Each module can be dealt with in class or started in class and continued at home for consolidation work or preparation for further in-class activities.
Nonetheless, we suggest the following steps regarding module 1 (personal identification and characterization), for example:
Warmer: L. introduces a (fictional) person (shown on a powerpoint slide) to the students. L. writes some words on the slide to characterise this person (e.g Pedro): ex: “Pedro, médico, 45 anos, 2 filhos, português, casado, mora em Lisboa” – Pedro, doctor, 45 years old, 2 children, married, lives in Lisbon). These key words are useful to introduce Pedro.
Step 1: L. asks students to repeat the words (individual and chorus drill)
Step 3: Students are then asked to write down their own identification, using only keywords.
Step 4: L. draws on the board three columns. In each writes words related to this module in different languages (it also depends on the students’ nationalities): olá / hello / hola; Portuguese / Portuguese / Portugués, etc. L. points to each of the words and students must repeat the word in the language selected.
Step 4: as a way of practising this vocabulary and sentence structures, then students could do the exercises form the resource pack, which they can easily have access to online or could simply download it and print it off.