Our Portuguese speakers, fully qualified to teach their native tongue, can train you and, if need be, the rest of your group at a time that is suitable to you, at your home or place of work. Sessions can take place on the day of your choosing - even weekends - and at the time you want: whether it be morning, afternoon or evening. If circumstances arise where your home or office is not convenient, the classes can be held at your trainer's office. Resources for the lesson are provided 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.
Those who would benefit the most from these Portuguese tutorials are those who feel they need to learn Portuguese to help them out in their business lives. For starters, learning salutations and business etiquette is integral; once these have been practiced then reading and writing lessons can start. Typical studiers have been those involved in international import/export, negotiations and acquisitions, those in multinational companies requiring another language, and those working in any way with international governments and relevant administration. Just our simplest lesson for beginners will have students finishing the lessons with basic telephone and e-mail Portuguese, as well as survival Portuguese should a visit to the country be necessary.
If there are 2 or more of you with the same level of Portuguese, the same targets within the language, and be able to study at the same time and location, then you'll be happy to know that these Portuguese lessons can also be made available for Two-to-One Portuguese Lessons or Small Group In-Company Portuguese Lessons. Listen & Learn do not generally recommend classes of more than 6-8 people, although Taster lessons in Portuguese can run with up to 12 people. Bookings must be made for all participants at the same time.
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')
The vocabulary of Portuguese is mostly from Latin, but there are influences from Arabic, as well as words from the Phoenician and Carthaginian languages
While Portuguese has many similarities in grammar and vocabulary with other Romance tongues, it is only really mutually intelligible for Spanish people - and even then communication is difficult
"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."
Winston SalemThe North Carolina towns of Winston and Salem decided to merge in 1913, and became what is now one of the most industrious and progressive communities in the Southeastern United States. Winston-Salem is home to some of the largest tobacco companies in the world, which has brought business people from all corners of the globe to this lush, hill-studded area of North Carolina. With a thriving international business community, more and more Winston-Salem residents have started learning new languages. The growing Asian and Hispanic populations in the area have made Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Spanish among the most popular and most useful to learn. Winston-Salem is home to over 250,000 residents and the population is 25% African-American, 48% White and 4% Hispanic