We offer the General LFA course in Portuguese:
The course is aimed at those with no previous knowledge of Portuguese. It is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff and members of the public.
19 × 2-hour classes plus end-of-year exams (listening, oral and written); groups of up to 20 participants.
The key aim of the course is to help you develop basic language skills in all four main areas (listening, speaking, reading and writing), so that you are able to communicate in basic Portuguese and understand what people say to you in a variety of social situations.
At the end of the course you will be able to:
A communicative approach will be used throughout the course with an emphasis on real-life situations. Grammar will be taught in context and general terms. You will need to obtain a textbook to support your studies (details will be provided by your tutor).
Alongside the class, you will be expected to spend around 2-3 hours each week on private study, as advised by your tutor.
This course will be subject to end-of-year examinations and certification. An LFA certificate will be awarded to participants who pass the end-of-year exams (oral, listening and written).
Register for this course
Our Registration page has an up-to-date list of which courses are available in 2012-13.
Fees for general (19-week) courses
FREE: University of York undergraduate students (one free course per student per undergraduate degree). More on free LFA courses for undergraduates.
£119: University of York Year 1, 2, 3, and 4 undergraduate students (rate for any subsequent courses after free entitlement has been used)
£119: University of York postgraduate students
£132: Over 60s; students from other colleges
£149: University staff and members of the public