Online lessons add a level of flexibility to teaching and learning and can provide students with a range of high-quality learning options.

A spokesman for Centro de Línguas said: “Obviously, we were obliged to temporarily close our doors to students attending courses on-site in the middle of March. We were optimistically hopeful that things would return to normal fairly quickly, but it wasn´t until mid-June that we were given the go-ahead to re-open our doors to private students on a one-to-one basis.

“However, during lockdown, we were extremely busy. We moved our group sessions and most private lessons to our online facility and quickly adapted to the present reality”.

Currently, all of the Portuguese group courses are online. Since April, there have been eight courses running for 30 sessions each, covering all levels.

Due to the success of these courses, Centro de Línguas received many student enquiries about the possibility of setting up teacher-led conversation sessions to consolidate what they’d learned. So, over July, three trial groups were run and as a result, regular online conversation classes are now organised. These consist of one lesson per week without any obligation to pay for more than a month at a time. Students will therefore be able to dip in and out of the sessions. Two levels are available: Level 1 for people with a basic knowledge of Portuguese, and level 2 for those with better knowledge of the language.

Centro de Línguas offers a free 30-minute practice session to take you through everything you will need to know to participate in the sessions.

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