Ranging from intensive one-to-one Brazilian Portuguese courses at our London training centre to an in-company Brazilian Portuguese course at your offices, Communicaid can provide you and your organisation with a language course that meets your needs. With training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Brazilian Portuguese courses.
Our Brazilian Portuguese courses are highly personalised and designed to improve your Brazilian Portuguese communication and language skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic or legal.
Benefits of our Brazilian language course
A Communicaid Brazilian Portuguese course will provide you with the ability to:
- Speak Brazilian Portuguese with confidence
- Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Brazilian contacts through a show of interest
in Brazilian language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and
- Interact more confidently when visiting Brazil or dealing with Brazilian Portuguese speakers
Who should attend our Brazilian school
A Communicaid Brazilian Portuguese language course is suitable for:
- Anyone working with Brazil or Brazilian contacts
- Anyone planning to relocate to a Brazil and wishing to attend a Brazilian Portuguese course in
order to prepare in advance for their assignment
- Business professionals conducting business regularly with Brazilians who wish to build rapport
and strengthen relationships by attending a Brazilian Portuguese course
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in Brazil who need to be
able to communicate at all levels
Brazilian course content
The content and format of your Brazilian Portuguese training course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Brazilian Portuguese and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Brazilian Portuguese courses include:
- Spoken fluency
- Pronunciation and accent
- Listening comprehension
- Reading comprehension
- Telephone skills in Brazilian Portuguese
- Email skills in Brazilian Portuguese
- Sector/industry-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Brazilian Portuguese training is available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Training takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although training is also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitable tailored and published materials will be used throughout your Brazilian course, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and throughout the duration of your course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Brazilian Portuguese course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).
Brazilian Portuguese course trainer
All Communicaid Brazilian Portuguese course trainers are native speakers with a minimum of 3 years’ professional Brazilian Portuguese training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Brazilian Portuguese trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Brazilian Portuguese language trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Brazilian Portuguese training team.
FB has more than 20 years experience as a teacher and Brazilian Portuguese language trainer working on a variety of projects with children and adults. She has been working in the UK since 1999 as a freelance Portuguese language trainer with a number of private clients in both a general and business Portuguese context. She has also worked as a project manager on a number of NGO projects in Brazil and established herself as a leading trainer and materials developer for the BCA (Brazilian Contemporary Arts) in London.
Português – Facts about the Brazilian Portuguese language
Brazilian Portuguese is a collective name that refers to the variants of Portuguese spoken by approximately 160 million people of Brazil. Portuguese belongs to the Western-Iberian group of the Romance language family. Brazilian Portuguese originates from the Portuguese variants spoken by colonists of Brazil from Europe between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It was substantially influenced by the Amerind languages of the aborigines it supplanted, then later by the various African languages of the slaves that were brought over by the settlers.
In Brazil, two varieties of spoken Brazilian Portuguese co-exist closely and often used simultaneously. These varieties or rather “registers” can be classified as either “formal” or ‘informal’. Formal Brazilian Portuguese has both a written and spoken form and is the standard used in all media and communications throughout the country. In its spoken form, it is generally only used in formal contexts such as speeches and ceremonies. Informal Brazilian Portuguese is used practically by everyone and does not possess a written equivalent.
Brazilian Portuguese is written using the Latin alphabet and makes use of the acute, circumflex, grave accents as well as the tilde and cedilla. The Brazilian spellings of certain words differ from those used in Portugal and the other Portuguese-speaking countries.