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

– Saying where you live – describing your house, its location, details of rooms, furniture, garden 

– Giving, asking for, and understanding information about eating out in a restaurant, including reserving a table, ordering and expressing likes and dislikes in food and drink, paying and making a complaint, giving reasons 

– Comparing your own typical cuisine with that of a Portuguese speaking country, expressing opinion


Linguistic aims 

Vocabulary for types of accommodation and contents 

– Adjectives to describe homes, places, landscapes 

– The past participle of some verbs: estragado, cozido, mal-passado… 

– Numbers to 1000 

– Introduction to the Simple Past Tense of some regular and irregular verbs: ir, reservar, comer 

– Polite forms of address:, Poderia, queria,  gostaria de… 

– Plural of days of the week 


Cultural aspects

-Comparing typical dishes from Portugal and Brazil with those of different nations


Course Information


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 14)
  • 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 follow:


Mondays: 21st February – 28th March 2022

Tuesdays: 5th April – 17th May 2022 *

Wednesdays: 25th May – 29th June 2022

Thursdays: 7th July – 11th August 2022

Mondays: 15th August – 19th September 2022**

Tuesdays: 27th September – 1st November 2022

Wednesdays: 9th November – 14th December 2022


* Due to the Easter holiday there is a break in the course on the 19th of April. The course still consists of 6 lessons however.

**Due to the Bank Holiday, the lesson on the 29th of August 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

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