Portuguese in Adelaide

The history of Brazilian migration to Australia is not recent; the national census recorded 45 Brazilians living in the country as early as 1871. It is believed that these brave new migrants may have come to Australia on board English ships that stopped at Rio de Janeiro on their way to Australia. Since then, many more Brazilians have followed, and the number of Brazilians coming to Australia in recent times is increasing year after year. Traditionally, Brazilians have tended to settle in New South Wales and Victoria, but more recently, South Australia has attracted high numbers of Brazilian migrants. Today, there are more than 1,000 people who claim Brazilian ancestry and speak Portuguese at home in Adelaide, according to the 2011 census. Learning Portuguese, then, will be of help when connecting with this community and even when travelling to Brazil or Portugal. Just contact us at Language Trainers and we will start designing a language course that adapts to your abilities and schedule!

Staying home does not have to end your language journey. Quite the contrary, you can take one-on-one or small group online Portuguese lessons with our native, qualified language tutors. Reach out to us and our team will be happy to answer any questions!

Why Learn Portuguese in Adelaide

For Work: Brazil is Australia's 29th largest trading partner, with total trade making up 0.4% of Australia's  portfolio in 2017. Exports to Brazil comprise largely of coal, crude petroleum and aluminium, so if you are working in any of these fields, starting with Portuguese is a wise move to enable you to work with Brazilian partners and customers. And if you are looking for a new job, the Brazilians in Adelaide Facebook page often lists professional opportunities and helps Brazilians network with Australian partners and vice-versa. And did you know that Job Academy Australia organises workshops for people who speak Portuguese in Adelaide, like the annual Workshop Gratuito para Engenheiros na Austrália? This is a great chance to explore new career options, but you will only be able to take advantage if you speak Portuguese fluently, so sign up for a language course today!

For Culture: If you would like to experience the fascinating Portuguese and Brazilian cultures, you will be happy to know they are very much alive throughout the city. For instance, you can join attend events by the Portuguese People of Adelaide in South Australia on 6th Avenue all year round. This club aims to bring together Portuguese expats and anyone living in Adelaide with an interest in learning more about the Portuguese culture. For example, every June they organise a great festival to celebrate the Dia de Portugal Camoes e das comunidades. The event includes traditional Portuguese music and food, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to taste delicious cozido a portuguesa and sing along to fado songs using the flawless pronunciation you learn with us at Language Trainers! And if you are more interested in Brazilian culture, there are festivals and celebrations held around Adelaide, like the Festa Junina organised by the Brazilian Association of South Australia. This is a family afternoon filled with fun, games, music, dance and, of course, traditional Brazilian food, including coxinha, canjica and feijoada. Order these dishes in Portuguese and impress the attendees!

For Social: If you would like to socialise with others who love the Portuguese language as much as you, why not join the InterNations space for Portuguese people in Adelaide? This community arranges exciting events and activities aimed not only for the many Portuguese expats living in the city but also for anyone learning Portuguese and who wants to practise the language in a relaxed environment. Also, you can also follow the Brazilians in Adelaide’s Facebook page, where Brazilian expats post relevant information and events that take place around the city. Most of them are meetups, so you will be able to meet like-minded people while using your Portuguese. Plus, the page is written entirely in Portuguese, so check it out and put your reading skills to the test.  


Where to Learn Portuguese in Adelaide

Get started with Portuguese today! Studying with us is very convenient. Just reach out to us and we will arrange for a native Portuguese teacher to go to your home, office or a public space of your choice. Some options for where you might take your lessons are the State Library of South Australia on North Terrace &, Kintore Ave, at Café Troppo on Whitmore Square or UR Caffé on Melbourne St.

Even if you are living in Adelaide’s surrounding areas, you can still study with us. Our professional tutors are waiting for your call in places like Hahndorf, Morphett Vale, Gawler and Virginia.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos-la! If you have studied the language before, you can take our free Portuguese Level Test so we can gauge your current ability and then offer you a package that fits your needs.

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Interesting Language Facts

31% of executives speak a second language!

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WHY people learn PORTUGUESE?
Work abroad in Portuguese-speaking countries
Travel and personal interest in cultures in Portuguese-speaking countries
Personal reasons (communicating with friends or family abroad)

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1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Adelaide

Our general one-on-one courses in Adelaide will help students improve their Portuguese level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Portuguese classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Portuguese Course in Adelaide

Our Portuguese courses in Adelaide are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Portuguese and email skills, as well as a level of survival Portuguese, granting them the ability to work in a country where Portuguese is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Portuguese Courses in Adelaide (closed group)

Our Portuguese courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Portuguese Course or In-Company Small Group Portuguese Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Portuguese Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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Take our Portuguese Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Portuguese and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your Portuguese tutor’s details.

Begin your Portuguese training and receive your Portuguese course book.

Throughout your Portuguese course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in Portuguese-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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