Germany, Weimar

Portuguese | Language of the Year

when 3 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
duration 4 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 390

In the year of the Football World Cup in Brazil Portuguese is our Language of the Year.

Have you ever wanted to study or work in Portugal or Brazil? Then we have just the thing for you! We offer a challenging, lively course with a native-speaker. You will improve your Portuguese skills in a small group. Regardless of whether you would like to sign up for 50 hours in two weeks or 100 hours in four weeks, we have the right course for you!

Special feature

You won't learn Portuguese just in the classroom! For example, you can practice your Portuguese in a playful atmosphere and learn about cusine at the Cooks' Workshop. You can improve your listening comprehension and gain new insights into Portuguese and Brazilian culture with the Portuguese and Brazilian films shown in class and the cinema. And you can learn even more about the Portuguese and Brasilian culture at the weekly international gaming night. Or pratice your conversion skills during a relaxing walk or picnic in the park.

And that's not even the half of it! Learn Portuguese and explore the cultural history of Germany that Weimar has to offer. In collaboration with the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, we are introducing a new supplementary feature: the museum project. This will give you the opportunity to practice your language skills on site in one of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar's museums, for example the art collection of the castle, the Park Cave or the Roman House. Join us on this journey of discovery, and improve your Portuguese and your cultural knowledge at the same time!

And of course we want to hear about your personal goals and interests for the course.

Course leader

The Language Centre of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar offers language courses all year round. Language courses are taught by experienced and qualified teachers - so we are sure that you are all around satisfied.

All instructors are native speakers of t

Target group

Our foreign language courses are designed for (prospective) students and graduates from Germany with the minimum age of 18 who seek an authentic experience and real immersion into a foreign language. Most participants who join the courses are 20 to 30 years of age.

The levels are oriented to the European Language Levels (self assessment grid).

Course aim

The goal of these language courses is to help you improve your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, and learn and practice your vocabulary and knowledge of grammar and phonetics. The course strongly emphasise active communication in the foreign language. The instructor will also give presentations about various the country, its people and culture. And of course we want to hear about your personal goals and interests for the course.

Credits info

6 ECTS
After successful completion of the language course you will receive a certificate of participation. It will show the course title, the date and duration of the course, the number of contact hours as well as the main contents and topics.

Participants earn:
- 3 credit points (ECTS) after completion of the two-week course (50 h) or
- 6 credit points (ECTS) after completion of the four-week course (100 h).

It is necessary to attend at least 80% of the course lessons to receive credit points.

If you do an extra work for example a presentation, a paper, etc. you can get a grade. Please talk to your teacher at the beginning of the course.

Fee info

EUR 390: The course fee for the two-week course is 390,-€. Students and alumni pay the reduced fee of 290,-€.
EUR 490: The course fee for the two-week course is 490,-€. Students and alumni pay the reduced fee of 390,-€.