With fully qualified native speaker Portuguese teachers all around Galway, we will have little problem arranging a language course to cater for your requirements and present Portuguese proficiency. Teachers can visit you at your own home or workplace, and classes are arranged to suit your schedule. Your first text book is complimentary - just make sure you pick the most appropriate option from the course packages below:
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.
Group Portuguese courses are available for groups of 2 to 12 people - we require only that your group are able to meet at the same time and place each week, and that you are all at approximately the same level in your Portuguese studies (no matter how elementary or advanced). As a general course, the focus will be on building conversational skills for common, real-life Portuguese situations. If you need you and your employees to have a working knowledge of Portuguese, this is the best place to start.
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.
Designed for groups of 2-12 learners, our business Portuguese group courses are tailormade for the students (and industry) in question. All members of the class should be at the same approximate level of Portuguese at the start of the course, able to meet at a regularly-scheduled time and place, and should all have similar learning aims within the language. Lessons focus on enhancing and strengthening core Portuguese skills which will help in the professional arena, such as specific vocabulary usage and developing the ability to perform many different tasks in a new language (for example, giving a first-rate presentation, or the right way to compose formal business communication).
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
While your group may be improving their Portuguese skills with each lesson, there are many elements of Portuguese that go beyond simply knowing the right word, or the right way to phrase something. Our specific purposes Portuguese group courses can help you gain skills that increase other facets of your group’s Portuguese abilities, including:
• 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