Brazilian Portuguese for students at level A1



Course for level A1

Day and Time : Tuesday from 18:30 to 19:45
Course duration : 30 weeks
Starting date : 19th September 2023
Format : Online

Brazilian Portuguese for students at level A1




The following course has been tailored for “Microsoft”

Welcome to Languages Unlimited, your online / in-house language training provider.

We are now taking bookings for upcoming 37.5-hour (30 weeks) online language courses in Brazilian Portuguese for level A1 and for level B1.

All courses will start in September 2023.

Note that:

– If you need clarifications about the levels, please contact us at or consult the CEFR level chart.

– If you are not sure about your level, contact us to organise a free telephone assessment.

You can book a group course for €400.00.

Finally, thank you for connecting your camera when you have a lesson as it is very difficult for trainers to teach a language to “invisible” students. We really appreciate your efforts on this.

Enjoy your language course with us!

Renaud Puyou, Director

This course is addressed to those who have followed a Beginners’ course or who are at level A1.1 and wish to consolidate their level or progress towards level A1.2/A2. It is generally suitable for students who studied Brazilian Portuguese up to the Leaving Cert more than 10 years ago. Students should already be able to introduce themselves, give or understand directions, ask simple questions, handle numbers and go shopping.

Course Objectives

This is a summary of the objectives for this level.  A comprehensive list can be found in the Common European Framework of Reference.  The objectives describe what a participant should be able to do in the language at the end of a level 2 course.

Sociolinguistic Appropriateness

  • To be able to handle very short social exchanges, using everyday polite forms of greeting and address. To be able to make and respond to invitations, apologies etc

Listening Comprehension (LC)

  • To be able to understand phrases and expressions related to areas of most immediate priority (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) provided speech is clearly and slowly articulated.

Reading Comprehension (RC)

  • To be able to understand short, simple texts containing the highest frequency vocabulary, including a proportion of shared international vocabulary items.

Spoken Interaction (SI)

  • To be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters to do with work and free time. 

Spoken Production (SP)

  • To be able to give a simple description or presentation of people, living or working conditions, daily routines. Likes/dislikes etc. as a short series of simple phrases and sentences linked into a list.
  • To be able to describe his/her family, living conditions, educational background, present or most recent job.
  • To be able to give a short, rehearsed, basic presentation on a familiar subject.
  • To be able to answer straightforward follow up questions if he/she can as for repetition and if some help with the formulation of his reply is possible.

Written Interaction (WI)

  • To be able to write short, simple formulaic notes relating to matters in areas of immediate need.
  • To be able to write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate need.

Written Production (WP)

  • To be able to write a series of simple phrases and sentences linked with simple connectors like “and”, “but” and “because”.

Examples of situations covered:

  • Booking a plane ticket and flying;
  • Buying a train ticket and travelling by train;
  • Booking a hotel and checking in; 
  • Booking a table – Eating and drinking out –  Choosing & ordering; 
  • Renting a car;
  • Asking for and understanding directions;
  • Going shopping – Paying;
  • Going to the bank;
  • Complaining and apologising;
  • Arranging to meet;
  • Telephoning – Leaving / Taking a message. 


If you are interested in this course please fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as we are scheduling a course.

    About the trainer:

    Ivonete Araújo Lopes

    Ivonete is an educator with a diverse teaching and educational background. Since 2001, she has taught Portuguese language in public primary and secondary schools.

    As a tutor in a primary school’s Continuing Education Federal Program for Teachers on Literacy from 2011 to 2013, she assisted teachers during training sessions for two years.

    She taught Portuguese Heritage Language Teacher (PHL) for two years at the Association of Brazilian Families in Ireland. She designed and implemented cultural language projects that promoted a strong connection between the Portuguese language, identity, and culture.

    Ivonete holds a Graduate Diploma in Localisation from University College Dublin (UCD) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching English Language and Translation from UNISO University in Brazil. Her academic journey also includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Portuguese and English from UNISO University.