Our Portuguese teachers are able to tailor your course to fit your precise learning goals, taking into account any current competence in the language and building upon it. All our native Portuguese tutors are fully qualified and ready to arrange classes in your home or place of work in Brighton, and lessons are arranged according to your timetable, not theirs. Course text books are included in the price, and lesson times can easily be rearranged in advance. Your tailormade course depends on your chosen package:
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.
Listen & Learn's general Portuguese courses for groups are a great option for groups of 2-12 colleagues or friends who are at the same level in studying Portuguese. Your group should have similar learning goals and be available to study at the same time and location every week. The courses are tailored to suit the group's level, no matter how elementary or advanced. General courses aim to give students knowledge of common Portuguese that would be used in real scenarios. Your teacher will cover a lot of grammar and vocabulary, as well as give you ample opportunities to practise your reading, listening, and speaking skills. General group Portuguese courses are great for groups who would like to begin learning Portuguese, or improve on existing skills and knowledge. These courses are also highly recommended as a first step for companies who would like their employees to move on to a business language course once they have a working knowledge of Portuguese.
With our one-to-one Portuguese business courses, you can develop your current Portuguese skills to incorporate them effortlessly into your job - perfect for those employed by multinational organisations, moving abroad to work, or in search of employment overseas. Lessons are designed around your sector of industry and field of work, and tutors can aid learners in improving individual skills required by your role, such as giving presentations, writing reports or composing formal written correspondence.
Group business Portuguese courses are intended for small groups (of 2 to 12 students) who already have a working knowledge of Portuguese, and want to extend their skills in the arena of business language. Your group should have approximately the same level of Portuguese, whether that be intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. You should all be available at the same time every week, and have complementary learning aims. Your trainer will develop your course around your group's language goals and particular field of business, and can incorporate any specific areas of focus, such as improving negotiation or presentation skills. Group business language courses are suitable for a wide range of organisations, including multinational companies, and those whose employees require a higher level of Portuguese to develop international business relationships.
Specific purpose courses in Portuguese are aimed at those who already have semi-proficient skills in Portuguese but wish to improve in particular areas of expertise. Your teacher can guide you through many features of Portuguese to help you gain fluency, linguistic or not. These may include:
• Accent softening / pronunciation
Developing existing aptitude for writing, reading, listening, speaking, etc.
• Language for international travel Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. proposals, reports, formal correspondence)
• Vocabulary for particular industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Understanding historical and cultural context
Portuguese courses catered for specific needs can be extremely useful in your group gaining not only fluency but an all-round knowledge of the Portuguese culture, language and common practices. Groups of 2-12 students with the same learning aims can benefit from any of the following:
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. HR, engineering, accounting, medical, legal)
• Elocution and accent softening
• Expanding individual skills (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling internationally
•Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural 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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