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Portuguese Courses in Cork

Our native-speaking, qualified Portuguese teachers will tailor your individual or group language course to suit your personal learning aims and Portuguese level. They are available to conduct classes in your home or office in Cork, on a day and at a time that suits you. Course books are included, and timetables can often be as flexible as you need. Your personalised course will be built around one of the following options:

Standard One-to-One Courses in General Portuguese

General Portuguese language courses are ideal for students at any level, from complete beginners to advanced learners. These courses are based around developing communication skills in common situations. Your teacher will place an emphasis on vocabulary and grammar, with plenty of speaking, listening, and reading practice. Our general Portuguese courses are an ideal way to get started in the language, build on existing skills, or attain a working knowledge before progressing to a business or specialised Portuguese course.

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Standard Group Courses in General Portuguese

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.

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Standard One-to-One Courses in Business Portuguese

Our one-to-one business Portuguese courses are intended for those learners who already have a basic grounding in Portuguese, but need to develop specific language skills to aid effective business communication. These courses can be tailored to address the requirements of your particular field, and can include development of any necessary skills, such as public speaking or professional correspondence. Business Portuguese courses are a perfect option for people working in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, and multinational companies where some knowledge of Portuguese is required. They are also ideal for jobseekers, people transferring to a foreign country, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government.

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Standard Group Courses in Business Portuguese

These business Portuguese courses are aimed at groups of 2 to 12 people who already have a fair working Portuguese knowledge, who wish to convert this knowledge to practicable business use. So long as all members of the group are at the same level of Portuguese at the start of the course, and are able to meet for each class at a pre-arranged time and place, then the classes will be of great benefit to all involved. Business courses will generally focus on the field or industry in question, incorporating related vocabulary and improving appropriate skills, such as writing reports, formal business correspondence or giving a presentation.

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Standard One-to-One Courses in Specific Purposes Portuguese

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

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Standard Group Courses in Specific Purposes Portuguese

If you have a group of 2-12 Portuguese learners who all require particular language skills or vocabulary, this option may be ideal for you. All members of the group should be at the same level, intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. We can tailor a group language course to address any of the following:

• Accent softening and elocution
• Training to improve specific language skills (writing, comprehension, listening)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. telephony, presentation, training, negotiation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Language for specific industries (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity

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The second most populated city in Ireland after Dublin, Cork has a population of around 120,000 and enjoys not only a rich history but a vibrant cultural life - in 2005 it was the European Capital for Culture. The city is famed for its live music venues, night clubs and late-bars; as well as the diverse combination of state-of-the-art shopping centres and family-owned traditional local shops. Cork's main industries are those of pharmaceuticals (most famously for Viagra) and IT (being the European headquarters of Apple Computers).

 

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