Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


- You will manage in Portuguese in common communication situations at work and everyday life.
- You will be able to write short messages and give information about your own work or business.
- You will be able to take part in conversations in familiar situations relating to your own work and everyday life.
- You can handle the most common situations when traveling in a Lusophone - speaking country.
- You will know the vocabulary and terminology associated with leisure activities.
- You will be able to tell about your life stages and your work / company history.
- You will have some familiarity with the customs of the Lusophone countries.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 06.09.2022 - 13.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Hans-Joachim Schulze

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): A2

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Learning more about the basic grammatical structures of Portuguese and expanding your basic vocabulary for everyday purposes, acquiring a limited economics vocabulary and managing in common communication situations at work and in everyday life, and getting to know some customs of the Portuguese-speaking world.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Lectures, active participation in class. Registration must be confirmed by attending the first lecture.
    2. Classroom tests and/or written assignments (30%)
    3. Written examination (50%)

    4. Oral examination (20%)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Contact hours 24 h (a multimodal course that includes online-study)

    - Independent work by the student and a written examination, with preparing for the exam 57 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Ingalsuo Tommi: Tudo Bem? 1 (chapters 15–20)

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses on Sisu (