Portuguese Intermediate Conversation Practice

If you have taken an intermediate level Portuguese course, or you’re able to have intermediate-level conversations on familiar topics and want a further challenge, this level is ideal.  

Build your fluency, vocabulary and grammatical awareness by practising speaking and listening with your instructor and classmates.

Possible conversation topics include: 

  • Casual conversations 
  • Entertainment and sports
  • Brazilian culture (Brazilian cuisine, arts, Indigenous peoples, music)
  • Travelling around Brazil
  • Brazilian current affairs

Topics in this course change each term and are designed to further spoken fluency in Portuguese.  Students may take the course more than once to continue practising and developing vocabulary.  

Note: This course may require the purchase of a textbook.  Please contact info.exl@ubc.ca to confirm.

Course Format

This course is offered 100% online.

Our online conversational language courses offer you a real-time virtual classroom experience where you can see and interact with your teacher and classmates. Each week, you log in at a set time to your class using our intuitive learning management platform, Canvas. Through Canvas, you access Zoom, a web conferencing app, for your live class. Just like in a classroom, you do individual, pair and group work, ask questions and receive verbal feedback from your instructor.

Outside of class time, you can access handouts and other materials online at your own pace and rhythm. You might be doing readings or watching videos to prepare for your next class, or practising with the material you have learned in your previous class. You do get out what you put in.

In order for a virtual classroom to be successful, we want to see your faces! Please be prepared to participate with your video turned on. We provide virtual drop-in sessions for you to test out the Zoom app before your first day of class.? We will also send you instructions on accessing Canvas before your course begins.

Available Sessions

Course currently not available for registration.

Note: registration for language courses is still available for two weeks after the course start-dates.