Sign up before it’s too late! Our European Portuguese language classes for adults start soon 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. What you need to know about these classes:
- Cost: $270 + tax
- Textbook cost: $50 + tax (approximately)
- 10 weeks long
- Meet once a week on either Tuesday or Thursday
- Class times are 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Location: Portuguese Cultural Centre in Burnaby (PLEASE DO NOT CALL THEM)
- Taught by qualified and experienced teachers whose mother tongue is European Portuguese
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.
Not sure which class to take? Take the Self-Assessment test at the bottom of this page.
*As of March 9th, 2020
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 Levels||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|
Bonus! You could earn a CAPLE Diploma from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon!
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 3 class.
Please note that we offer a different Self-Assessment Test for Level 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!