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Offered:

Please note that this course is a Zoom only course and there is no in-person component.

  • • Term 1 (Feb-Apr ) and Term 3 (Jul-Sep) each year, pending sufficient enrolment.

  • • This course is offered as a live-streamed course via Zoom, and as video recordings of the live sessions if you cannot attend the regularly scheduled class.

Date & Time:

Begins Friday 23 February 2024

  • • Our 2024 Term 1 Portuguese 401 course meets on Friday mornings via Zoom from 8:00-9:30am beginning on Friday, 23 February (New Zealand time) and continues for eight consecutive weekly sessions. The last class of the Term is held on Friday 12 April 2024.

  • • If you live outside of New Zealand and wish to Zoom in to our live class sessions, check the nearest local Time Zone equivalent below:

Time Zone equivalents:

for live-streaming Zoom Sessions from New Zealand. If your Time Zone doesn't suit our live-streamed class, you can also access our courses by watching the live-recorded sessions that are posted to the course webpage each week, usually the next day.

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Thu 22 Feb 2024, 9:00 -10:30 am

  • US Pacific: begins Thu 22 Feb 2024, 11:00 am-12:30 pm

  • US Eastern: begins Thu 22 Feb 2024, 2:00 -3:30 pm

  • London, UK: begins Thu 22 Feb 2024, 7:00-8:30 pm

  • Paris, France: begins Thu 22 Feb 2024, 8:00-9:30 pm

  • New Delhi, India: begins Fri 23 Feb 2024, 12:30 - 2:00 am

  • Bangkok: begins Fri 23 Feb 2024, 2:00-3:30 am

  • Singapore: begins Fri 23 Feb 2024, 3:00-4:30 pm

  • Tokyo, Japan: begins Fri 23 Feb 2024, 6:00 - 7:30 am

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Fri 23 Feb 2024, 6:00 - 7:30 am

Description:

Advanced Portuguese 401, Part 1

  • • This is Part 1 of a four-part Advanced course taught over 4 successive school terms specifically designed for recent Portuguese learners. All of our language courses focus on acquiring reading and conversational skills, and learning about local culture. Our courses are designed for busy people: we do not expect you to study outside of class, nor do we assign homework (unless you’d like some!). Come and spend 12 class hours per Term (eight 1.5 hour weekly classes) learning Portuguese and about Portuguese culture, and have some fun too!

  • • Our advanced 400-level series deepens our knowledge of the Portuguese language's main verbal structures and tenses. More complex structures are addressed, focusing on practical applications in daily conversations.

  • • Subsequent Term courses continue with Advanced Portuguese (i.e. Portuguese 402-404 courses) and continue to include additional reading and comprehension practice, more advanced grammar, vocabulary, and conversation, and will continue in the same time slot for the duration of the full course.

Course curriculum:

Week by week new material will be posted throughout the duration of the course. Video recordings of each weekly session will be posted here after 1-2 days after each class.

    1. EarthDiverse Course Information

    2. EarthDiverse Zoom instructions

    1. 20240223 T1.1 Portuguese 401 video

Additional course info:

  • Videos and PDF content of class presentations or whiteboard notes are uploaded weekly after each live session
  • Begins on Fri 23 Feb 2024
  • NZ time: Fridays 8:00-9:30am

Meet our Instructor:

Portuguese & Italian Instructor Mônica Salerno, PhD

Hello! My name is Mônica Senna Salerno and I’m a Brazilian scientist born in Rio de Janeiro. I hold a MSc from Brazil and a PhD from Australia. I’m a native Portuguese speaker, and fluent in English and Italian, having lived and worked in Brazil, Australia, Italy, and NZ. The experience of working effectively as part of teams with very diverse cultural backgrounds (scientific labs are real Babel Towers in miniature) have allowed me to develop a broad understanding and proficiency in working on multicultural environments. However, Aotearoa is the place I call home. Besides the biological sciences I have a special interest in mythology, and I enjoy literature, cinema, pottery and football (the real one) and cheese making (I had an award winning boutique goat cheese company). Language is culture, and I am hoping to be able to help students enjoy themselves while attaining new knowledge.

Location:

This course is offered as a Zoom-only course and is available via the live-streamed sessions or the posted video-recordings of each live session posted 1-2 days after each class session. There is no in-person component.

All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse Centre located at 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (located just north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station) (entrance is located on the side of the building, see map). Those looking for parking for our evening classes can park just in front of the building in any of the available car parks. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks, or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front of Anglesea Street.
Location

Distance Learning:

This course is offered via distance learning only and has no in-person component. Students have two options for attending this course once they have registered:

  • Attend our live on-line classroom sessions via Zoom at the regular scheduled day and time.

  • Watch the live-recorded class sessions at your leisure, at a time, day and place more suited to your schedule.

Distance-Learning options:

Live Zoom sessions and Video-Recordings

  • • This course offers distance learning options: Live-streamed Hamilton classes are available via free Zoom software. Live-streaming allows you to participate fully in your own learning, ask questions of the instructor and participate fully in the same way as if you were in the physical classroom.

  • • Those unable to attend the scheduled date and time of the actual class sessions, or those who need to miss a class or two due to previous engagements or unexpected illness, can watch any or all of the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace and in their own time.

  • • Detailed instructions on how to access our distance learning components will be sent after completing your registration. There are no additional fees for this service. However, distance learners will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good quality web-camera (tablet devices and mobile phones can also access our live-streamed classes), a built-in microphone (most modern laptops have built-in microphones) or a headset with a microphone. You will also need to download and install the free Zoom software on your computer or device. Those accessing the video recordings will be able to do so with a simple web browser on any device.

Pricing options:

• All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include GST. • Unwaged includes students, seniors, retirees and unemployed. • Prices remain the same regardless of your chosen method for accessing this course.

Notes:

Those who cannot make the class meeting day and time via live Zoom sessions may consider accessing this course through the weekly recorded video sessions. Class videos are usually posted within 1-2 days of each live class session and are available for your own personal learning on a day and time of your choosing.

  • • This course has no assignments, quizzes, tests or exams.

  • • You will not need to purchase any reading materials.

  • • All classes encourage questions and group discussion.

  • • There are no refunds for missed classes. If you miss a class, you can watch the video recording!

  • • Guests of registered participants are welcome to attend a single session without registering.

  • • If, however, this course is cancelled due to insufficient enrolments please note that your registration fee will either be refunded in full or you may select to receive a course credit. Your choice!

Materials:

All materials are included in the course fees. These are developed by our instructors and distributed as PDF files as the course progresses.

  • • Course materials are provided to all registered students as digital materials made available to you on the course webpage for download (accessible after registration). There is no need to purchase any additional textbooks for this course, although you may choose to do so to supplement your learning.

  • • You will only require a pen or pencil, a notebook for taking your own class notes, and a loose-leaf binder. Any notes that our instructor writes on our class digital notepad are posted to the class webpage on your dashboard as a PDF file so that you can print these out at home and add them to your own notebook.

Prerequisites:

A keen desire to continue your Portuguese learning!

  • • Introductory Portuguese 101-104 and Intermediate Portuguese 201-304, or equivalent!

  • • This course is open to all learners aged 10 years and above.