Portuguese Language Courses in Spring 2019

Portuguese Language Courses in Spring 2019

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Register online and confirm your registration at TII by paying your course fees (payment by credit or debit cards only). All payments are accepted at our offices: Al Luqta Street, Qatar Foundation, Gate #2, LAS Building, First Floor.

Registration details:
Dates: 9 December 2018 till 9 January 2019
Days: Sunday till Thursday
Time:
From 9 December till 31 December from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm
From 1 till 9 January from 10:00 am till 6.00 pm
 

* Kindly note that the Language Center is closed during the National Day

 

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Portuguese Beginner 1 (40 Hours)

Would you like to embark on learning Portuguese? This course will get you started. It is designed to provide the true beginner with basic linguistic competence to understand and use daily expressions common to any part of the Portuguese-speaking world. Within contextualized everyday settings, you practice introducing yourself and others, meeting people, interacting in a café or a restaurant and speaking about everyday activities. Through a variety of activities, including role play, you gain the confidence to start to build on your knowledge and to talk about leisure activities, hobbies, plans and even the weather.

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of Portuguese is expected.

Course duration: 13 January – 2 April 2019
Section 1: Sundays and Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm

Tuition fee: QAR 2400
Textbook:  Português XXI 1 (Nova Edição), Lidel – Edições Técnicas, by Ana Tavares.
Textbook fee: QAR 200

 

Portuguese Beginner 2 (40 Hours)

Beginner 2 is the right course for students who have some knowledge of Portuguese but still have some basic topics to cover or for those who have studied Portuguese in the past and wish to refresh it. At this level, you build upon what you have learned so far. You work on your pronunciation, improve your formal Portuguese and learn some idiomatic expressions. You develop greater fluency in everyday situations, such as shopping, describing people and places, giving directions, discussing instructions, describing a city and talking about traditions. Within contextualized everyday settings, you practice writing letters/emails and talking about past, present and future events and experiences. You are also ready to give information about your professional life and even express appreciation or dissatisfaction!

Prerequisites: Beginner 1 (40 hours) at this program or equivalent.

Course duration: 14 January – 3 April 2019
Section 1: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm

Tuition fee: QAR 2400
Textbook:  Português XXI 1 (Nova Edição), Lidel – Edições Técnicas, by Ana Tavares.
Textbook fee: QAR 200

 

Portuguese Pre-intermediate 1 (40 Hours)

At this level, you are ready to handle somewhat more complicated conversations and acquire more sophisticated grammatical structures. You practice asking and answering questions and develop your comprehension and expressive skills. Through a variety of activities, you acquire sufficient linguistic competence to give information about yourself, to advise someone and to understand interviews, advertisements, and instructions on a variety of topics. This course also provides you with the necessary linguistic competence to express your thoughts and opinions about eating habits, sports, health and everyday life in different countries, as well as to comprehend press articles on these topics. Building upon what you have learned in the previous levels, you practice giving advice, talking about the weather and understanding weather maps and forecasts. You work on all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and your pronunciation gets even better! 

Prerequisites: Beginner 1 and Beginner 2 (80 hours) at this program or equivalent.

Course duration: 14 January – 3 April 2019
Section 1: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm

Tuition fee: QAR 2400
Textbook:  Português XXI 2 (Nova Edição), Lidel – Edições Técnicas, by Ana Tavares.
Textbook fee: QAR 200

 

Portuguese Pre-intermediate 2 (40 Hours)

Building upon your knowledge, in Pre-Intermediate 2 you learn how to express yourself in somewhat more complex communicative scenarios. You practice giving basic information about health issues, scheduling an appointment, as well as discussing health support systems. You deal with daily news articles and various other spoken and written texts. You practice shopping, as well as exchanging and returning merchandise, complaining and expressing your opinion about the quality of the service. You also discuss topics such as popular festivities, traditions and stories, as well as traditional and modern professions. You become acquainted with different Portuguese language varieties and learn about very interesting cultural traditions and natural wonders of several Portuguese speaking countries. You work on all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), continue to refine your pronunciation and expand your vocabulary and range of idiomatic expressions. In the meanwhile, your writing skills continue to improve!

Prerequisites: Portuguese Pre-intermediate 1 (40 hours) at this program or equivalent.

Section 1: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 12:10 pm / Course duration: 14 January – 3 April 2019
Section 2: Sundays and Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm / Course duration: 13 January – 2 April 2019

Tuition fee: QAR 2400
Textbook:  Português XXI 2 (Nova Edição), Lidel – Edições Técnicas, by Ana Tavares.
Textbook fee: QAR 200

 

Portuguese Intermediate 4 (20 Hours)

What is your vision of an ideal world? At this level, you become ready to answer such a complex question in Portuguese! You also get to discuss other intricate topics like the features of the different types of press available in the modern world and the pros and cons of organizations such as the European Union. In Intermediate 4, while developing your language knowledge, you gain a better insight into the history and the cultural traditions of the several Portuguese speaking countries. You talk about language variation; you polish your accent and work on your listening and writing skills.

Prerequisites: Portuguese Intermediate 3 at this program (or equivalent).

Course duration: 14 January – 6 March  2019
Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm * Cancelled 

Tuition fee: QAR 1000
Textbook:  Português XXI 3 (Nova Edição), Lidel – Edições Técnicas, by Ana Tavares.
Textbook fee: QAR 200

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