Online Portuguese Language Classes | October 2022

Online European Portuguese Language Classes

Online European Portuguese Classes for Adults

Portugal in Vancouver has been offering European Portuguese Language Classes for adults since 2018.

These courses are intended for adults aged 19 and older who aim to learn or improve their knowledge of the Portuguese language.

Due to the enduring coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to ensure the health and safety of our students and teachers, we are offering classes online.

If you wish to register for our online classes, then please see our current course offerings below.

Current Course Offerings, Levels, and Schedules

At this time, we are offering four (4) online courses designed for different levels of beginners.  Classes will be held in the evenings for two hours once a week from October 2022 to February 2023.  However, course offerings and/or schedules may change or be canceled due to low enrolment. Read below for further details of each class.

If you are a new student, then you will be required to attend an online placement test. For details see below.

*The course fee breaks down to only $12.78/hour. All prices are in Canadian currency and payments are to be received via bank e-transfer.  For all other payment types including other currencies, there is a $25 handling fee plus 5% GST. All prices are subject to change without notice. If your payment for the course is not received by the deadline provided in your confirmation email, then you will not be registered for the session. 

** The textbook is not included in the course fee and is an additional cost borne by the student. Students can purchase their textbook directly from the publisher, Lidel.  Note that both the New Beginners and Experienced Beginners courses use the same A1/A2 textbook while the Advanced Beginners course (our highest level) uses the B1 textbook. If you think you are an Advanced Beginner, you may wish to wait until the placement test to confirm your level before purchasing your textbook. However, due to the pandemic, delivery times may take longer than normal.  For those students who are interested in the New Beginners or Experienced Beginners classes, then you should purchase your textbooks as soon as possible.

Placement Test for New Students

    • Deposit: $150*** + GST
    • When:  We are offering two dates for the Placement Test:
      • 1st Placement Test – Thursday, September 15, 2022
      • 2nd Placement Test – Thursday, September 22, 2022
      • 3rd Placement Test – Tuesday, September 27, 2022
    • Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (Vancouver/Pacific Time) – you will be assigned a 10-minute time slot.
    • Where: Online on Zoom

All new students must take the placement test to determine their proficiency level. This placement test will be in the form of an oral assessment held on Zoom and conducted by our instructors.  To take the placement test, fill out the registration form. You will receive an email from Portugal in Vancouver with instructions and a request to pay the $150 (plus GST) deposit which will later be applied to your course fee.  Once your payment has been received, you will then be provided with a Zoom link and a time slot to attend. The result of your assessment will be sent to you by email within 48-72 hours.

***This deposit will be applied to your class fee and is non-refundable and non-transferrable.  If your payment is not received by the deadline provided in your confirmation email, then you will not be registered for your placement test nor eligible to register for the session. Payments will be received by bank e-transfer.

Technical Requirements

Students must possess or have access to the following items:

    • Email account
    • Computer (with system requirements to support Zoom)
    • Speakers
    • Microphone (or headphones/headset with a built-in microphone)
    • Webcam which must be on during the class
    • Reliable Internet connection

All classes (and the Placement Test for new students) will be held on Zoom which is a web-conferencing platform. You do not need a Zoom account to participate in our online classes. You can join via your web browser or the Zoom app. It is strongly recommended that you download the Zoom app as your web browser will have limited functionality. You should download the Zoom app a few days before your first class or placement test to ensure that it works with your computer system. If you wish, you can sign up for a free Zoom account at zoom.us/signup.

You will be provided with a Zoom link 5 to 7 days before your classes start. 

Terms & Conditions:

Registration & Payment

Sign up before it’s too late!  To register, you must be 19 years of age or older. Complete and submit the registration form below. After your registration form has been reviewed, you will receive an email from Portugal in Vancouver with instructions. Are you ready to sign up? If yes, then follow these easy steps:

    1. Read our terms and conditions.
    2. Fill out the registration form.
    3. Wait for your confirmation email with instructions.
    4. Schedule your Placement Test (for new students only).
    5. Make your payment(s).
    6. Purchase your textbook.
    7. Download the Zoom app

Waitlist

If the class is full or these dates do not work for you, then add yourself to our waitlist. To do so, fill out the form here: Online European Portuguese Language Class For Adults.

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

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