Course Overview


Portuguese Level 8 is an Elementary Portuguese course for students who are already in the process of learning Portuguese. Portuguese Level 8 requires that you have previously studied Portuguese Level 7 or a course of at least 84  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

–  Arranging and undertaking travel confidently, buying tickets and giving details: destination, single or return, class, day of travel, time of arrival and departure, costs

– Obtain and understand information from maps, timetables, announcements and simple signs 

– Obtaining help in case of lost, stolen or misplaced luggage, saying what has been lost or misplaced describing the item: what it is made of, size, colour, make, contents 

– Talking about past holidays and leisure activities 


Linguistic aims

-Types of public transport, types of common tickets 

– Check in and check out procedures  

– Language for enquiring and complaining, describing and comparing 

– The past tense of regular and irregular verbs pertinent to topic 

– Immediate future – Ir + Infinitive – Vou visitar a Ilha da Madeira 

– Prepositions – a/ para/ por / de/ a 

– Adverbs of intensity – muito, bastante, quase, demasiado… 

– Plural of diminutives: barzinho – barezinhos 


Cultural aspects

– Biographies of famous people from Portuguese speaking countries 


Course Information


  • Average class size: 8 (maximum 14)
  • Students must be 18+ years old
  • Existing language ability: 84 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:


Wednesdays: 12th January – 16th February 2022

Wednesdays: 23rd February – 30th March 2022

Thursdays: 7th April – 19th May 2022*

Mondays: 4th July – 8th August 2022

Tuesdays: 16th August – 20th September 2022

Wednesdays: 28th September – 2nd November 2022

Thursdays: 10th November – 15th December 2022


*Due to the Easter holiday there is a break in the course on the 21st of April. The course still consists of 6 lessons however.


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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