Course Overview

Guernsey’s Portuguese community has grown significantly over the years and has integrated into the island’s population. Our Beginner classes will help you learn basic phrases as well as grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to help you to communicate with Portuguese people in Guernsey or if you visit Portugal.

If you can only attend a certain day, contact us and we will see what other options we can give you.

24 hours of lessons

Interactive smartboards

Qualified, native teachers

Textbook: Aprender Português, 1: Níveis A1/A2

Topics & Vocabulary

  • Introductions and greetings
  • Names, nationalities
  • Professions
  • Family
  • Please & thank you
  • Likes & dislike
  • Eating & drinking
  • Numbers
  • Alphabet
  • Directions
  • Hotels and travel
  • Making phone calls
  • Time – hours, days, months, time phrases
  • Daily life – routines, free time
  • Making arrangements
  • Home – rooms, house accessories
  • Places – shops, important buildings and celebrations
  • The weather


  • Pronouns – subject, possessive and the form a gente
  • To be (ser vs estar)
  • Masculine and feminine with nouns
  • Articles and junctions with prepositions de and em
  • Definite future: ir + infinitive
  • Singular vs. plural
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Questions words
  • Verb gostar (de) – affirmative, negative and interrogative
  • Present tense verbs (regular)

* Please note there may be slight content variations at the discretion of the teacher. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

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Course Dates

27th September 2021 – 7th February 2022

Holiday breaks:
25th October 2021 – 29th October 2021
20th December 2021 – 7th January 2022