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 Limerick, 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:
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 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