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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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