Portuguese is a Romance language from the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is the sole official language of Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe while having co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau. Portuguese has approximately 270 million total speakers and is usually listed as the sixth-most spoken language, and the third-most spoken European language, in the world in terms of native speakers. As the most widely spoken language in South America and all of the Southern Hemisphere, it is the second-most spoken language after Spanish in Latin America, and is one of the 10 most spoken languages in Africa.
PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE COURSES:
TERM 1 COURSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF MONDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2022
Study Portuguese with EarthDiverse!
Our Introductory Portuguese courses begins with a practical explanation of the Portuguese language sound system to create a sense of assurance and confidence in learners right from the start. Basic everyday vocabulary and expressions will be taught, always with a view to empowering learners so that they feel encouraged to build their own sentences. Distinctive aspects of the Portuguese language, like the two translations that it offers for the verb to be, will also be addressed, along with simple present and past forms of essential verbs in short sentences. A good portion of the learning will happen through songs and selected poetry. Every class has its culture tip moment, in which the cultural differences between Portuguese-speaking countries and the Anglosphere will be discussed.
EarthDiverse currently offers the following Portuguese language classes on a rotating and evolving basis, with new intakes of students in Portuguese 101 beginning twice a year, in Term 1 (February) and again in Term 3 (July-August). 101 & 103 courses are offered in Terms 1 & 3 each year, and 102 & 104 courses are offered in Terms 2 & 4 each year. If you have some elementary understanding, you may consider starting in a 102 or 103 course as well. When completing one 8-week course, each cohort can begin advancing to the next course in the series.
- Portuguese 101: Introductory Portuguese, Part 1 (offered in Term 1 & Term 3)
- Portuguese 102: Introductory Portuguese, Part 2 (offered in Term 2 & Term 4)
- Portuguese 103: Introductory Portuguese, Part 3 (offered in Term 1 & Term 3)
- Portuguese 104: Introductory Portuguese, Part 4 (offered in Term 2 & Term 4)
- Portuguese 201: Intermediate Portuguese, Part 1 (offered in Term 1 & Term 3)
- Portuguese 202: Intermediate Portuguese, Part 2 (offered in Term 2 & Term 4)
LOCATION: EarthDiverse, 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (see map below under Location tab), on-line via Zoom, or through video recordings of our live-streamed sessions posted 1-2 days after each class.
DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS: Our Portuguese courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed classes are available via free Zoom software, or those unable to attend the date and time of the actual class sessions can watch the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace. These recorded sessions will be available soon after each class finishes so that you may watch the recorded video via any web-browser at your leisure. Your instructor will provide details on how to access your classes before your course begins.
COST PER PERSON PER TERM (8 classes):
- Waged: NZ$150 (includes GST + online registration fee)
- Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): NZ$125 (includes GST + online registration fee)
EarthDiverse offers the following Portuguese language classes on a rotating basis:
FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON EACH COURSE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE TILE BELOW: