European Portuguese Language Classes January 2020

European Portuguese Classes for Adults

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Sign up before it’s too late!  To register, you must be of 19 years of age or older. These classes are for adults only.  For further details and to reserve your seat today, click on one of the links below to get started.

If after reading the class descriptions at the links below you are still not sure what level to take, then scroll down this page and read more about our Beginner Levels and take the Self-Assessment test at the bottom of this page.


Beginner Level 1 – Thursdays – Starting January 16th – SOLD OUT*

Beginner Level 2 – Tuesdays – Starting January 14th – SOLD OUT*

Beginner Level 3 – Thursdays – Starting January 9th – SOLD OUT*

Beginner Levels & Textbook

We offer Beginner Level classes taught by instructors from Portugal.  Our classes use the textbook, “Passaporte para Português A1/A2” recommended by the Camões Institute of Cooperation and Language. This textbook is for beginners and is comprised of 40 units. For our program, we have based our levels on this textbook as follows:

Textbook LevelsOur Class Levels for Portugal in VancouverUnits
A1Beginner Level 1 (novice-low)1 to 10
A1Beginner Level 2 (novice-mid)11 to 20
A2Beginner Level 3 (elementary)21 to 30
A2Beginner Level 4 (pre-intermediate)31 to 40

Classes start in January and are a continuation of previous sessions with the exception of our Beginner Level 1 Class this year.  With most of our students returning for the next session, the course starts where we left off in the textbook from the previous session. The classes are 10-weeks long, and you will meet at the Portuguese Cultural Centre in Burnaby for two hours once a week in a small classroom setting with approximately 10 students per class.  Lessons will be delivered by qualified and experienced teachers whose mother tongue is European Portuguese.

Bonus! You could earn a CAPLE Diploma from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon! 

Do NOT call the Portuguese Cultural Centre with your questions about the classes.

Self-Assessment Test

Not sure what level you should sign up for? Then take our Self-Assessment Test below. This test is to determine if you should take our Beginner Level 1 or Beginner Level 2.

Please note that we offer a different Self-Assessment Test for Levels 3 & 4 students that are provided in class.

We ask that you do not use any assistance to complete the test (i.e. no books, no dictionaries, no Internet, no help from friends nor family, etc.)

These tests are to help not only determine your level but also to provide your teacher with a better picture of your overall language skills. If you don’t know the answer to a question, then select the option “I don’t know the answer.”

After you submit your answers, click on the button that says, “View Score.” If you score…

50% or lower, then register for Beginner Level 1 – Thursday Night Class
51% or higher, then register for Beginner Level 2 – Tuesday Night Class

Take the test now:

Space is limited, so don’t wait. Sign up today!

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