The Portuguese Conversation Club consists of a series of courses for Portuguese speakers who want to improve their overall communicative proficiency in Portuguese. Courses within a level can be taken in any order as each course covers new vocabulary and grammar.
This 16-hour course is designed for individuals who can communicate at a high beginner level of proficiency in Portuguese. Each week will feature a different Brazilian city as well as a topic for conversation selected by club participants. The first 60 to 90 minutes will be spent practicing high beginner-level language functions related to the city and to the topic of the class. Language functions may include: making small talk, describing the weather, nationalities, daily activities, travel, present/past tense, current events, among other topics. The last portion of class will be dedicated to grammar instruction based on participantsí needs. Participants will practice the language in group and paired activities. Facilitation will include practice in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Arts and music
Culture and value systems
Food and nutrition
Professions and the workplace
You must complete an oral evaluation which places you at the High Beginner level or have completed the High Beginner 2B Portuguese course at Valencia.