previously studied Portuguese Level 8 or a course of at least 96 class hours. If you’re unsure of your level then check our level chart.


Our Online Portuguese language classes take place via Zoom with a qualified, experienced teacher and fellow students. The interactive lessons emulate our face-to-face classes, and via teacher screen-sharing, students are able to experience a live classroom environment. From vocabulary activities and covering grammar points on the white board, to listening exercises, file sharing and ‘break-out rooms’ to practise speaking with classmates, students can learn without leaving the comfort of their homes. Take a look at an example of one of our online classes in this video.


Course Content


Communicative aims

– Giving information about how you feel: unwell, ill, better, cold, tired, and making an appointment to see a doctor, dentist or visiting a chemist, including asking questions, describing common ailments and understanding guidance for treatment

– Learning how to access everyday medical and wider emergency services in Brazil and Portugal 

– Pursuing a health living: discussing eating habits and exchanging information about healthy meals and how to prepare them

– Giving information on particular localities in a Portuguese speaking country, identifying what is there in the area for tourists/young people to do and see, excursions, visits, festivals 

– Speaking about places you may have visited before and expressing opinions about the locality 

– Using social media and other means of communication to send and decline invitations, to relay and receive information and to do basic research 

 Exploring ideas to live and work abroad 


Linguistic aims

– Parts of the body 

– Over the counter medication 

– Verb + preposition– Estar com… 

– The Past Continuous 

– Direct Object Pronouns – o, a, os, as  

– The Imperative – Affirmative and Negative 

– Plural: Substântivos compostos unidos por preposição

 Language for description of places, weather description, appointments, telephone communication, information technology 

– Conditional with Modal verbs – Deveria…Poderia…Teria 

– Direct Object Pronouns – me, te, nos, lhe, lhes 

– The Imperfect – contrasting the present and the past tenses  

– Relative Pronouns: que, cujo, cuja… 

– Plural – Compostos formados por dois adjetivos 


 Cultural aspects

– Men and nature – the natural alternatives; exploring customs, festivals and culinary specialities


Class Information


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 12)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: 96 class hours of previous Portuguese language study required
  • Classes will take place via Zoom


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 follow:


Mondays + Wednesdays: 21st February – 30th March 2022

Tuesdays + Thursdays: 24th May – 30th June 2022*

Mondays + Wednesdays: 15th August -21st September 2022**

Tuesdays + Thursdays: 8th November – 15th December 2022


*Due to the Bank Holiday, the lesson on the 2nd of June will be rescheduled to another day tbc with the teacher.

**Due to the Bank Holiday, the lesson on the 29th of August will be rescheduled to another day tbc with the teacher.


What do you need for an online class?


To get the most from this course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • A web camera on or attached to the device you are using
  • An integrated microphone in the device you are using or an attached headset
  • The day before your course, you will be sent via email all the details you need to connect to the IH London Zoom classroom


This language course includes:


  • Access to our Moodle 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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Online Portuguese Levels 9&10