Portuguese Lessons in Boston

Your colleagues and yourself can be trained by our native-speaking fully-qualified Portuguese tutors at a time and location to suit you. Classes can take place any day, even weekends, and can happen in the morning, afternoon or evening. If the case may be that your home or office is not convenient, there is always the option to take your classes at the office of your teacher. Study books for the lesson are provided.

Portuguese 1-to-1 General

These Portuguese lessons fit a broader spectrum, and can be useful for those who need different things from the language. Most beginner students will have a handle of survival Portuguese by the end of their lesson, which will provide them with enough Portuguese to communicate at least at a basic level during short trips to the country, but those who require more would benefit greatly from these sessions. Typical students have been those eager to travel all over the world, those buying overseas property, those with foreign spouses, aficionados of Portuguese culture and those who just wish to pass a particular Portuguese exam.


Portuguese 1-to-1 Business

These lessons in Portuguese are meant for those that feel that learning Portuguese would make a change in their work. For starters, it is expedient to learn how to say hello/goodbye, as well as basic business protocol; once the basics have been mastered, reading and writing come to the fore. Students who have greatly benefitted have been involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, jobseekers in multinational companies where another language is required, and those working in the international academia and government circuits. Even on our most fundamental beginner's lesson, students can anticipate ending the lesson with basic telephone Portuguese and e-mail Portuguese skills for communicating, as well as survival Portuguese if a short visit to the country is needed.


These are completely free and will take no more than 15 minutes

Portuguese Closed Group Lessons

Lessons in Portuguese are also accessible for 2 or more studying in tandem (Two-to-One Portuguese Lesson or Small Group In-Company Portuguese Lesson). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs of areas of proficiency, and must be able to work at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, although In-Company Taster Portuguese sessions can be run with as many as 12 people.


These are completely free and will take no more than 15 minutes
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Portuguese Language Essentials

Top Portuguese Food/Drink
1) Alheira (Portuguese sausage)
2) Arroz de Tamboril (Portuguese Monkfish rice dish)
3) Cachaça (Brazilian sugarcane juice)

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Top 3 Portuguese Survival Phrases
1) Bom dia (Good morning)
2) Fala inglês? (Do you speak English)
3) Você falaria mais lento, por favor? (Would you speak slower please?)

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Top Portuguese Idioms & Proverbs
1) Ajoelhou, tem que rezar. ("Kneeled and now has to pray.")
2) Procurando pêlo em ovo. ("Searching for a hair in the egg.")
3) Dá Deus nozes a quem não tem dentes. ("God gives nuts to those who don't have teach.")

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Portuguese Slang Words & Phrases
1) Não tô nem aí! (I couldn't care less!)
2) Busão (bus)
3) Dar uma geral. (Clean up/Tidy up)
The Easiest Things About Learning Portuguese
1) It’s easy to grasp the fundamentals.
2) It’s very similar to other Romance languages.
3) Portuguese speakers appreciate your efforts.
The Most Difficult Things About Learning Portuguese
1) Inanimate objects have a gender.
2) There are many many conjugations to memorize.
3) Pronunciation is difficult.

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3 Surprising Facts About Portuguese
1) Portuguese was officially declared a language in 1290.
2) Three new letters were added to its alphabet in 2009.
3) There are over 5 million native Portuguese speakers in Africa.

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Top 3 mistakes Portuguese students makes
1) Mixing up gender.
2) Saying words as they would sound in Spanish.
3) Not pronouncing nasal vowels
Top Portuguese Dialects
1) Brazilian
2) European
3) Angolan

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