PORTUGUESE CLASSES – ADULTS

COME LEARN PORTUGUESE WITH ABRISA!

Why ABRISA?

  • We offer native Brazilians, experienced and dedicated teachers
  • We are committed to your learning, not to profit. If we do not reach the ideal minimum number of students per class, we will endeavour to offer you alternatives to continue your studies;
  • We offer you stronger links to the Brazilian community and our cultural events, giving you the opportunity to practice the language.

If you have an enquiry about the classes, please send us an email on portclass@abrisa.org.au

General Information for Group Classes (3 – 7 students)

Duration: Our basic term comprises of 10 Classes of 90 minutes, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Venue: Room 2, 247-251 Flinders Lane Melbourne
Term fee: $340.00
Text / Exercise Book: We have adopted the book “Bem Vindo” to use from the Beginners to the Advanced levels. This book is not included in the term fee and if you wish to purchase these material from ABRISA the costs are:

  • Text Book: $95.00
  • Exercise Book: $40.00

Please check other alternatives in our FAQ section.

Levels Available 

  • Beginners – divided in sub-levels (Elementary and Beginner) and cater for persons who are new to the language and for those who have already made a start, but need to improve the grammar for further development
  • Intermediate – comprising of sub-levels (Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper- Intermediate) this level is of longer duration and focus on strengthening grammar and vocabulary.
  • Advanced – predominately conversational but also designed to refine and enrich the grammar. It also addresses the need of those who already speak the language fluently, but would like to keep practicing.
  • Not sure about what level? You can arrange a meeting with either one of our teachers or the Course Coordinator to assess your level.

TERMS AND CLASS TIMES – 2017

TERMS

  • The Term is comprised of 10 x 1.5 hour classes
  • Term I:  16th January to 30th March 2017
  • Term II: 10th April to 26th June 2017
  • Term III:  10th July to 14th September 2017
  • Term IV:  2nd October to 14th December 2017
  • Private Tuition Also Available Upon Request.

CLASS TIMES

  • All Classes 6:00PM – 7:30PM
  • Classes are typically held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and, depending on demand, on Thursdays.

PAYMENT DETAILS

The Registration Process enables you to select the Term and Books and effect the payment via Credit Cards.  This is the preferred method of payment as it reduces our administration overheads.

If you do not have a Credit Card, you can make a deposit directly to the following ABRISA Bank Account (Please remember to add your name):

WESTPAC
Account Name: ABRISA
BSB: 033-018
Account No: 349076

BENEFITS

These Portuguese Classes are a significant source of funding to keep the ABRISA, Brazilian Association, operating. By enrolling, you are contributing to keeping this association, which aims at integrating Brazilian and Australian culture, alive!

By enrolling, you will:
1. Receive a copy of the electronic newsletters, currently fortnightly; and
2. Have access to The Gracila Stone Portuguese Books Library (based at ABRISA)
3. Have the opportunity of attending ABRISA events and practice the Portuguese Language.
4. Be directly assisting the operation of this Not for Profit Association, which exists to support its membership and the wider community.

If you would like more information on our Portuguese Classes, please contact us preferably via e-mail on portclass@abrisa.org.au.

 

FAQ – ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS FOR LESS THAN 3 STUDENTS

 

Whilst we are not always able to offer the group classes if there is an insufficient number of students, we offer the following alternatives:

2 Students: A shorter term of 8 classes of 90 minutes at the same cost ($315.00).
2 Students: Same number of classes (10) for $380.00, if both students agree to pay the additional cost.
One on One Lessons: One on one classes negotiated with the Portuguese Class Coordinator. You would need to determine how many classes you would like to have and pre-paid directly to ABRISA.
60 Minutes Class: $55.00 per class (Between 4:00pm and 5:30pm only, Monday to Thursday)
90 Minutes Class: $90.00 per class (Between 4:00pm and 7:30pm, Monday to Thursday)
120 Minutes Class: $110.00 per class (Latest time slot is 6:00pm)

PLEASE NOTE:
The alternative arrangements are discussed and agreed directly with the Coordinator of the Portuguese classes via e-mail (portclass@abrisa.org.au).
We require pre-payment of the class(es), directly to the ABRISA account.

FAQ – LATE ENROLLMENTS

In most cases, we accept enrollments up to the third week of the term for the Beginners and Intermediate Levels only.

We are more flexible with the Advanced level, if the purpose of the student is to practice the language.

FAQ – REFUND POLICY

ABRISA is happy to refund the term fee is most circumstances. It is however vital that you inform us in writing that you do not wish to continue, as soon as you make this decision (portclass@abrisa.org.au)

Please note that ABRISA is a not for profit organization and our Portuguese Classes are a fund raising activity. As such, only a small percentage of the course fees stays with the organization – most of it is to pay the running costs.

The refund rules below were made to ensure that, if you give up our classes, we are able to honor the commitment we made to the remaining students without financial loss.

FULL FEE REFUND

1. If you give up the classes before they start, or
2. Up to the first week of the term (one class attended only).
3. If ABRISA decides not to run the level you subscribed to and there are no other alternatives mutually agreed upon between ABRISA and you.

PARTIAL REFUNDS

4. If you stop after attending 2 classes (70% of Term fee)
5. If you stop after attending 3 classes (50% of Term fee)
6. If for any reason ABRISA cannot run one specific class and cannot arrange a reposition of that class, you will be reimbursed the pro-rata value of the class.

NO REFUND

There is no refund if you:
7. Stop after attending 4 or more classes (consecutive or alternate), or
8. Do not communicate to ABRISA (in advance) that you are no longer attending the classes

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