Our native-speaking qualified Portuguese teachers can guide you and your group at your work or at home, at a time convenient to you. Classes can take place on any day of the week - even weekends - morning, afternoon or evening. If needs be, if meeting at your office or home is not suitable, you can take your lessons at the trainer's office. Study materials are supplied for you.
Portuguese lessons of this type are broader and are aimed towards students with a variety of requirements. While all beginner level students will cover survival Portuguese - needed for short visits to countries where English isn't widely spoken, or if you wish to 'go local'; those studying Portuguese usually go in different directions at this point, depending on what they need. Those who have benefitted from these Portuguese classes have been those investing in or buying property overseas, those married to overseas nationals, people setting off on a round-the-world trip, enthusiasts in Portuguese culture, and those enthusiastic to pass a specific exam in Portuguese.
These Portuguese lessons are driven towards people who have a requirement to learn Portuguese to bolster their work output. For novices, you will find it useful to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and once you have become more proficient then reading and writing will come to the fore. Typical students include those concerned with import/export, those seeking work in multinational companies, international negotiations, and anyone working with international colleagues or administration. Even on our most rudimentary beginners lesson, students can expect to finish the lesson with decent telephone and e-mail Portuguese, as well as a good enough grip on the language for a short trip to the country.
The Portuguese lessons are also available for 2 or more people studying together (Two-to-One Portuguese Lesson or Small Group In-Company Portuguese Lesson). All participants must have the same level, the same business or general language needs and be able to study at the same time in the same location. The booking must be made for all participants at the same time. Listen & Learn do not recommend group classes of more than 6-8 people although In-Company Taster Portuguese Lessons can be run with up to 12 people.
The vocabulary of Portuguese is mostly from Latin, but there are influences from Arabic, as well as words from the Phoenician and Carthaginian languages
Portuguese is not only the official language of Portugal - it is also the first tongue in Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola and Guinea-Bissau
Portuguese and Spanish may have strong similarities, but there are also gaping differences; such as a widely differing stock vocabulary (i.e. basic, common words), very different word endings, and a more complex usage of the definite article ('the')
"Our native speaker qualified Portuguese language teachers can train you and your colleagues at your office or home at a time to suit you. Classes can be any day of the week (even weekends) in the morning."
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