Portuguese Language Courses - Fall 2018

Portuguese Language Courses - Fall 2018

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Register online AND confirm your registration at TII by paying your course fees (payment by credit or debit cards only).

All payments are accepted at our offices: Al Luqta Street, Qatar Foundation, Gate #2, LAS Building, First Floor.

Registration details
Dates: 12 August till 13 September 2018
Days: Sunday till Thursday
Time: From 12 August till 30 August 2018 from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm*
           From 2 September till 13 September 2018 from 10:00 am till 6.00 pm

*Kindly note that the Language Center is closed during the Eid Al-Adha holiday
Textbooks can be bought in CHSS bookstore in the LAS building. The bookstore opening hours are from 15 August till 6 September 2018 from 12.00 pm till 5:00 pm during week days.

Portuguese Beginner 1 (40 hours)

Would you like to embark on learning Portuguese? This course will get you started. It is designed to provide the true beginner with basic linguistic competence to understand and use daily expressions common to any part of the Portuguese-speaking world. Within contextualized everyday settings, you practice introducing yourself and others, meeting people, interacting in a café or a restaurant and speaking about everyday activities. Through a variety of activities, including role play, you gain the confidence to start to build on your knowledge and to talk about leisure activities, hobbies, plans and even the weather.

Tuition fee: QAR 2400
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook fee: QAR 150

Course duration: 23 September – 11 December
Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 10:30 am – 12:10 pm
Section 2: Sundays & Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm

Pre-requisites: No prior knowledge of Portuguese is expected.
Textbook:  Português XXI 1 (Nova Edição), Lidel – Edições Técnicas, by Ana Tavares.

Portuguese Beginner 1.1 (20 hours – for students who completed Beginner1)

Do you have some Portuguese basics and wish to learn some more? Then come and join the Beginner 1.1 course! This course focuses on practicing Portuguese language skills in authentic and semi-authentic situations.  Through a variety of activities, including role play, you gain the confidence to explore the language and build on your knowledge. You practice talking about leisure activities, making plans, discussing hobbies, chatting about the weather and comparing habits.

Tuition fee: QAR 1000
Textbook fee: QAR 150

Course duration: 24 September – 14 November
Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Pre-requisites: Portuguese Beginner 1 at this program (or equivalent).
Textbook:  Português XXI 1 (Nova Edição), Lidel – Edições Técnicas, by Ana Tavares.

Portuguese Beginner 2.1 (40 hours – for students who completed Beginner 2)

Beginner 2.1 is the right course for students who have some knowledge of Portuguese but still have some basic topics to cover or for those who have studied Portuguese in the past and wish to refresh it.  At this level, you build upon what you have learned so far. You work on your pronunciation, improve your formal Portuguese and learn some idiomatic expressions. You develop greater fluency in everyday situations, such as shopping, describing people and places, giving directions, discussing instructions, describing a city and talking about traditions. Within contextualized everyday settings, you practice writing letters/emails and talking about past, present and future events and experiences. You are also ready to give information about your professional life and even express appreciation or dissatisfaction!

Tuition fee: QAR 2400
Discounted rate: (see Discount Policy)
Textbook fee: QAR 150

Course duration: 23 September – 11 December
Section 1: Sundays & Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm

Pre-requisites: Portuguese Beginner 2 at this program (or equivalent).
Textbook:  Português XXI 1 (Nova Edição), Lidel – Edições Técnicas, by Ana Tavares.

Portuguese Pre-intermediate 1.1 (20 hours – for students who completed Pre-Intermediate 1)

This course provides you with the necessary linguistic competence to express your thoughts and opinions about eating habits, sports, health and everyday life in different countries, as well as to comprehend press articles on these topics. Building upon what you have learned in the previous levels, you practice giving advice, understanding weather maps, forecasts and information on a variety of topics. You work on all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and your pronunciation gets even better! 

Tuition fee: QAR 1000
Textbook fee: QAR 150

Course duration: 24 September – 14 November
Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Section 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Pre-requisites: Portuguese Pre-intermediate 1 at this program (or equivalent).
Textbook:  Português XXI 2 (Nova Edição), Lidel – Edições Técnicas, by Ana Tavares.

Portuguese Intermediate 4 (20 hours – for students who completed Intermediate 3)

What is your vision of an ideal world? At this level, you become ready to answer such a complex question in Portuguese! You also get to discuss other intricate topics like the features of the different types of press available in the modern world and the pros and cons of organizations such as the European Union.  In Intermediate 4, while developing your language knowledge, you gain a better insight into the history and the cultural traditions of the several Portuguese speaking countries. You talk about language variation; you polish your accent and work on your listening and writing skills.

Tuition fee: QAR 1000
Textbook fee: QAR 150

Course duration: 24 September – 14 November
Section 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Pre-requisites:  Portuguese Intermediate 3 at this program (or equivalent).
Textbook:  Português XXI 3 (Nova Edição), Lidel – Edições Técnicas, by Ana Tavares.

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