Portuguese in Brisbane
Brisbane is a multicultural city that has welcomed many thousands of immigrants for more than a century. One of the biggest communities living in the city is that of the Portuguese, with more than 1,500 people claiming Portuguese ancestry, according to the 2011 census. With the arrival of a group of immigrants from Madeira in the ‘50s, these Portuguese began to form a a small fishing community. Today, they have integrated fully into Australian society and these Portuguese Australians form a very organised, self-conscious and active community in Brisbane. Taking a language course will help you connect with them on a whole new level, take advantage of professional opportunities available to bilingual speakers and understand the Luso and Brazilian cultures better than ever. Get in touch with us and let’s make it happen!
Why Study Portuguese in Brisbane
For Work: Learning an international language like Portuguese will give you highly employable communication skills. Australia and Brazil are two powerhouses in the southern hemisphere and Brazil is Australia’s largest trade partner in Latin America. This exciting business relationship is growing, and you can take advantage of professional opportunities in Brisbane by signing up for a Portuguese course! For example, companies like Haydes Trades & Labour or Solitaire Automotive are always looking for Portuguese speakers to add to their teams. Plus, you can network with other entrepreneurs by attending the New Chapter for Australian International Education & Brazil, organised by the Australia Brazil Chamber of Commerce. This event gathers speakers from Brazil who share their insights on how different sectors of the economy can develop and engage the Brazilian market. Don’t miss this chance to impress these Brazilian businesspeople with your Portuguese and establish a long and successful commercial partnership.
For Culture: If you are interested in learning more about the Brazilian culture you can take some samba or axé lessons at one of the several dance schools around Brisbane, as the Brazilian Soul Rio Rhythmics school on Boundary Street. And if you are more into parties, you will be happy to know that this institution also hosts the annual Carnival Parade and Party Festival in Brisbane. Join them and wear an authentic Brazilian costume in this festival that features more than 150 performers and musicians. No dance experience required, just a sense of adventure and community spirit! And if you would like to know more about the Luso culture instead, join the Brisbane Portuguese Family Centre on Boundary Road, a community club where you can go and enjoy live bands, authentic Portuguese cuisine and more! Everyone is welcome, regardless of their ancestry. For example, every Friday they have a dinner-dance with authentic Portuguese food. On their site, they also feature news and relevant articles in Portuguese. Follow them and put your reading skills into practice!
For Social: If you are looking to make new friends and practise your Portuguese, you can join the InterNations community for Portuguese in Brisbane, a space where you can meet expats of Portuguese origin and also Australians who have an interest in learning more about their language and culture. And if the meeting leaves you hungry, why not go for delicious Brazilian food at a themed restaurant in Brisbane? The two best examples of Brazilian barbecue in the city are Navala Churrascaria at Eagle Street Square and Mundo Churrasco on McGregor Terrace. Portuguese cuisine has also made its way into mainstream Australian society, with the fast expansion and establishment of restaurant and fast food outlets, such as Nando's on Stanley Street and Oporto on Queen Street. Imagine ordering pasteis de nata using the Portuguese pronunciation you learn with Language Trainers!
Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Brisbane
Get in touch with us today so we can start designing lessons that truly adapt to your requirements and schedule. Our teachers are professionals with experience that can go to your home or office. You can also take your classes in a public place of your preference, like the State Library of Queensland on Stanley St, Café Brisbane on George St or Coffee Anthology on Margaret St.
And if you live on the outskirts of Brisbane, do still contact us. Our tutors are available for Portuguese lessons in areas such as Logan City, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redland City.
What are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos-lá! If you have studied the language before, test your current Portuguese level with our free Level Test so we can start designing a programme tailored to your preferences and skills!
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1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Brisbane
Our general one-on-one courses in Brisbane 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 Brisbane
Our Portuguese courses in Brisbane 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.
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Portuguese Courses in Brisbane (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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