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Portuguese Lessons in Orlando

If you're considering embarking on a linguistic journey, Orlando serves as an exceptional starting point, particularly for learning Portuguese. The city stands as a beacon of cultural diversity, ranking Portuguese as one of the most frequently spoken languages after Spanish and Haitian Creole. By acquiring proficiency in Portuguese, you have the opportunity to make meaning connections with over 100,000 speakers throughout Florida. This offers not only social but also cultural benefits, as you immerse yourself in the multifaceted traditions of both Brazilian and Portuguese communities.

Furthermore, proficiency in Portuguese has considerable career advantages. A multitude of companies in Orlando are in search of bilingual candidates capable of expanding their customer base and facilitating international business relationships. Mastering this language could, therefore, not only enhance your employability but also potentially increase your earning capacity.

From a global perspective, proficiency in the eighth most-spoken language in the world offers invaluable benefits. It not only allows for a richer travel experience in Portuguese-speaking countries but also lays the groundwork for learning other Romance languages, including Spanish and Italian.

As you can see, taking Portuguese classes in Orlando is the smartest thing you can do for your personal and professional life this year! Want to know more? Then keep scrolling and find out some additional reasons why you should master this fascinating language as soon as possible.

Why Study Portuguese in Orlando?

Learn Portuguese for Work and Travel

One of the most compelling reasons to learn Portuguese this year is to enhance your career prospects. Regardless of your field, strong language skills can significantly improve your employability, and help you stand out in future job interviews. This is particularly relevant if you reside in Orlando, where key companies like Universal Studios, Orlando Health, and Siemens consistently seek bilingual candidates fluent in Portuguese who can help them have a more effective communication with foreign-born clients and expand their market reach outside the city limits.

On the other hand, if your aim is to broaden your global horizons, learning Portuguese is an excellent choice. Doing so will not only be beneficial in countries like Brazil and Portugal, but it will also grant you easier access to explore more distant Lusophone nations such as Angola, Mozambique, and Macau. While it's true that you don't necessarily need to speak Portuguese to enjoy these stunning locations, possessing a solid grasp of the language will profoundly enrich your experience. You'll not only connect more deeply with locals, but you'll also find it easier to read signs, converse with shop assistants, and ask for direction without resorting to English.

Learn Portuguese for Social

One of the benefits of living in Orlando is that you have the opportunity to attend a plethora of engaging cultural events celebrating Brazilian and Portuguese traditions. One such event is Brazilian Day Orlando, held every September at Lake Eola Park. This festival celebrates the rich art, food, and traditions of Brazil. By attending, you'll be treated to captivating performances by dancers, enjoy the sounds of enchanting bossa nova, samba, and forró music, and meet like-minded individuals who share your passion for Brazilian culture. Additionally, you'll have the chance to try some of Brazil's traditional dishes, such as feijoada and moqueca, while partaking in a range of fun activities suitable for the whole family.


On the other hand, if you're a theater aficionado and are interested in experiencing a Portuguese-language play, the Orlando Fringe Festival is a must-see event. Held annually, this festival is a hub for independent artists from around the globe, often featuring productions in multiple languages, including Portuguese. The event provides an extraordinary opportunity to witness authentic storytelling and explore diverse cultural narratives. Whether it's a drama, a comedy, or a thought-provoking one-person show, the festival offers a rich palette of artistic experiences that can deepen your appreciation for Portuguese language and culture.

Learn Portuguese for Culture

Learning Portuguese can be a social game-changer, especially if you're living in a multicultural city like Orlando. Speaking Portuguese will not only open up avenues for deeper connections with members of the Brazilian and Portuguese communities in the city, but also allow you to meet some of the numerous Portuguese-speaking tourists that visit the city every year.

One fantastic way to practice your Portuguese and meet new people in Orlando is by attending the Orlando Language Exchange. This event is designed as a relaxed yet structured environment where language enthusiasts can come together to practice different languages. Because Portuguese is one of the most popular languages there, you'll find plenty of opportunities to put your language skills to the test while making new friends. These events often feature conversational prompts and activities to break the ice, ensuring that even complete beginners feel welcome and engaged. Plus, it's an excellent way to swap cultural tips, share favorite spots in the city, or even find a reliable language partner for consistent practice. To attend, simply join the online group, or message one of the organizers, and find out where their next meeting is taking place. 

Where to learn Portuguese in and around Orlando?

If you're on the hunt for places to learn Portuguese near you, there are several options to choose from. Universities like the University of Central Florida and Rollins College offer Portuguese language courses that provide in-depth instruction and cultural context. Public libraries such as the Orange County Library System also occasionally host beginner-level Portuguese classes or language exchange meetups, offering a more informal setting to get started.

However, if you're seeking personalized instruction tailored to your individual needs and goals, Listen & Learn stands out as the best choice. Offering both private and group classes, we have some of the best native-speaking teachers from Portugal and Brazil who bring an authentic touch to the language learning experience. Our flexible scheduling options are ideal for busy professionals, students, or anyone juggling multiple commitments. Plus, our curriculum is adaptable, catering to your specific learning objectives—be it business Portuguese, conversational skills, or cultural fluency. In a city as diverse and dynamic as Orlando, Listen & Learn provides the most customized and convenient route to mastering Portuguese, so send us a quick inquiry now, and let us help you achieve all of your goals!

The type of courses we offer:

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General Portuguese

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. Inquire now about our Portuguese Courses or Take A Free Portuguese Level Test

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business Portuguese

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. Inquire now about our Portuguese Courses or Take A Free Portuguese Level Test

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business Portuguese

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. Inquire now about our Portuguese Courses or Take A Free Portuguese Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business Portuguese

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. Inquire now about our Portuguese Courses or Take A Free Portuguese Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business Portuguese

2 or more people can benefit studying Portuguese together as these Portuguese lessons are also offered to groups (Two-to-One Portuguese Lesson or Small Group In-Company Portuguese Lesson). Every student must have the same degree of knowledge of the language, the same business or language needs and the ability to study at the same time and place as everybody else. The booking has to be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advocate group sessions of more than 6-8 people, though Taster Portuguese Lessons can be experienced by up to 12 people. Inquire now about our Portuguese Courses or Take A Free Portuguese Level Test

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portuguese Songs

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Garota de Ipanema- Jobim & Moraes

This is one of the most well-known Brazilian songs of all time. Garota (girl) from Ipanema has very easy-to-follow lyrics and a beautiful rhythm that makes it a great learning resources for Portuguese students of all levels. For instance, beginners will practice regular verbs that end in -ar (like passar), -er (prencher), and -ir (existir). For more advanced students, there irregular as well, verbs like vir, ficar or estar. There’s even an English version of the song by Frank Sinatra, so it’s a great idea to listen to both to compare the (very different) lyrics! Dance to the rhythm of this catchy song!

portuguese Songs

Ja Sei Namorar- Tribalistas

Tribalistas is a highly popular (though short-lived) Brazilian group. They produced only one record, of which Ja sei namorar was the first track. It became so famous that it was chosen as the main theme of the FIFA video game in 2004. Listen to this song to brighten your day while putting your Portuguese skills to use! Learn how to use the infinitive and present tenses and pick up some words related to falling in love, such as namorar (make someone like you), beijar (to kiss), and sonhar (to dream). Click here to listen to the song!

Construção- Chico Buarque

Construção is a very popular song by Chico Buarque, a great bossa nova singer with a pleasant voice. The song was composed during the military dictatorship that took place in Brazil decades ago and talks about difficult topics, like censorship, persecution, and death, by telling the story of a man who goes to work and never returns home. The song is most suitable for intermediate or even advanced learners of Portuguese, as it features complicated tenses like mixed conditionals and informal vocabulary like quatro paredes sólidas (4 solid walls) or um pacote flácido (a bland package) that won’t be understood by beginners. Dance to the rhythm of this catchy song!

portuguese Youtube Channels

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5inco Minutos

Run by actress Kéfera Buchmann, this is one of the most popular Brazilian YouTube channels today. It focuses on funny vlogs and parodies of famous Brazilian programs and artists. Even though the channel name translates as “5 minutes,” this YouTuber uploads content that is much longer! As the videos feature famous artists from Brazil, you will get familiar with Brazilian Portuguese pop culture and slang. This channel is best suited for advanced students due to its speed of delivery and use of colloquialisms. Subscribe to 5inco Minutos and you will learn Brazilian Portuguese while having fun learning about the things you enjoy. Watch these videos here!

portuguese Youtube Channels

D4rkFrame

If you love conspiracy theories and crazy experiments, and would like to combine this with learning Brazilian Portuguese, you should definitely subscribe to D4rkFrame’s YouTube channel. From trendy craft projects to car explosions, you will find eccentric content that caters to every preference. For example, he is always playing jokes on his wife, so you will learn vocabulary used to refer to a loved one, such as “minha namorada.” And the best part is that it includes English subtitles, so you will be able to understand what the Youtuber is saying, even if you only know Portuguese to a beginner level. Watch these videos here!

AulaLivre

If you would like to level up your Brazilian Portuguese skills while learning something new, AulaLivre is the channel for you. The owners upload weekly content related to culture, science, arts, linguistics, and more. The videos are well suited to advanced language learners, as the channel has no subtitles and most teachers speak really fast and use a lot of slang. Fortunately, you will also find content related to the learning of Portuguese, which you can watch regardless of your proficiency level, as these videos feature tips on writing and pronunciation, punctuation, word order, and more! Watch these videos here!

portuguese News

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R7

Do you want to keep up with what is going on in Brazil while practicing your Portuguese? R7 is a website that publishes daily news articles about sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and current affairs. The articles are very short (less than 300 words) and use simple vocabulary, so are great resources for beginners to practice reading real-life materials. Some of the words used are quite similar to their English counterparts, too; terms like proposta (proposal), apresentada (presented), or autorizado (authorized). But others are more advanced, making this website a great place for Portuguese of all levels. Watch R7 for free here!

portuguese News

Globo News

Globo News is the most famous news channel in Brazil. If you are based in Brazil, you can tune in to watch the daily news on TV (Jornal Nacional). But don’t worry if that’s not the case for you: they run an online live stream daily, and you can read what is going on in their articles, as well. Further, You will see plenty of William Bonner, the iconic newsreader who has been with Globo for over 20 years. If you are interested in specific cities, you can check out regional Globo news, too. Watch GloboNews for free here!

Noticias ao Minuto

Noticias ao Minuto is one of the most well-known news outlets in Portugal. Its website features news articles categorized by topic, such as culture, tech, celebrities, economy, and more. The focus is Portugal, though it also has a lot of articles related to Spain, its neighbor. Most of the materials here are short and simple (under 400 words) and the most relevant news is accompanied by videos, so they can be easily understood by intermediate-level students. They publish an impressive number of articles per day (more than 20 per category), so you will never run out of material to read. Watch the news for free here!

Testimonials

From our clients all over the world

"I feel confident with listening to/writing/reading Portuguese. Denis is a very patient teacher who is also great at keeping the lessons interesting and fresh."
Alex Richards

Portuguese course in Online.

"My Portuguese classes are going great. She's a great teacher. I am exceptionally busy and she is very accommodating."
Felipe Albuquerque

Portuguese course in Phoenix.

"I really like how Carly teaches, the material that we work on and how she encourages me to speak all the time in Portuguese. I am very happy with the lessons!"
Mary Pytlowany

Portuguese course in Toronto, International Trade, Ontario Government.

"My Portuguese classes are going well. I’m pleased to say that I feel I have a strong foundation on which I can build my skills."
Catie Henley

Portuguese course in Online.

"My first couple of lessons have gone very well! I've learned quite a bit already, and my teacher has been a wonderful teacher so far."
Christen Vieira

Portuguese course in Winnipeg.

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