Portuguese in Auckland
Auckland is known for its large multicultural population, with significant immigration arriving from Asia and Europe. Portuguese people, in particular, were among the first immigrants to arrive and settle in New Zealand throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, around 1,000 Portuguese travellers visit New Zealand each year and many of them make Auckland their home. Also, the community of Brazilians living in Auckland is substantial, with more than 2,000 people claiming Brazilian heritage, as recorded by the 2013 census. This collective has a huge cultural influence on the city, as seen in the many events that celebrate Brazilian and Portuguese culture, such as the annual Brazilian Day. Contact us at Language Trainers to start learning Portuguese today and enjoy these exciting and colourful celebrations like a true Brazilian without ever leaving Auckland! We specialise in preparing tailor-made courses, so you can gain the skills to make the most of these cultural activities while studying at your convenience.
Why Study Portuguese in Auckland
For Work: Learn Portuguese, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, and gain a competitive edge in the job market. Brazil, for example, is of growing importance to New Zealanders. The NZ government has signalled increased interest in developing relationships (both economic and educational) with Brazil and exports by the former to the latter amounted to over $30 million in 2018, especially in the fields of technology and agriculture (trading dairy, fruits, tobacco and coffee grains). This means that, if you are working in any of these fields, then learning Portuguese can give your career a boost as industry leaders will need bilingual speakers to aid international communication. Also, New Zealand has a friendly bilateral relationship with Portugal, which has been enhanced in recent years through shared peacekeeping work in Timor-Leste. New Zealand’s top imports and exports are footwear, heating appliances and refrigerators, wine and bed and table linen. Start learning Portuguese today to access more professional opportunities in the city of Auckland.
For Culture: In case you are not looking for a new job but simply want to experience the lively Brazilian and Portuguese cultures, you will be glad to know you will find plenty of opportunities for doing so around Auckland. If you love parties and celebrations, for example, you should not miss the annual Brazilian Carnival. This event has been bringing the colours, music, dance and great vibes of Brazil to the heart of Auckland since its inception in 2005. Enjoy the best of samba and other Brazilian music genres together with dance performances by beautiful axé dancers. You can also participate in the Brazilian Day Festival, a vibrant and fun event for all ages. There, you can find workshops, samba, zumba, forro and capoeira performances, food stalls, a huge carnival parade and live music. Sing along to the animated Brazilian tunes with the flawless pronunciation you acquire with Language Trainers and have the time of your life!
For Social: You can also learn Portuguese to connect with a growing group of people interested in practising foreign language skills, using Portuguese to talk about their experiences in New Zealand. For example, you can join the InterNations Space for the Portuguese in Auckland, a group that welcomes anyone with an interest in the language and culture of Portugal, regardless of their age or level of proficiency. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to put into practice everything you learn in your language lessons and improve your speaking and listening skills in a welcoming environment!
Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Auckland
Become proficient in Portuguese and enjoy all the professional, cultural and social opportunities Auckland has to offer to bilingual speakers. Our tutors have experience guiding learners to fluency, so they will get you speaking in Portuguese from the very first lesson. Just contact us so you can start learning in the comfort of your home or office. Or you can choose to take your lessons in a public place, such as the Central City Library on Lorne St, Up Café on Sebel Quay St and Wolfe Café on Federal St.
And if you are not based in downtown Auckland but live nearby, do still contact us. Our Portuguese teachers are waiting for your call in places such as Titirangi, Nehunga, Mount Wellington, Papakura and Manurewa. Just reach out to us and we will be there!
Take the plunge and start today! Let’s go, vamos-lá! In case you have studied the language before, please take our free online Portuguese Level Test. This way, we can gauge your starting level accurately and offer you a course pack that suits your abilities.
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1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Auckland
Our general one-on-one courses in Auckland 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 Auckland
Our Portuguese courses in Auckland 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 Auckland (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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Some of our Language Teachers in Auckland
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”The first two classes I’ve had have been great! Liliana my trainer has been very organized and knowledgeable.”Portuguese course in Sydney, Marketing Coordinator, Toys R Us
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