There are two key options if you want to study Portuguese at LELI: Public Course or In-house training.

We only offer General Portuguese as public courses if there is sufficient demand.

Public Course Key Information

Course: General Portuguese
Levels: Starter – Upper-Intermediate (CEF A1 – B2)
Group Size: 12 – 18 students
Course Length: 60 hours
Course Duration: 15 weeks
Course Schedule: 15:45 – 17:45 or 18:00 – 20:00. Mon/Wed; Tue/Thu; Mon/Fri
Start Dates 2023: Term 1: January, Term 2: May, Term 3: September
Age: Adults
In addition to the language training, students receive:

  • LELI placement test
  • Student course book
  • Supplementary materials
  • Certificate (for those that complete the course)

Private Course Key Information

Courses: General Portuguese; Portuguese for the Workplace; Portuguese Conversation: Writing in Portuguese
Levels: Starter – Upper-Intermediate (CEF A1 – B2)
Group Size: Max: 18 students
Course Length: 60 hours (Standard, but can be tailored to suit)
Course Duration: 3 – 15 weeks (Max: 20 hours per week)
Schedule: 07:45 – 17:45, Mon – Fri (Depending on availability)
Price: Quotation immediately available upon request

In addition to the language training, our private courses also include:

  • Consultation with our Client Manager
  • Regular communication and attendance updates
  • Access to online teacher support
  • End of course report
  • LELI placement test
  • Student course book
  • Supplementary materials
  • Certificate (for those that complete the course)

General Portuguese

Our General Portuguese courses are by far the most popular classes we deliver, and they cover core Portuguese language skills with an emphasis on improving fluency and building confidence when speaking. The classes are dynamic and interactive, and provide a solid foundation to develop functional Portuguese language skills.

Portuguese for the Workplace

Our Portuguese for the Workplace courses are structured around our knowledge and experience of working in Timor-Leste. We have designed contextually appropriate material that targets the type of Portuguese required in more formal work-based settings (as it is one of the official working languages in Timor-Leste) but also in social situations. Depending on the specific needs of the organisation, we can adapt the course by creating additional materials that might focus on a particular skill such as giving presentations or writing official documents (emails, letters, minutes, reports).

Portuguese Conversation Courses

These courses are aimed at students and workers who want to focus on developing their speaking skills from Beginner to Intermediate level. They have been specifically designed for those who want to learn how to communicate successfully and with confidence and increased fluency in everyday social and professional situations. Each course is organized into thematic units and contains examples of authentic conversations from a range of situations.

Professional and Academic Writing Courses

These courses were exclusively designed by LELI’s Portuguese Department for people who study and/or work in Timor-Leste and need to use Portuguese as a second or as a foreign language. Each course is organized thematically and includes contextualised examples of diverse situations, familiar to everyone living in Timor-Leste. Our courses contain a wealth of practice activities, incorporate key language and phrases, and take a systematic and structured approach for constructive and effective writing.

We currently offer 3 different types of Writing Courses:
  • Writing Fundamentals
  • Email Writing
  • Report Writing

Customised Portuguese Courses

We also understand that certain clients require bespoke Portuguese language training that is specific to their organisation and/or a particular job role, which is why LELI offers a professional curriculum development service. For more information, please click here.

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