Portuguese Course Materials

Portuguese Language Course Materials

The online, 10-week and 5-week Cactus Portuguese courses are structured around a Portuguese language course book. The Cactus teachers will use the course book activities and exercises in class, and may also use the course book to set homework. The course book will be used approximately 60% of the time, with the other 40% made up of activities and tasks sourced by the teacher from additional resources. Your teacher will use their own materials, practice activities from other books, and ‘authentic materials’ from newspapers, magazines, the internet, video, radio, and podcasts. On this page you can check which course book you need to purchase for your level. We also offer our top tips on how to make the most of your course book.

Level Book ISBN
Beginner 1 Portuguese XX1 New Orthography 1 Unit 1 – 4 9789727579273 / 9789897523809
Beginner 2 Portuguese XX1 New Ort 1 Unit 5 – 8 9789727579273 / 9789897523809
Beginner 3 Portuguese XX1 New Ort 1 Unit 9 – 12 9789727579273 / 9789897523809
Elementary 1 Portuguese XX1 New Orthography 2 Unit 1 – 4 9789897523816
Elementary 2 Portuguese XX1 New Ort 2 Unit 5 – 8 9789897523816
Elementary 3 Portuguese XX1 New Ort 2 Unit 9 – 12 9789897523816
Intermediate 1 Portuguese XX1 New Orthography 3 Unit 1 – 4 9789897523823
Intermediate 2 Portuguese XX1 New Ort 3 Unit 5 – 8 9789897523823
Intermediate 3 Portuguese XX1 New Ort 3 Unit 9 – 12 9789897523823
Upper Intermediate Avançar em Português: Livro + CD áudio (B2) 9789897523687
Advanced Português em Foco 9789897523960
Proficient Teacher’s Own Materials N/A


Where to Buy your Book

Cactus works with the European Book Shop in central London to ensure that all the course books we use are available for our students to purchase. There is a 10% discount with the European Book Shop for Cactus students. You may also find your course book on Amazon.

How to Book your Course

If you haven’t yet booked your Portuguese evening course, check our offers page for our latest discounts, and book your course here.

Helpful Course Information

Free Portuguese Level Test
Portuguese Course Outline
Language Course Questions
Free Online Portuguese Resources
Cactus Teacher Profiles

For more information on any of our courses, or just general advice on language learning, please call us on 01273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Language Holidays Abroad

Cactus also offers Portuguese language holidays in Portugal and Brazil.


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