Portuguese in Canberra

Globally, Portuguese is the eighth-most widely spoken language, with over 350 million speakers across numerous continents and countries, reaching as faraway from its origin country of Portugal to Australia. According to the latest census, 33,351 people claimed to speak Portuguese at home in the land down under, representing 0.2% of the total Australian population. Of these people, almost 800 of them have made Canberra their home. As with any foreign-language population, you will have an easier time connecting with this community if you speak to them in their native tongue and they will be more excited to share with you Portuguese culture and traditions. And who knows what new and thrilling personal and professional opportunities will present themselves with your new language skills. Get started studying this fascinating language with us at Language Trainers!

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Why Study Portuguese in Canberra

For Work and Travel: Learning Portuguese can help you advance in your career and help you get a new job in Canberra: Portuguese bilinguals may find work in international organisations, diplomatic representations and trading companies that export goods and services to Brazil and Portugal. And if you are looking for information about how to start your own business (or expand an existing one) in Portugal, you should get in touch with the Portuguese Australian Chamber of Commerce on Refinery Drive. This is an organisation that, since 2013, has been promoting trade and investment between Australia and Portugal. Meanwhile, if you are not looking for a new job but would like to enjoy a holiday in Portugal, then learning some basic Portuguese will come in handy. Even though most young people in the big cities are able to speak English, in small cities or towns you won’t be so lucky. Contact us today and we will prepare a personalised course, so you make the most out of your travels! British Airways and Qatar Airways offer flights; so, in a little over 15 hours, you can be eating delicious cozido a portuguesa and enjoying the amazing Portuguese beaches like a local.

For Culture: If you are looking to deepen your knowledge about Portuguese culture, you will find many instances for doing so around Canberra. For example, you can take part in the many activities organised by the Canberra Portuguese Club. Founded in 2015, this club was created to help the Portuguese people living in Canberra to connect with each other and organise community events. The most popular activity is their Christmas party, where you can meet other language learners and Portuguese native speakers and share with them your cultural experiences and have some fun. Another institution that promotes cultural exchange is the Brazilian Association of Canberra. For example, if you have children, you can enjoy a family day every October in the Dia das Crianças and take part in activities like football matches and other games, taste delicious food like feijoada and brigadeiro, and listen to live samba and axé.

For Social: Work and culture aside, learning Portuguese will also be useful to socialise and meet new people with similar interests in Canberra. One good place to do so is the InterNations Space for the Brazilians in Canberra, a language exchange group that welcomes anyone with an interest in the Brazilian language and culture. Take advantage of this opportunity to practise what you learn with us at Language Trainers while getting to know more about Brazil and its people’s traditions. Another option is to join the Language Exchange - Canberra Meetup, a club meant for any person who would like to learn or improve their second language. They have little flag stickers from different countries which you stick on your top: the first flag tells others your native language and the second informs them of the language you would like to learn or practise. You just need to pair up with another person who also wants to speak Portuguese and you can start to put your new language skills into play!


Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Canberra

Let’s get started with Portuguese lessons today and take advantage of all the opportunities Canberra has to offer. We provide one-on-one and private group courses which we can adapt to your specific skills and requirements. Improve your foreign language skills with our native-speaking instructors, who can deliver lessons in your home or office. You can also study in a public space if you prefer, such as the National Library of Australia on Parkes Pl W, the Coffee Lab on Narellan Place or Café Essen on Garema PI. And if your family also needs to take English lessons, just let us know and we will prepare a programme for them, too!

Would you like to sign up for Portuguese lessons but are living on the outskirts of Canberra? Don’t worry, we have excellent instructors who can start today in Queanbeyan, Murrumbateman, Belconnen and Wee Jasper.

Take the plunge and contact us today! Let’s go, vamos-lá! Our lessons are tailored to suit your level and skills, so take our free online Portuguese level test, and then send us a quick enquiry to find out more!

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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 Canberra

Our general one-on-one courses in Canberra 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 Canberra

Our Portuguese courses in Canberra 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 Canberra (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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How to Book

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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