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Old Feb 1st 2024, 7:29 am
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We are moving to Tavira very soon and are looking for formal or informal Portuguese lessons. Does the town hall provide any free language courses? Can anyone recommend a class for beginners? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Old Feb 1st 2024, 5:16 pm
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Hi Karolsf,
We hunted about to no avail in Castelo Branco for ages, but today met a man at the Edificio Da CEE / UE who said get a social security number and take our Residency card plus the SS number to the Centro do Emprego ( Employment centre) and register for the course. We can then attend an induction meeting and if we don't get on the upcoming course we will get on the next. You must have the same system somewhere in or near Tavira. You don't have to be looking for work it simply allows you access to the course. The course is 150 hrs long two classes of 3hrs each week. Asked the cost he said we pay you 1.96 euro per hr. It gives you the beginners Portuguese certificate A1/A2 so you can apply for citizenship and go onto the B1/2 course if you wish.
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Old Feb 2nd 2024, 5:16 am
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Thank you, Eddie for your comprehensive reply. It is much appreciated, and we will explore that possibility in a couple of weeks. I would have never thought of employment office. Thank you again
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There's more information and links here for all the options for government-sponsored language learning for non-native speakers. You might find something additional there :

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Thank you, Eric! Much appreciated
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