Portuguese in Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the most livable cities in the world according to the BBC, and as such it has become the home of many international communities. Some of the most populous groups are the Portuguese and the Brazilians. Almost 3,000 Brazilians living in Melbourne today, according to the 2011 census, and the numbers have increased in the last few years, as more and more people feel they have a better quality of life in Australia. Similarly, more than 2,000 Portuguese immigrants moved to Australia following financial crises back home in the late 2000s/early 2010s, and 500 settled in Melbourne. And even though 70% of these can speak English fluently, there is still 30% of this community who only speak Portuguese. So, if you are looking to connect with these communities on a whole new level, apply for a new job available to bilingual speakers or learn more about the Portuguese and Brazilian cultures, get in touch with us and start learning Portuguese with our professional tutors.

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Why Study Portuguese in Melbourne

For Work: Sign up for a Portuguese course and broaden your professional horizons in Melbourne. As globalisation encourages companies to expand to overseas markets, more and more businesses need versatile employees who can communicate with their Portuguese and Brazilian clients. Many companies with headquarters in Melbourne, like Michael Page and TechBridge Market, are always looking for bilingual talents to add to their teams. Boost your CV by studying Portuguese with us! And if you are looking for networking opportunities, you can contact the Australia Brazil Business Council. Established in 2015, this institution promotes friendly relations between these two countries by hosting seminars, webinars and workshops that will allow you to network with entrepreneurs of Brazilian origin and get to know more about how to make your business succeed in Brazil. Impress them with your Portuguese skills and begin a long-lasting relationship!

For Culture: Studying Portuguese in Melbourne allows you to take advantage of many cultural opportunities around the city and to join different institutions that try to keep the Portuguese and Brazilian cultures alive. For example, the Portuguese Association of Victoria on Palm Spring Road was founded in 1969 as a cultural, social, music and theater community organisation. This institution provides its members with different resources to keep in touch with their Portuguese roots, such as links to live stream radio stations from Portugal. You can even read their website in Portuguese to improve the reading skills you acquire with us at Language Trainers! Also, the Portuguese Cultural Centre of Melbourne encourages activities such as Portugal Day, a celebration of culture with clothes expos, theatre, traditional dancing and fado music. Sing along to these melancholic tunes with the pronunciation you learn in your language course.

For Social: If you would like to use your Portuguese to make new friends, that’s also possible in Melbourne. For example, you can join the InterNations space for Brazilians in Melbourne. Initially, this group was intended for Brazilian expats to share their experiences in Australia, but today it welcomes anyone who loves the Portuguese language and would like to practise it. Another option is the Lingos Melbourne Language Practice and Cultural Exchange. It’s not an exclusive group for Portuguese speakers and almost 5,000 members welcome anyone who needs to practise a language other than English. Improve your speaking skills while meeting new people in a relaxed and friendly environment!

 

Where to Learn Portuguese in and around Melbourne

Start your language journey in Melbourne with Language Trainers! We are a team of dedicated professionals who can design a tailor-made programme for you to achieve fluency in no time. Just get in touch with us and we will arrange for a tutor to teach you at your home, workplace or in a public place, if you prefer. Some options are the Town Hall Library Express on Kent St, Georgia Café and Deli on Seaport PI or Quince Café and Ice Cream on Beacon Ave.

And if you are living on the outskirts of Melbourne but are eager to learn Portuguese, do contact us still. We have great instructors who can start teaching today in Bankstown, Bondi Beach, Chatswood,  Liverpool, Wollongong and Newcastle.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, vamos-láAnd if you are not new to Portuguese, please take our free online Level Test so we can assess your abilities. When you are ready, send us an enquiry to get started!

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Interesting Language Facts

Bilinguals have higher educational success rates than monolingual students.

Bilingual adults tend to earn a higher average salary than their monolingual coworkers.

1 in 2 people speak 2 or more languages.
WHY people learn PORTUGUESE?
1.
Work abroad in Portuguese-speaking countries
2.
Travel and personal interest in cultures in Portuguese-speaking countries
3.
Personal reasons (communicating with friends or family abroad)
PORTUGUESE

JOKE
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Foreign Language Speakers
in MELBOURNE
31.9%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in MELBOURNE
47%
of population

1-on-1 General Portuguese Course in Melbourne

Our general one-on-one courses in Melbourne 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 Melbourne

Our Portuguese courses in Melbourne 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 Melbourne (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.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in Portuguese
30 Hours
Elementary
150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
Advanced

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A native Italian speaker born and raised in Italy, Laura has over five years of experience teaching the language to learners of all different ages and backgrounds. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies from the University of Rome. She is also a member of VATI (Victorian Association of Teachers of Italian).

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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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