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 Manchester, 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 Portuguese language courses are suitable for learners of any level. They aim to enable communication in everyday situations and are an ideal way to improve your knowledge of Portuguese, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned speaker. A general course focuses predominantly on grammar and vocabulary, supported by development of speaking, reading, and listening skills. General courses are ideal if you want to attain or improve on an all-round level of Portuguese, or build a strong foundation before moving on to business Portuguese training.
As the ideal starting point for a group of people wishing to gain a strong acquaintance with the ins and outs of conversational Portuguese, these group classes can be arranged for groups as small as 2 people, and as large as 12 - our only provisos are that the whole class are able to meet at a consistent time and place each week, and are all of the same approximate Portuguese level. General courses cover all the grammar and vocabulary you need to gain a practicable advantage in your spoken and written Portuguese, and are also an excellent basis for further Portuguese study.
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.
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
As long as all members of a group Portuguese course are at a similar level of expertise, specific purpose Portuguese courses can be customised to suit the needs of the group of 2-12 students with similar learning aims. These often include:
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
"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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