Course Overview


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

 Saying what there is in your city, describing features of interest, character, amenities. 

– Asking for and giving directions, saying where a place is, talking about distances  

– Asking for and understanding information about how to get to places using different means of  

   transport and how long the journey takes 

 Shopping for food – Shopping for fruit, vegetables and groceries, specifying weights and  

   measures and inquiring about prices and means of payment 


Linguistic aims

 – Ordinal numbers:  primeiro/a, segundo/a, terceiro/a… 

– Verb ‘Haver’ impersonal – Há… 

– Nouns / Adjectives to name/describe places and food 

– Pronomes Indefinidos – algum, nenhum, nada  

– Prepositions of place – perto, longe, ao lado de…/ Advérbios de lugar – aqui, cá, ai, ali,  

– Demonstrativos invariáveis – isto, isso, aquilo e variáveis – este, essa, aquele… 

– Present tense  of irregular verbs: ‘ficar’, ‘seguir’, ‘ir’, preferir 

– Plural – words that finish in ‘r’ 


Cultural aspects

-Cities and historical monuments 


Course Information


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 14)
  • 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 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: 10th January – 14th February 2022

Tuesdays: 22nd February – 29th March 2022

Wednesdays: 6th April -18th May 2022*

Thursdays: 26th May – 30th June 2022**

Mondays: 4th July – 11th August 2022

Tuesdays: 16th August – 20th September 2022

Wednesdays: 28th September – 2nd November 2022


*Due to the Easter holiday there is a break in the course on the 20th of April. The course still consists of 6 lessons however.

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


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?

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