Learn European Portuguese
Are you interested in learning European Portuguese? Maybe you speak a little bit already and want a refresher to help you be more confident in your language skills. Perhaps, you don’t know any Portuguese but want to learn so you can communicate with your (future) Portuguese family members or maybe you’re planning a trip to Portugal soon. Well, you’re in luck! Portugal in Vancouver offers beginner level European Portuguese classes for adults.
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:
|Level Groups||Our Class Levels for Portugal in Vancouver||Units|
|A1||Beginner Level 1 (novice-low)||1 to 10|
|A1||Beginner Level 2 (novice-mid)||11 to 20|
|A2||Beginner Level 3 (elementary)||21 to 30|
|A2||Beginner Level 4 (pre-intermediate)||31 to 40|
Classes start in October and are a continuation of previous sessions. 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.
Stay tuned for registration dates! Our returning students have the first opportunity to register for our classes. After they have registered and if there are any seats left, we then open up registration to our waitlist (see below to learn more). If by chance there are any empty seats, we will then open up registration to the general public. However, it is recommended to join our waitlist as seats usually fill up quite fast. Click on the waitlist link provided below to sign up.
Beginner Level 2 (LOW): European Portuguese Language Class – Tuesdays
Beginner Level 2 (HIGH): European Portuguese Language Class – Thursdays
Beginner Level 3: European Portuguese Language Class – Thursdays
Get on our waitlist. Because we have a high number of returning students each session, we don’t have too many empty seats available. When we do have space, those on our waitlist are offered the first chance to register before the general public. When you join our WAITLIST, please remember to add email@example.com to your safe senders’ list.
Wait! Before you put your name on our waitlist, take our Assessment Test! Not sure what level you should sign up for? Then take our Assessment Test below. This test is to determine if you should take our Beginner Level 2 (LOW) or Beginner Level 2 (HIGH) class.
Please note that we offer a different 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 or 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 2 (LOW) – Tuesday Night Class
51% or higher, then register for Beginner Level 2 (HIGH) – Thursday Night Class
Take the test now: