All of our Portuguese teachers are native speakers and appropriately qualified to teach the language at almost any level, keeping in mind your own learning needs and current level. Classes can be held in your Dublin home or workplace, and can easily be arranged to fit your schedule. We'll provide your initial text books, all you need to do is decide which of the following available course packages best suits your needs:
General Portuguese courses can be to the advantage of anybody, whether you are a rank beginner or already have some experience of the tongue. By focusing on grammar and vocabulary skills, Listen & Learn's general courses are perfect to develop your fluency in speaking, listening and reading everyday Portuguese. They are perfect for those who want to start making their Portuguese work for them, and a great precursor to a business course.
For a group of 2 to 12 people who need to gain the same level of Portuguese fluency in a given time, Listen & Learn's general group courses are just the thing. So long as the entire class is able to assemble at the same time and location each week and are roughly all at the same level at the start of the course, our group courses will help students gain fluency in everyday conversational Portuguese and also gain a good working knowledge of the language. With their main focus on expanding vocabulary and grammar, a general group course is an excellent place to start for those wishing to engage in further Portuguese study in the future.
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.
Intended for learners who already have a basic grasp of Portuguese and wish to extend it to apply to their working lives, group business Portuguese courses are a great way to enable employees within a multinational corporation to be productive in both their native tongue and their newly-acquired Portuguese. Group courses cater for up to 12 people (minimum of 2 students), and should be scheduled to take place at the same time and location each week. The tutor will develop the group's vocabulary to suit the related industry, as well as improve competence for day to day tasks performed in Portuguese.
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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