Summer School 2021

Portuguese for beginners


Gina Brazier, teaching assistant, Portuguese Section, School of Languages and literatures, UCT

The course is aimed at teaching participants with no prior knowledge of the Portuguese language how to understand and speak it at a basic level. Classes will consist of both grammar and conversation. Class participation is an important element of the course and participants will be given homework. On completion of the course participants will have a basic understanding of the Portuguese language and will be able to converse on a basic level. Participants will engage in online exercises, activities and games. 

Participants need to acquire the Oxford Essential Portuguese Dictionary and Hutchinson’s Portuguese: An Essential Grammar

The course will be offered on the Microsoft Teams platform. Participants will be sent a link. Additional material will be provided via PDF.


Date: Monday 11 January–Friday 19 February
Time: 5.30 pm–6.15 pm
COURSE FEES: Full R2 719 Staff & Students R1 813
MAXIMUM: 20 participants