Portuguese Courses in Lisbon
The schools approach is based on a communicative language teaching methodology, placing emphasis on language for communication. Lessons are planned to include a balanced combination of activities to help students learn and practice the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
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On the first day of classes, students who are not absolute beginners will be given a placement test, after an oral interview, in order to assess their knowledge of the language. Apart from absolute beginners, who must begin on the published starting dates, students can join a class at any time if vacancies exist at the suitable level. Groups have a maximum of 8 participants (12 for Easter and Christmas Courses) so that monitoring and assessment are continuous and personalised.
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The Portuguese language courses are organized in 6 different levels of proficiency , aligned with the Council of Europe´s Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages was designed to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language proficiency. It is used in Europe but also in other continents and is now available in 39 languages.
To further complement the Portuguese lessons in Lisbon, separate activities and excursions can be arranged at our school, with topics including typical dinners, climbing, scuba diving, paintbal and a lot of other activities. Because of the variety of exciting excursions and cultural activities available, learning Portuguese in Lisbon doesn’t stop when class is dismissed!