Our Portuguese modules will follow the blended learning approach (half face-to-face in the classroom at Penrhyn Road and half by virtual online classes via MS Teams).

At the end of each semester long module, there will be two online assessments: Reading & Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Please note: KLS assessments cannot be re-scheduled.

Please also note: a minimum of 10 students is required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit enough students, it will be cancelled.

Portuguese courses offered

Portuguese Level 1

This course is for absolute beginners. It aims to give learners a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work and studio-based and authentic texts. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication.

  • Entry requirements: none
  • Level 1 module is offered in October and January
  • Method of delivery: blended learning (half face to face and half online via MS Teams)
  • Timetable for January course: Thursdays, 6-8pm

Portuguese Level 2

This module is designed to provide near-beginners with the foreign language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters in the foreign country and to be aware of related aspects of the foreign culture and environment.

  • Entry requirements: Completion of Level 1 or three months' prior language learning
  • Level 2 module is offered in January
  • Method of delivery: blended learning (half face to face and half online)
  • Timetable for January course: Tuesdays, 6-8pm 

Duration and fees


  • 10 weeks.

Term dates

Teaching Block 1 (semester 1):

  • Week commencing 9 October 2023 to week commencing 11 December 2023 (10 weeks).

Teaching Block 2 (semester 2):

  • Week commencing 22 January 2024 to week commencing 25 March 2024 (10 weeks).


  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University, and online via MS Teams.

Course fees

  • Kingston University students: free. (You will be required to purchase the course textbook at the time of enrolment.)
  • Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University staff: £80 per semester.

Contact us

Short Course Administrator
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790
Email: presessionals@kingston.ac.uk

KLS Director:  Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido

Email: R.Rodriguez-Garrido@kingston.ac.uk