Online Portuguese Classes | Experienced Beginners | Thursdays



This New Beginners class is for adults with limited knowledge of the Portuguese language.  If you know some very basic Portuguese such as how to greet others, the days of the week, numbers, colours, or the use of common verbs in the present tense, then this class is for you! For further details, scroll down to the section titled, “Curriculum.”

If you are looking for a lower level or higher level class, please check back in August for future class offerings or sign up for our waitlist.

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Classes will be held on Thursday evenings online for two (2) hours once a week for 10 weeks.

Level: New Beginners
Offered: On Thursdays
10 sessions
Start Date:  Thursday, June 24, 2021
End Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Where: Zoom Video

CLASS FEE: $320 + GST ($336)

You will meet online for two (2) hours once a week for 10 weeks for only $320 + GST ($336 CAD). After your registration form has been reviewed, you will receive an email instructing you to make your payment of $336 CAD ($320 + GST) by e-transfer within 24 hours. If your payment is not received, then you will not be registered for the class. The registration form can be found at the bottom of this page.


Recommended by the Camões Institute, the course uses the Passaporte para Português 1 –  Livro Do Aluno (A1/A2) textbook which is for beginner level students. The textbook is not included in the class fee and is an additional cost. You can either purchase your textbook from Portugal in Vancouver while quantities last or directly from the publisher, Lidel.  If ordering from Lidel, note that delivery time typically takes 10-12 days. To order from Lidel’s website, click here: Passaporte para Português 1 – Livro Do Aluno (A1/A2).


This class will have students who completed the previous session and are still classified as New Beginners. You will learn basic vocabulary and grammar in a small group with approximately 10 students. The curriculum will focus on the following units and topics in the textbook:

    • Unit 9 – Introducing family and close friends
    • Unit 10 – Describing yourself and others and your likes and dislikes
    • Unit 11 – Talking about your hobbies
    • Unit 12 – Describing other cultures and how to write an email

Please note:  The official syllabus will be provided on the first day of classes.


Classes will be held on Zoom which is a web-conferencing platform used to hold meetings, workshops, classes and more. It was selected for its ease of use and learning tools and features to support an online classroom experience. You do not need a Zoom account to participate in our online classes. You can simply click the link we will send you to join the class. However, you will need to download and install the Zoom application. You should do this before your first class.

You will need a microphone and a webcam.  Ensure that your computer has both. For the best audio experience, use a headset with a microphone. Also, ensure that you have a reliable and stable Internet connection that has the bandwidth for videos. We recommend you use an ethernet cable instead of relying on wi-fi which can be unstable. You will need to have your video (webcam) on during class.  Lastly, if possible, try to find a quiet place in your home to attend your online classes. The fewer distractions, the better your experience will be.

You will be provided with a Zoom link a few days before your classes start. 




Submit your completed registration form and after it has been reviewed, you will receive an email from Portugal in Vancouver with instructions on how to make your payment of $336 CAD by e-transfer within 24 hours. If your payment is not received, then you will not be registered for the class. A receipt will be provided once your registration and payment have been received and confirmed.

Payment in full is required to reserve your seat. If payment is not received within 24 hours, the seat will be released.

Space is limited, so don’t wait. Reserve your seat today.


If the class is full or these dates do not work for you, then add yourself to our waitlist. To do so, you can either click on the “Continue Shopping” button in Paypal and it will take you to the waitlist form or you can fill out the form below.