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

The course aims to teach 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 . It is recommended that students bring a laptop or ipad to class in order to engage in online exercises, activities and games .

Recommended reading

Participants need to acquire the following: 

Oxford Essential Portuguese Dictionary     

Hutchinson, Amelia. 1996. Portuguese: An Essential Grammar. Routledge, New York, NY. 

(It is recommended that students bring to class a laptop or iPad in order to engage in online exercises/activities/games)







Date: 6–24 January
Time: 5.30 pm–7.00 pm
COURSE FEES: Full R2 836 Staff & Students R1 890
MAXIMUM 20 participants
Venue: Classroom 4A Kramer Law Building, UCT