With Listen & Learn's qualified tutors - all of whom are native Portuguese speakers - we can customise your 1-to-1 or group course to cater for your own aims, needs and current Portuguese proficiency. Our teachers can carry out your lessons in your Belfast home or office, arranging classes in advance for a time that suits you. The price includes the cost of your text books, and lesson scheduling can be as adaptable as the lessons themselves. The specifics of your course depends on which course package you choose:
Our general courses are a good place to start your Portuguese studies, or to improve upon your current skills. They give focused attention to expanding your day-to-day grammar and vocabulary, enabling you to improve your spoken and written Portuguese with relative speed and ease. General courses best suit those wishing to improve their Portuguese to conversational level, as well as students who hope to continue their Portuguese studies to a more advanced level.
Our Portuguese group courses are targeted for sets of 2-12 people, all of whom have the same requirements from learning Portuguese. Everybody should be at about the same level at the start of the course, and the entire group should be able to meet at the same time and place each week. Grammar and vocabulary form the backbone of the general course, helping the student gain fluency in conversational topics whilst increasing their overall working Portuguese knowledge. For groups who wish to engage in further Portuguese study, the general course is an excellent starting point.
One-to-one business Portuguese courses are aimed at learners who already have at least a working knowledge of Portuguese, but would like to further develop their skills in business communication. Our courses can be adapted to focus on your particular industry, and your trainer can help you with specific areas of skill development, such as report-writing, dictation, or business correspondence. Business Portuguese courses are great for any professionals who would benefit from further knowledge of Portuguese, including those working in multinational companies, preparing for international transfer, or seeking a new position. Many of our business students work in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, academia, and government.
Business Portuguese courses for groups cater to anywhere between 2 and 12 people who all have the same starting level and learning aims in their Portuguese study. Business classes concentrate on improving existing Portuguese skills in order to broaden the learner's ability to use their new language in day to day business affairs, whether that includes covering vocabulary specific to an individual industry or improving pertinent skill sets in the target language (from writing emails to giving a successful presentation). Perfect for employees of multinational organisations! Students will have to meet at the same time and place each week.
Specific purposes Portuguese courses are a great boon to people who have already studied Portuguese and wish to develop certain facets of their Portuguese skills. This can include an array of helpful guidance, including the following:
• Vocabulary related to the industry (legal, HR, engineering, accounting, medical etc.)
• Accent softening and elocution
• Expanding upon existing aspects (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling
• Communication skills in business (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Writing skills in business (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
If your group of 2-12 Portuguese learners require the same set of particular skills as well as a standard language course, our specific purpose group Portuguese courses can really help make a difference. So long as the whole group is at about the same stage of learning Portuguese, we can help improve their overall understanding by arranging classes focusing on improving the following:
• Elocution and softening of native accent
• Improving specific skills (writing, comprehension, listening, etc.)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Cultural and historical sensitivity
"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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