In the Academic Portuguese course, students will learn how to use the language in different academic situations. Like the Survival Portuguese Course, the aim is to help improve all aspects of language ability; speaking, listening, reading and writing. However, this curriculum will emphasize an academic-grammatical approach to improving writing and speaking. Upon conclusion of this course, students will be able to attend courses at a Brazilian university. Due to its academic approach, students will be able to receive credit hours if required by their home university
Our methodology is focused on the communicative and interactionist approaches and uses language in simulations of daily life activities. The skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading are integrated in such a manner as to foster communication. Our aim is to enable students to improve their communication skills in everyday situations, understand both spoken and written language, through systematic acquisition of the necessary grammar, and develop the ability to speak and use the language with confidence.
There are three levels available:
- Beginner - for students who have never studied Portuguese before or have little background knowledge.
- Intermediate - for students with some knowledge of the Portuguese language
- Upper Intermediate / Advanced: for students who already speak the language and know the more advanced grammatical elements.
Students will review structures, expand vocabulary and become more fluent.