How will I be taught?
The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) and some reading and writing will also be included. Pronunciation and culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted mainly in the foreign language. Learners will work through different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources (role-play and games etc). Homework set will provide an opportunity for self-study.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited at the end of the course to monitor and record progress. The tutor will give written or verbal feedback.
What do I need to bring with me?
The course book will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. Students will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
The appropriate follow-on course is another topic related Portuguese course to expand your learning. The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
This course is for students with some previous knowledge or those who already know some basics structures of the language. This course is more conversation based to help you in everyday situations such as renting a house , dealing with builders. It will focus more on key vocabulary and full structured sentences helpful when vising Portuguese speaking countries.
If you are unsure, please speak to us or to a Curriculum Leader.