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Portugese(Brazilian)Travellers Stage 1

This course is a beginners Portuguese (Brazilian)course that provides the foundation for the Portuguese language. It focuses on basic greetings, personal information, expressing yourself and introductory grammatical structure. Furthermore, you will also be introduced to elements of the Portuguese culture. Additional materials may be used in the classroom (music, video, etc.) where available and where suitable for the needs of the class. Perfect for travelling!

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Portuguese – Portuguese speaking countries and culture
  • Greetings (meeting people) - Introducing and describing yourself and others, professions, finding out more about somebody
  • Asking and responding: your and someone’s name; country of origin; your well being (for example ‘how are you?’ ‘where are you from?’ or 'what’s your name?').
  • Using basic communicative expressions in formal and familiar forms
  • Small talk – idioms, likes and dislikes etc
  • Time – time of the day, days of the week, months; birthdays
  • Numbers – For example telephone number, address, money, age
  • Cultural Perspective – geography, demography, and social customs
  • Practice – Some language learning/study strategies
  • Restaurants – ordering food, drinks etc.
  • Directions
  • Likes and dislikes, hobbies, activities, negatives, agreeing and disagreeing, personal opinions, social life, daily activities and routines, family and friends
  • Grammar practice, pronouns, possessives, demonstratives, present and past time relations, singular and plural
  • Practice, dialogues in formal and informal context – role plays, strategies for language learning, reading text

Please Bring


Brazilian Portuguese: Beginner 1, 2018 (3rd. edition) by Dr Rita Ferraro, Australia (approx $40)
ISBN: 978-0-646-99580-9
Suggested textbook suppliers:
Language Book Centre or visit website

Please make sure you check with the college that the course is going ahead before purchasing a text book for your course. The college will not accept responsibility for books purchased if the course is cancelled due to limited numbers.

About the Tutor

Dr Rita Ferraro graduated from Universidale Federal Fluminese (UFF) in Brazil a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Portuguese and Spanish Language, Literature and linguistics. Following this, she completed a PhD in Portuguese and Spanish Contrastive Linguistics at Universidale de Cadez (UCA) in Spain. Rita has now developed and delivered language tuition programs for various universities, corporate clients, government agencies, and in her own private language school over the past ten years. Based in Sydney, Australia, Rita is interested in optimising the standards of Portuguese language teaching material and academic programs.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113