From an intensive one-to-one Portuguese language course at our London training centre to an in-company 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 Portuguese courses.
Our Portuguese language training courses are highly personalised and designed to improve your Portuguese communication and language skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic or legal.
Benefits of our Portuguese language course
A Communicaid Portuguese training course will provide you with the ability to:
- Speak Portuguese with confidence
- Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Portuguese-speaking colleagues and clients
through a show of interest in the Portuguese language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and
- Interact more confidently when visiting Portuguese-speaking regions or dealing with
Who should attend our Portuguese school
A Communicaid Portuguese language trainnig course is suitable for:
- Anyone working with Portuguese-speaking countries
- Anyone planning to relocate to a Portuguese-speaking region and wishing to attend a
Portuguese course in order to prepare in advance for their assignment
- Business professionals conducting business regularly with Portuguese speakers who wish to
build rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a Portuguese course
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in Portuguese- speaking
regions who need to be able to communicate at all levels
Portuguese course content
The content and format of your Portuguese language course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Portuguese and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Portuguese courses include:
- Spoken fluency
- Listening skills
- Pronunciation and accent
- Reading skills
- Telephone skills in Portuguese
- Email skills in Portuguese
- Sector-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
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 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 Portuguese course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy.
Portuguese course trainer
All Communicaid Portuguese course trainers are native speakers with a minimum of 3 years’ professional Portuguese training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Portuguese trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your 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 Portuguese training team.
AT started his training career in Portugal teaching Portuguese in public and private schools to learners from a variety of backgrounds. He arrived in London in 1999 and has worked as a freelance Portuguese trainer, translator and interpreter for both public and private sector companies, drawing on his own financial and legal knowledge to structure Portuguese courses to his learners’ precise requirements. He has been working for Communicaid since early 2005. He has delivered Portuguese language courses to a number of Communicaid clients including the Department for International Development and Deutsche Bank
Português – Facts about the Portuguese language
Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, Angola, Brazil, São Tomé and Príncipe and the Republic of Mozambique. It also shares official language status in East Timor and Macau. In total, it is estimated that there are approximately 200 million native Portuguese speakers to be found across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Portuguese belongs to the Western-Iberian group of the Romance language family. Its closest relations are Galician and Fala. Out of the more major languages, Spanish is considered to be the most similar.
Two main groups of dialects exist: Brazilian and European. For historical reasons, Asian and African Portuguese have always resembled closer European Portuguese, although some parallels can be drawn between them and Brazilian Portuguese.
Portuguese is written using the Latin alphabet and makes use of the acute, circumflex, grave accents as well as the tilde and cedilla.